Ghost Town Gulch

Ghost Town Gulch, Shaniko: Address, Phone Number, Ghost Town Gulch Reviews: 3.5/5

Ghost Town Gulch
3.5
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Roll through desert, mountain, ranches, and canyons: a 42.7-mile trail for the advanced biker.
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3.5
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richardfsjr
36 contributions
Not what I was expecting
Aug 2021
This is not a Ghost Town and more or less a tourist trap. They have some old buildings which are nice to see but no way to get inside and look around. There are businesses here in some of the older buildings that sell antiques and other stuff which is all over priced. It's worth a stop if your in the area but I wouldn't go out of your way to get here.
Written August 30, 2021
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SeattleWonderer
Seattle, WA46 contributions
Quaint Tiny Town, Great place to stretch your legs
Jul 2021 • Family
Stopped here for a bathroom stop for my son - but I was glad to have a nice place to take a stroll and wonder through the preserved town. There are public bathrooms (donation box outside to help keep them open). I bought an iced coffee a couple doors down. They have a nice expresso machine. There is a nice picnic area. Seems like they could use the business and company. Stop by!
Written July 10, 2021
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RissaMarissa
1 contribution
Family trip
Aug 2019 • Family
I wouldnt call it a ghost town, more of an old town that's been preserved. Nothing was open to view. Seems like it's all still being used by locals. A few old building not being used but not at all what we were expecting for the drive with three kids. The car museum was depressing more of a barn filled with nice vehicles that could be restored or in a quality museum that are rotting away.
Written August 3, 2019
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kathy b
Silverton, OR12 contributions
Need a trip to the Old West? Shanikos your place!.
Jul 2019 • Family
Shaniko is an old ghost town on Hwy.97 between Madras and Biggs Oregon. There are a lot of the old buildings still standing and the conservation committee has done a fine job of posting the history of the town. You can also find information at the old museum. It's a good place to stop off for an ice cream cone and wander around to stretch your legs. Take som funny photos at the old jail and get aglimpse into the past. Shaniko made it's start and ptospered in sheep and wool until the railroad pulled out. That's when everybody left, but they still have a population of 26!
Written July 27, 2019
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richard g
Portland, OR774 contributions
Unusual and interesting experience
Aug 2018 • Family
The history of Shaniko was interesting and they have tried to preserve and depict the era. In 1900, according to historical records, they were the biggest producer of wool for the country and arranged for a train to help deliver their goods. Our grandkids were interested and fascinated
Written August 18, 2018
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Michelle W
14 contributions
This place still has some authentic history to look at.
May 2018 • Family
There has been some attempt to turn this into another tourist trap, but you can still just wander around the town and see some real history. It's a great place to take photos. Just be careful of the rickety wood sidewalks, and be aware that there are "No Pets" signs everywhere.
When we visited, on Memorial Day, everything was closed, but it made it easier to take photos without other cars and people around.
Written June 12, 2018
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Andy L
San Francisco, CA69 contributions
a pause on the way
Dec 2017 • Couples
stopped on the way towards the John Day river; another guide book had suggested stopping here.
Interesting to take a moment to wander the streets.
Written January 4, 2018
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Hazel L
Corvallis, OR449 contributions
It's a ghost town. One open business. Worth a stop.
Oct 2016 • Couples
We have been to Shaniko a couple times this month. It's an interesting stop and would be a fun place to be on their summer festival weekends. For now, it is truly off-season. The store, Shaniko Trader, is open and there is a Porta-Pot if one needs a restroom.

In early Oct. when we were there, there was a "garage sale" in the lot next door. It was wrapped up when we were there later in the month.

You are free to wander around town, look in windows, etc. At one time there was a barn full of very old cars. We were told that they have gradually been sold off.

If purchasing an item in the collectible part of the store (in the back) be very careful of your purchase. I purchased a few pieces of American Fostoria and was assured that they were the old glassware. When I got home and washed one of the items, I found that the lid was Amerian Fostoria but the pedestal candy dish was a knockoff. It was my own fault as I should have been more careful and less trusting.
Written November 2, 2016
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robinsdl
Sherwood, OR172 contributions
Ghost town
Sep 2016 • Couples
Neat glimpse of history. Fun to stop and look around. Great ice cream shop. Hotel is shut down. Fill up gas whenever you can.
Written September 28, 2016
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Annette M
Tacoma83 contributions
Hmmmm...
Aug 2016 • Couples
Spent a hot minute in Shaniko. (Really, it was 99°!) Talked with the owner of the grocery store. The only business that was open. From what he told me, he has the only operating business in the town of 25 residents. There is a Texaco gas station, but he told me it has never had gas. Worth a stop, just to talk with the store owner. Especially if you like Loretta Lynn as much as he does.
Written August 15, 2016
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