Archived Articles: Abandoned Places

Ever wanted to explore abandoned places? Real-life urban exploration and building infiltration can be challenging, dangerous and even illegal. Here is your chance to try out urbex from the comfort of your computer - from deserted buildings to entire abandoned towns and cities, here are some of the most amazing abandoned locations around the world.

Gruel Britannia: 10 Abandoned Little Chef Restaurants

Serving up American style with British flavor, hundreds of Little Chef roadside restaurants once warmed up the UK's motorways but less than 80 remain today.

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Meltdown: 10 Semi-Sweet Abandoned Chocolate Factories

Chocolate factories were once fragrant masters of their delicious domains but many have fallen victim to high costs, cocoa shortages and changing market tastes.

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No Sweat: 10 Abandoned Gyms & Deserted Fitness Centers

Gotta be at the gym in 26 minutes? Don't get bent outta shape but no amount of blood, sweat or tears can rejuvenate these abandoned gyms & fitness centers.

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Abandoned Alien Homestead: Forsaken UFO House in Florida

Painted pink and encrusted with graffiti, the abandoned UFO House in Homestead, Florida, has a backstory as mysterious as its otherworldly architecture.

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No Clowning Around: 11 Sad Abandoned Circuses & Carnivals

The crowds have dispersed, the animal cages are empty and the striped Big Top is eerily silent... there's no clowning around when the circus leaves town.

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Zero Mileage: 12 Abandoned Automobile Dealerships

The showroom floors are bare and the alluring aroma of new car smell has long since dissipated from these dozen down-in-the-dumps abandoned auto dealerships.

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Bucket List: 12 Battered & Abandoned KFC Stores

There are nearly 20,000 KFCs worldwide but success isn't guaranteed. Here are 12 that kicked the bucket when the financial chickens came home to roost.

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Decaying Detroit: Google Street View Shows Transformations

The architectural equivalent of ‘Faces of Meth,’ these compiled Google Street View images of Detroit from 2009 through 2013 paint a ...

Ghost Estates of Ireland: Symbols of an Economic Collapse

Built with visions of suburban prosperity in more optimistic times, the empty shells of former dream homes dot the countryside among piles of construction ...

No Spoking: 11 Closed & Abandoned Bicycle Shops

Bicycle shops should be doing great in this era of energy conservation but the cold equations of business economics are, for many bike shops, all two wheel.

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