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Two spooky ghost towns we toured | thepupdiary.com

4 Oct

There sure are a lot of spooky ghost towns out west! This past summer we toured Virginia City in Montana and Jerome in Arizona. We didn’t see any ghosts, but we did have a lot of fun! (BTW – A ghost town is just an abandoned village, town or city. Not too spooky!) Find a ghost town to tour near you!

Jerome, Arizona Ghost Town

Jerome, Arizona Ghost Town

Virginia City is an old mining town from the 1860s located about 20 miles west of Yellowstone National Park. Leashed dogs are welcome to tour the grounds and check out the open-air style museum with dozens of buildings and artifacts. We were welcome in all of the shops and they even have dog-friendly stagecoach tours through the streets. Although a major tourist destination, the town still maintains an authentic old west feel. We really enjoyed our visit! We had lunch on the picnic tables at Town Haul Diner in Harrison, Montana.

Jerome, located 20 miles from Sedona on top of a mountain, is an historic copper mining town from the late 1800s. Known for its artist community today, the town attracts lots of tourists. We were welcome in most of the shops, but none of the restaurants or wineries allowed dogs either inside or outside.  We had fun just strolling the winding streets and window shopping.  Walking ghost tours were available.  Head to Sedona for several dog-friendly dining options where most restaurants with outdoor patios welcome the pups.

Getting our kicks on Route 66 | thepupdiary.com

6 Aug

Like the song says, “If you ever plan to motor west . . . Get your kicks on Route 66!” So we knew we needed to check out part of the route while traveling through Arizona last month. Historic Route 66 signs were clearly marked along the Interstate and we decided to check out the route through Seligman, Arizona – the birthplace of Historic Route 66.

Signs leading us to Seligman, Arizona

Signs leading us to Seligman, Arizona

There were several “roadside attractions” along the mile of the road we followed. Seligman is a cute place to stop for a bite to eat if you are heading to the dog-friendly Grand Canyon, which is about a 2-hour drive north. We stopped for lunch at the outdoor patio of Delgadillo’s Snow Cap, which was built back in 1953. The burgers and shakes were yummy! We were welcome in many of the shops that lined the road. Too bad we weren’t allowed to check out the Roadkill Cafe — that would have been something to see!