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Ghost town that doesn't seem too spooky in the daytime

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank MarkMM55
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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 

Thank familytraveler38
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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.

1 Thank maryeee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 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 stars Reviewed November 11, 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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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this detour from our Vegas to Zion drive. Look closely in Rockville for the sign on the right that says Grafton. We almost didn't see it. You'll take a long and winding road to the little town. It is a dirt road, but we drove it in our small SUV rental with no problem. (I... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I was eager to see any ghost town in our roadtrip and when we left Zion we had some time so we detoured to Grafton. The road is in bad condition, but it is not long. The town itself is quite small (some 3-4 houses) and little can be seen inside them, but it gives you an idea of how... More 

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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The town is not well marked as to where to turn in Rockville. It is a long trip down a bumpy dirt road! Not worth the trip. Not much to see. Look at the pictures other people posted.

Thank Gorgar86
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Our kid were fascinated to read about the lives of early pioneers seeing the graves of those killed in "Indian attacks" amongst other things. You may remember one of the buildings from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Close to Springdale and well worth the trip.

1 Thank larabe6
Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

If you're looking for a quiet few hours ,slightly off the beaten track, then go to Grafton. Only a few houses remain from a bygone era but if you have a good imagination you can picture this small communities life. Don't miss the cemetery which really helps you to see how much fortitude these people must have had.

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