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.

Deserted Space: Photos Document NASA’s Abandoned Launch Pads

The race for space has shifted gears in recent years with the rise of private programs, leaving a series of amazing space-related graveyards around the United ...

Dirty Camp 30: Canadian POW Camp Battles Neglect & Decay

Camp 30, located east of Toronto, was one of Canada's main World War II POW camps and although named a National Historic Site, continues to be neglected.

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Blocked Out: 10 Closed & Abandoned Hat-Making Factories

The golden age of hats – what George Costanza called a “bald paradise” - has long passed and along with it, so have hundreds of huge hat-making factories.

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Forgotten Gardens: Crumbling Complex Has a Sinister History

Police reports detail disturbing incidents that have occurred just beyond the stone walls of one of America’s most dramatic forgotten gardens, a ...

Looking Grave: 12 Spooky & Scary Abandoned Funeral Homes

Funeral homes are mortal, much like their clients. When funeral homes are abandoned, however, they're left to decay, deteriorate and decompose in public.

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Lost Soles: 10 Abandoned & De-Feeted Shoe Repair Stores

Abandoned shoe repair stores, once ubiquitous elements of the urban tapestry, epitomize small Mom & Pop stores that "progress" has kicked to the curb.

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Punched Cards: 12 Abandoned, Closed & Boarded-Up Bingo Halls

These 12 closed and abandoned bingo halls couldn't compete with an increasing variety of online gaming options and the gradual spread of gambling casinos.

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Empty Chambers: 10 Closed & Abandoned Gun Stores & Shops

If your business involves getting fired, going off half cocked or triggering bankruptcy, you just might be one of these 10 closed and/or abandoned gun shops.

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All Washed Up: 11 Abandoned Coin Laundries & Laundromats

Abandoned coin laundries, laundromats and washaterias (for you Texans) have proliferated as utility costs rise and prices for domestic machines fall.

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The Desertron: World’s Largest Super Collider Lies Abandoned

Designed to break records held by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the Superconducting Super Collider built (and abandoned) in Texas features fourteen miles ...

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