15 Abandoned Places That You Can See Only in Pictures

Sep 13, 2019 by

Long before the advent of the internet and Google Maps, vast reaches of the world were cloaked in mystery. Though today there's little uncharted territory left to discover, there are still secret locales scattered throughout the United States—places that mistakes, hubris, miscalculations, and the sweep of time have transformed into ghost towns that are now too dangerous or difficult to visit. Read on to learn about 15 abandoned places you can explore only through photographs—unless, that is, you're willing to risk a trespassing charge (something we strongly discourage). Though abandoned, many of these locations are still private property, and while some aren't technically off-limits, concerns about toxins, deteriorating structures, and other dangers should offer a strong deterrent.

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