Today, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is a famous tourist destination. Pripyat, the town closest to the reactor, once home to 49,000 residents, today is deserted like a freeze-frame of 1980s Soviet life. Propaganda slogans still hang on walls, and children's toys and other items remain as they were. Sights to see are the schools, kindergarten and public buildings. There are a great number of abandoned villages in the tour zone, and all are extremely interesting to view.