There aren’t that many things which can beat the excitement of exploring an abandoned place. You never know what you might stumble upon and things get even better when that abandoned place has a ghost story about it. However, the one thing that you can be sure you will find in abandoned places is beauty! Today we are going to show you the top 20 abandoned places that look so incredible you will think they are screenshots taken from a Sci-Fi movie. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.
20. MASSIVE COOLING TOWER
This massive cooling tower is located in Belgium and it used to be the place where the hot water from a power plant went through. Can you imagine how awesome the echo must sound like in this place?
19. ABANDONED CHURCH
This picture of an abandoned church in the snow makes it seem like a higher power is filling it with light. Talking about pictures taken at the right moment, you really need to check out #15.
18. HOTEL DEL SALTO
Have you ever wondered how a five-star hotel would look if it were abandoned? Well, wonder no more because this is exactly what you are seeing right here. This is Hotel Del Salto and its located near a beautiful waterfall in Columbia.
17. CHERNOBYL FUN PARK
Chernobyl is the most infamous location on the planet! This is the place where a nuclear power plant blew and destroyed everything around it, including a huge city where hundreds of thousands of people were forced to evacuate because of the toxic radiations.
16. GHOST TOWN
Even though this picture might look Photoshopped, we assure you that its not! This picture has been taken in Kolmanskop which is a ghost town located in Namibia. No one knows why the natives left, and this beautiful town is the only thing left.
15. FLOATING FOREST
You know how that old saying goes: “Nature always finds a way” and this picture is the perfect example of that. A floating forest has grown on the deck of an abandoned ship located in Sydney. Isn’t it amazing?
14. ODLAW HOTEL, TEXAS
This abandoned location is called Odlaw Hotel and there are many stories about it. People who live around this hotel are saying that its still haunted by the ghosts of the people who rented rooms in Odlaw Hotel and never made it out!
13. DETROIT CHURCH
This is the second time that an abandoned church makes an appearance on our list, but this time we get to see it from the inside. Doesn’t it look spooky?
12. TURN AROUND
Now this is some great advice if I ever seen one. The “Turn Around” phrase is written on the entry door to the abandoned Seaside Sanitorium of Waterford. Would you ever spend a night in Waterford exploring this place?
11. SEA FORTS
These tall sea forts are located in England and they were built back during the Second World War. This surely made it difficult for enemies to attack England by sea, but the forts have lost their tactical value after the war was over and now they are abandoned.
10. HOLLAND ISLAND
Holland Island used to be a small city located in the US, but it got swallowed by waters. This is the last house that remains above the water and as you can clearly see, the seagulls are the only residents left.
9. NARA DREAMLAND
Nara Dreamland is an adventure park built by Disney in Japan. Unfortunately, the park was not a success and Disney was forced to shut it down, leaving this incredible location for urban explorers to discover.
8. THE SUNKEN CHRIST
This statue is called “The Sunken Christ” for obvious reasons and its located in San Fruttuoso, Italy. As you would imagine, this is a hotspot for divers and people all over the world come to San Fruttuoso to check out the sunken statue.
7. WONDERLAND AMUSEMENT PARK
This incredible picture shows us the abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park from Beijing, China. Just like most places shown in this list, urban explorers love to come here and spend the night. Locals say that there is a cold chill in this place.
6. PRISON BARBER SHOP
This picture has been shot in the abandoned Eastern State Penitentiary. Can you imagine how scary it must be to walk through this place at night and think about all the people that were incarcerated here along the years?
5. BEELTIZ SANATORIUM
This is the Beelitz Sanatorium located in Berlin, Germany. An interesting fact about this Sanatorium is that a young Adolf Hitler was treated here when he was sick.
4. ABANDONED MILL
This picture makes it look like nature has taken over this abandoned Italian mill! The mill is located in Sorrento, Italy and it used to make flour for people who lived in nearby villages. Unfortunately, the mill was abandoned, and nature moved in.
3. MICHIGAN CENTRAL STATION
Just look at how huge this building is! This is the Michigan Central Station and no one knows why it was abandoned, but what we know for sure is that it’s a really spooky place just like the next one that you are about to see.
Antarctica is one of the coldest places on Earth and this picture makes it pretty clear that yachts can’t sail these frozen waters. You better check out the next picture because it will make your jaw drop!
1. NEW BEDFORD ORPHEUM
The New Bedford Orpheum is located in the USA and it used to be one of the best places where people could get entertained. Sadly, the New Bedford Orpheum was abandoned and the only thing left of it is the incredible ceiling painting.