Arkansas is full of tons of great places to visit. One of the coolest places to check out has no hotels, no restaurants or stores...at least not anymore.

There is a town that was thriving back in the 1880s in Arkansas. The town was Rush and It was a zinc mining town. It was a thriving little town in the Ozarks once zinc ore was found. By World War 2 the little town was done. The mining stopped. Then in the 1950s, the post office closed. People still lived in Rush until the 1960s but by the early 70s the town was declared an official Ghost Town.

The town no longer exists but some of the buildings are still there and now it is an 'historic district' where you can walk the trails of the old town and see a few buildings that still stand. Historic markers show you where the general store once was and other businesses too.

If you are looking into seeing some history of the state of Arkansas this is the perfect place to check out. Of course, you are not allowed to go into the buildings that still remain because they are not safe but you can peek inside.

Rush is on the National Register of Historic Places and is managed by the National Park Service. Rush is located on 6035 off AR 14 N. southeast of Yellville, Arkansas.

Ghost Town of Rush Arkansas

Tour of the Arkansas Ghost Town of Rush
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