Are you near Fargo and looking for a little adventure or some great photo opportunities? There are some surprising finds near Fargo that will really get you interested, especially if you're an avid watcher of ghost hunting shows or the History Channel. The ghost towns near Fargo will keep you occupied and on your toes for days!
I'm sure you probably thought ghost towns were only way down south in Arizona or Texas, but they are actually scattered all over the United States. North Dakota has its share of ghost towns with 66 ghost towns and 10 near Fargo. Some have more abandoned buildings still standing than others, and some still have a few residents.
Arena, North Dakota was abandoned actually not too long ago. It looks like a nice small town, but no one is living there. The remains of a falling down school, elevator, church and some residences are left. The white church with grayed wood is especially photogenic. Arena is 180 miles from Fargo.
Havana is 109 miles south of Fargo right near the South Dakota border. The entire town is full of abandoned buildings.
Kidville has only some foundations and blocks left, but has a very interesting history. It is 1.5 miles southwest of Fort Ransom and is 88 miles from Fargo. The heyday of the city was between 1897 and 1923. It was the first city in the county to have telephones. From 1917 to 1919 an insane asylum escapee hid around the town and threatened residents killing one.
Sherbrooke is 84 miles from Fargo and has several overgrown vacant homes and a stone foundation from a large building. It once was the county seat of Steele county.
Garfield is 71 miles from Fargo. The town was moved in 1884 to Park River but the oxcart tracks of Kittson Trail, cemetery and church foundations still remain.
North Almont is 229 miles from Fargo. The town has a grain elevator and a shack remaining.
Omemee is 258 miles from Fargo and all that remains are streets, sidewalks and about eight buildings. The city was founded at the intersection of two railroads. The last residents left in the 1980s.
Hamberg is 178 miles from Fargo with dirt streets, deteriorating wood structures and old masonry buildings. There is an abandoned bank, post office, school and church.
When you go driving to ghost towns, make sure to bring your camera and get out and walk around. Imagine what life was like and what the last few years of the towns were like.