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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.