Knott’s World Famous Ghost Town
Ghost Town is the original and most famous area of Knott's. After the popularity of the Chicken Dinner Restaurant exploded, Walter Knott thought it was necessary to give his patrons something to do while they waited their turn to eat. He wanted to build something as a tribute to the Old West and the pioneers who opened the west to the world.
Main Street - the heart of Ghost Town.
Ghost Town still has its own Blacksmith.
This is a working blacksmith shop that still makes horseshoes for the Stagecoach, in addition to making numerous items for the school tours that stop by.
This is something I love about Knott’s. This is the peek-in inside of Goldie’s Place, and offers a glimpse into theme parks of a simpler time. You would never find ladies of the night in Ghost Town if it were built among the hyper-sensitive, politically correct craziness of today. Good for Knott’s for keeping this intact!