Ghost towns dot the map of the United States, and extremely prevalent in the former wild west states. As a card carrying history nerd married to another history nerd and world geography teacher, historic sites are a big part of our normal travel itinerary. Ghost towns in particular have long fascinated me, so much so that I did my senior history thesis on Cadron Settlement, a long lost Arkansas ghost town.
Let me just recommend Jeep tours to anyone with a kid who needs a good nap. We did a lot of off road driving in Colorado and New Mexico, and it was the Bear's kryptonite. He couldn't fight it. Out like a light every time.
The most popular thing to do in St. Elmo is feed the chipmunks. I freely admit that I enjoyed this more than anyone else, maybe ever. I had a Disney princess moment, y'all.
Do you or your family enjoy historical travel?
What's your favorite history travel outing?