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.

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 ...

Post-Olympic Abandonment: Sochi Already on the Road to Ruin

The Olympics have a long history of leaving a mixed legacy in their wake but the story of Sochi is particularly strange – it was never completely ...

Big Miss Steak: 10 Eerie Abandoned Meat Packing Plants

As the disconnect between the meat we eat and the places it's processed grows, so does the number of urban and suburban abandoned meat packing plants.

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Boom To Bust: 10 Abandoned Fireworks Stores & Stands

Fireworks sales are “fly by night” on several levels, and when boom turns to bust the colors fade faster than the aftermath of a bombshell in a moon-washed ...

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The Bucks Stop Here: 9 Closed & Abandoned Dollar Stores

Dollar Stores may be the new face of retail in post-9/11 America but when they close or are abandoned, that's change we don't want to believe in.

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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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