Inside Saint Elmo, Colorado’s Best Preserved Ghost Town

St. Elmo, is currently the best-preserved ghost town in Colorado. This former gold mining camp in Chaffee County lies in the heart of the Sawatch Range. The entire district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, … Read More


Port Royal – Sunken Pirate City, Jamaica

Port Royal, Jamaica was once known as “the most wicked and sinful city in the world”. Founded in 1494 by the Spanish, the enclave positioned on the mouth of what is now called Kingston Harbour, was the center of shipping … Read More

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Rhyolite, Nevada – Abandoned Gold Rush-era Ghost Town

Founded in 1904, Rhyolite was once a booming late Gold Rush-era mining town on the edge of Death Valley. People flocked there in the promise of finding gold. Within a few short years, Rhyolite was a bustling mini-metropolis, with two … Read More

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Museum of Tolerance – Los Angeles (A Complete Guide)

The Museum of Tolerance in L.A houses a series of important permanent exhibitions that cover some of humanity’s deadliest in-tolerances towards one another. It ranges from hate-filled contemporary social-media to coverage of the holocaust and other genocide fuelled atrocities throughout … Read More


Museum of Death, Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death, in Los Angeles, California boasts the world’s largest collection of serial killer artwork. That’s quite a claim to fame. It also has a vast collection of macabre exhibits related to, well you’ve guessed it, death. No … Read More


Kura Hulanda Museum – Slavery in the Caribbean

Visiting the Kura Hulanda Museum in Willemstad, Curaçao is a hard-hitting experience. Chronicling European colonization and the slave trade in the area, the exhibits certainly evoke an emotional response from those that venture inside. From original Ku Klux Klan robes … Read More

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Saint-Pierre & the Prison Cell of Ludger Sylbaris

On May 8, 1902, Mount Pelee erupted and destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, Martinique. Approximately 30,000 people were burned to death instantly and it is deemed the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century. But one man, against all odds, … Read More

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Diefenbunker Museum – Canada’s Cold War Relic

If you had taken a walk through the quiet rural farming community of Carp, Ottawa between 1962 and 1994, you may have come across a small, unassuming white shed in the middle of a field. You would have carried on … Read More


Presidio Modelo (Model Prison): Dark Tourism Cuba

On a remote island off the coast of Cuba stands what was supposed to be a Presidio Modelo or “Model Prison”. The complex of circular cell blocks once housed a range of prisoners, from murderers to political dissidents and counterrevolutionaries. … Read More

Nelson Ghost Town – Eldorado Canyon & Techatticup Mine

Popular with tourists, photographers, and the occasional filmmaker, Nelson Ghost Town in Nevada is a very interesting site to visit. It also has a rather nefarious past. The Spaniards originally called the place Eldorado. They first discovered gold there in … Read More

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National Museum of Funeral History: A Day Out in Houston

If you’re in the Houston area and you fancy an alternative dark tourist experience, you should definitely head to the National Museum of Funeral History. Enter with the right state of mind, and you will leave feeling optimistic about life: … Read More

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Leon Trotsky Museum [House and Murder Site]

The former Trotsky home in Mexico City, now a museum, remains much as it was on the day that the revolutionary was murdered. In fact, the room where a man named Ramón Mercader smashed an ice axe into Trotsky’s skull … Read More

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John Lennon’s Murder: Dark Tourism New York

The senseless murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980, shocked the world. Sporting events and television broadcasts were interrupted with special news bulletins, for those old enough to remember it, it was very much a case of where were … Read More