Where the West still lives
The Shaniko Story
The 2013 Events are scheduled and the line up show Shaniko a place of great ambition. Visitors each year wonder what those of us do living here. Some think we’re crazy, others wish they to could live the same unexplanable dream that is as individual as the 30 or so residents that live in Shaniko. Though not an easy landscape to reside in, being out in the middle of somewhere has advantages and living in a famous Ghost Town has even more. However, “Far Out” in Shaniko’s case means an unusual, unique, and historic experience. A former shop owner once said, Shaniko is a place to do nothing.” Another good description for a visit here is “Relax, Retreat, and Remember”. Throughout all of Shaniko’s history, the chapters continue to be written and there is one that can be individually yours, whether you are here when nothing is happening or on the busiest event day of the year. Shaniko has something to share with you. Shops open April through September, though few they are. History is always available in the museum, along the streets, and on the murals. If activity is what you are looking for, see the events pages and be sure to thank the Shaniko Chamber of Commerce, City of Shaniko and the Shaniko Preservation Guild for their dedication.