Like a straight up Wild West movie set, Bodie is one of the most famous (and the largest unreconstructed) ghost towns in America. With 200 original, perfectly preserved structures including a jail, saloon, and schoolhouse, you wouldn't be at all surprised if John Wayne came riding through.
Established in 1859 when William S. Bodey discovered gold in the area, the original camp of 20 miners exploded during the California Gold Rush into a city of over 10,000. By 1880, the town boasted 60 bars and a red-light district. Fast forward to 1942, however, and Bodie was empty.