If you are near or in Colorado, and you want a quick trip to a neat place, try St. Elmo. One of Colorado's best Ghost Towns, St. Elmo has 8 year round residents, according to Wikipedia. Great preserved buildings, a nearby cemetery, and beautiful scenery make it worth the drive.
Genealogist and Family Historian, Jen Baldwin, is the owner of Ancestral Journeys, specializing in the Rocky Mountain Corridor. She writes for a variety of publications, speaks regionally on genealogy related topics; and maintains Conference Keeper, a website designed to compile family history related events around the world. Jen is also the Director of Operations for The In-Depth Genealogist.