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.

Shafted: 10 Eerie Unused & Abandoned Mine Winding Towers

When coal mines get the shaft, only abandoned winding towers remain to mark the places where Earth's underground bounty was winched to the surface.

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(Not) for Sale: Get Paid $5K to Haul Away ‘Skyway to Nowhere’

280,000 pounds of glass, steel and concrete spanning over 80 feet, this remarkable structure was built to span city streets and sidewalks in Minneapolis but ...

Checked Out: Ten Permanently Vacant Abandoned Motels

Motels have been in decline for decades – even Norman Bates knew that – and these abandoned motels illustrate a fundamental shift in travel trends.

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Commercial Break: 8 Abandoned TV Stations & Studios

The golden age of television has long since passed, especially for these 8 abandoned TV stations whose cameras have permanently put on their lens caps.

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Abandoned Mine is Now World’s Largest Indoor BMX Bike Park

Boasting 5 miles of trails, ramps and obstacles, this cavernous subterranean space sits 100 feet underground and totals 320,000 square feet. The wide-open ...

Scratched Out: Nine Nifty Closed & Abandoned Nail Salons

Once prettily painted, polished and popular, these closed and abandoned nail salons won't be doing any more filing unless it's in bankruptcy court.

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Chapter 11 File: Eleven Eerie Closed & Abandoned Libraries

Better dead than read? Though the librarians' shushing days are long past, you still won't find many places quieter than these 11 abandoned libraries.

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Fished to Freedom: Deserted Mall Full of Fish to be Demolished

Though the circumstances of their liberation seem somewhat more political than practical, the thousands of fish set to be freed into the wild may not care much ...

Lost & Found: Underwater Ghost Town Resurfaces 30 Years Later

Like a corroded time capsule, this submerged village has risen from the depths after being flooded decades ago when the local lake broke its banks and left ...

Trashed Resort: Japan’s Abandoned New Muroto Sky Rest

Vacation not “vacant” enough? Abandoned in 1978, Japan's New Muroto Sky Rest resort is apparently patronized only by zombies or those hiding from them.

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