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Easy to Reach Ghost Town-Scenic Drive to Get There

If you are in the area and have about an hour to spare, take Highway 349 for nine miles (it is paved the entire way) and visit White Oaks. I rarely have found such an accessible... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2014
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Canon City, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

White oaks is a interesting ghost town, people still live there but not like it use to be they have a no scum aloud saloon and in your a young guns 1&2 fan they you know what I'm talking about The old school house is at the top of a hill and is really cool to see with lots of... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I visited White Oaks with my family in either 1953 or 1954 when I was 7 or 8 years old. The reviewer who mentioned there wasn't much there is correct, but there was much more there in the early 1950s with many more old buildings and store fronts. We were given a tour through the Hoyle mansion by a elderly... More 

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Jackson Hole, WY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

White Oaks was nice to drive around. Huge old buildings in a very small town. Nothing was open when we were there. A few artists appear to live there. It is a short drive from the highway. I would visit if I happened to be in the area (which we were).

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

If you are in the area and have about an hour to spare, take Highway 349 for nine miles (it is paved the entire way) and visit White Oaks. I rarely have found such an accessible ghost town. The drive In has tumbleweed everywhere, particularly on a windy day, and the scenery was pleasant with wild flowers along the roadside.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

I have ridden by motorcycle to White Oaks several times. It is a few miles off the road. Lots of history about the place. There isn't much there but pull up to No Scum Allowed Saloon and have a cold brew and enjoy some live music and friendly locals. If you prefer places with shopping and lots of activity then... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

The ghost town is not much but continue through town and the road turns to gravel and you will see a sign that says potter 3.5 miles ahead. Well at first you think what in the world could this be. Well follow the signs to one of the most wonderful potters studio you could hope to find. Pull up and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

My husband and I drove several miles off the main road to see the ghost town of White Oak, NM. There were a few older buildings that date back to the gold rush days. There was nothing to tour and no open businesses. The town is just run down.

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