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Ghost Town of Grafton - Interesting and worth the visit.

This place is fun to visit. Only 3 buildings, but each are quite unique. The history of this place is also interesting. We visited at dusk and took some fun photos. I wouldn't go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Shoreview, Minnesota

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Frisco, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were returning from an atv tour which was just a few minutes from this town. Our guide recommended that we stop here since we were close by. It was not at all what I pictured in my mind of how it would look. There are just a few buildings that were easily accessible. We spent just a few minutes... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is fun to visit. Only 3 buildings, but each are quite unique. The history of this place is also interesting. We visited at dusk and took some fun photos. I wouldn't go twice, but it is worth the 3 miles drive on a gravel road to take a look. There is also a cemetery to visit just down... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were planning to cross the mountain south of Zion, a difficult dirt road. On the way we talked to an elder and made the trip to Grafton, just a couple of miles drive down a dirt road. To our surprise we found what is left of a settlement of 160+ people in the late 1800's! The church and a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little abandoned town with a big history. Great spot for a family picnic. Well maintained dirt road got us there just fine in a mini-van.

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Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Once you get into Rockville, driving on highway 9, begin looking for a small sign telling you where to turn. You will turn south. If you get through town, turn around and look again. I THINK it is across from a produce stand. Drive across the old and historical bridge and follow the road to the right. It will become... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Do not expect to spend a long time here, but it is definitely worth a visit. It is a visit on your own sort of ghost town at the end of a gravel road just outside Zions National Park. It's history us quite interesting, and if you like frontier towns with a history, Grafton is worth visiting. Do not miss... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stopped here on the way driving from Zion to Las Vegas. Took no more than 15 min off the main road to reach. Although you pass the turn off for the cemetery first, we opted to visit the little settlement first. Much refurbishment has been done and currently continues. The house at the end (past the schoolhouse) was open... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

It is a short drive off the beaten path, self-guided tour of Grafton. I enjoy old buildings and did enjoy this as a short side trip. Next to the site, there are cows grazing in the fields. It was a nice change from the many gift shops of Springdale.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This isn't strictly speaking a real ghost town as there are a few obviously inhabited buildings in the area and I saw plenty of livestock in the area (turkeys and cows). There are only a few of the original buildings standing (most were pulled down and scavenged when the inhabitants decided to abandon the town). Descendants of the original settlers... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

In my Internet search for one room schools, I found the Grafton School which is located in the abandoned town of Grafton (about three miles from Rockville). I was happy to discover both a school and a ghost town in one location. In Rockville, we turned onto Bridge Street (saw a sign for Grafton) and crossed the historic Rockville Bridge.... More 

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