This is the original reason Knott’s Berry Farm became a vacation destination. Walter Knott first started building his ghost town in 1941. Over the next few decades, his eccentric dream grew and changed until it was no longer just an interesting roadside attraction but a world-class theme park. The beauty of Ghost Town is in its simplicity. It has never tried to be anything other than an amazing replica of a real Old West town. As you stroll along its streets, you can just imagine traveling back in time, even if the nearby roller coasters do rudely bring you back into the modern day. The buildings here, including the saloon, the hotel, the blacksmith, and the sheriff’s office, have all been there from the beginning. A few have been refurbished over the years, but are still the same as Walter Knott originally envisioned. There is so much to see and do in Ghost Town that a day could be fully spent just soaking up the ambience. OK, so your kids might have other ideas, as the lure of the thrill rides is hard to resist. But do take the time to wander in and out of the buildings of Ghost Town. Make a special visit to the sheriff’s office to chat with Sad Eye Joe, who has been locked up in his cell for a very long time. Your kids are going to love him.