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7 ways to find abandoned places near you

The internet is an excellent place for finding just about anything, no matter how weird; whether you’re trying to find the perfect upgrade for your PC or looking to find haunted places near you.

And that’s exactly what we’re bringing you today. Here are seven sites that can help you find abandoned places nearby to explore. 


Abandoned America

If you’re living in the United States and have got a thing for horror, this website put together by documentarian Matthew Christopher is the perfect place to start.

Many of the places he has listed on his site carry some sort of story to lives that suffered atrocities in said locations, including some insane asylums. However, the website does hold back some location info for places that are located on private property. 

7 ways to find abandoned places near you
You can visit Abandoned America here

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Abandoned Places

Next up, we’ve got a relatively old website that hasn’t been updated since the early 2010s making for a unique digital trip down memory lane.

While the site isn’t user-friendly, considering it was designed to look like a mechanical instrument, navigation is easy once you figure out the main navigation wheel. Different gears within the wheel give out information on different buildings.

7 ways to find abandoned places near you
You can visit Abandoned Places here

Freaktography

This website, run by an urban explorer, is precisely what it sounds like. Since the early 2010s, the website has recorded abandoned buildings in old ghost towns and posted those pictures. There’s also a YouTube channel where the explorer talks about his experiences. 

7 ways to find abandoned places near you
You can visit Freaktography here

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Abandoned Central

The site explores old houses, maximum-security prisons, abandoned museums and more and is a great overall resource for finding and exploring old, abandoned buildings. There are tons of high-res photos and videos for each venue so that visitors get to see every detail.

7 ways to find abandoned places near you
You can visit Abandoned Central here

Urbex Playground

Urbex Playground combines urban exploring with the history of explored abandoned buildings and is a great resource with two sections dedicated to urban and rural exploration aptly called Urbex and Rurex. The website aims to cover abandoned places in high and low population areas. 

7 ways to find abandoned places near you
You can visit Urbex Playground here

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English Russia

If you’re looking for something other than old abandoned buildings, this website has a collection of abandoned trains from the Soviet era and other older Russian trains with detailed, high-quality pictures—a great resource for train enthusiasts and explorers alike.

7 ways to find abandoned places near you
You can visit English Russia here

Web Urbanist

While Web Urbanist isn’t precisely about exploring old buildings and haunted places, the website does have a list of hundred plus old, abandoned buildings, places and properties with pictures and documentation that you can check out.

7 ways to find abandoned places near you
You can visit Web Urbanist here

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