One of the last nitrate plants in the region, Humberstone closed in 1960 after operating for nearly 200 years. Now it's a ghost town where ancient machines creak and groan in the wind. You can wander through the central square and along the streets of the company town, where almost all of the original buildings survive. The theater, with its rows of empty seats, is particularly eerie.
45 km (28 mi) east of Iquique on the Pan-American Hwy., Iquique, Chile