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10 STRANGE Abandoned Places in America

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10 STRANGE Abandoned Places in America

From desolate ghost towns; to giant buildings; these are 10 STRANGE Abandoned Places in America

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10.Joliet prison | Illinois

9.16th Street Station | California

8.SS Francisco Morazan | Michigan

7.Astrodome | Texas

The NRG Astrodome opened in 1962, it was the first of its kind domed sports stadium and was nicknamed the “8th Wonder of the World”, making all these videos has made me realize that there are way too many 8th Wonders of the World….

The stadium was a prosperous business venture for many years, with baseball and football teams sharing it, and of course, who can forget the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ?

In 2005, the astrodome was used as a shelter for residents of New Orleans that were affected by Hurricane Katrina. By 2008, the stadium was shut down completely because of failure to meet numerous building code violations.

It is worth noting, the astrodome was not open for shelter during the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey, but its successor, the NRG Center was. It might be best not to shelter thousands of people in a building that is not up to code, so maybe it was for the best.

6.Ghost Towns of Montana | ….

5.Dufur Area | Oregon

Another remnant of what used to be is the area of Dufur in Oregon. With a moderate climate that usually averages to 68F (20C), the lands were perfect for farming and raising stock.

The city was formed in 1893 by the brothers Dufur, who started a 600 acre farm. That is so much land to take care of ! Throughout the years, many people came and went, and the community has settled on 600 or so residents.

The lands are littered with derelict and abandoned buildings, primarily old barns. Its a scenic drive that takes you on a historic journey through Oregon. Dufur is not the only desolate area in Oregon, so taking a trip through the whole state is well worth it if you’re into this kind of stuff.
Jump over to Idaho as well.

4.Miami Marine Stadium | Florida

Alright, lets move into something more modern, the Miami Marine Stadium was a place where you could go and enjoy high speed powerboat racing, it was the first place in the country to offer this spectacle in 1963.

With a capacity of 6,566, the stadium was actually donated to the city of Miami by the affluent Matheson Family, the stadium was fully operational until 1992. After Hurricane Andrew hit the coast, the Miami Marine Stadium was condemned.

Since then, the stadium has been covered by graffiti artists twice over, and some of the art is impressive to say the least. There has been an active renovation campaign by multiple companies and donations have poured in to return the stadium to its former glory. This abandoned place might get a second chance at greatness after all.

3.Byron Hot Springs Hotel | California

Back to the west coast we go, who wants to join me in the Byron Hot Springs ? Maybe in the 1950s it would have been a great place to visit for relaxation. Since then? Its been a great place for urban exploration.

The hotel is tucked away between stockton and Oakland and it opened its doors to the hollywood and San Francisco elite in 1914.

The nearby town of Byron is nothing out of the ordinary, just a small town of less than a 1000 people.

2.Ha Ha Tonka | Missouri

1.Crystal Mill | Colorado

Located on the Crystal River in Colorado, the Crystal Mill or Old mill, was built in 1892 and generated power for the machinery inside. It was built to supplement the construction of the Sheep Mountain Mining Tunnel.

By 1917, the Sheep Mountain Mine was shut down, and the crystal mill fell into disuse. The area is quite honestly, gorgeous, and it is a miracle that this old wooden building has survived all the way to 2017. Considering that the mill wasn’t placed on the National register of Historic Places until 1985, we can assume that its beauty and hard to reach location kept it safe from destruction.



  1. World Unearthed

    September 2, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Would you hike for miles to check out some of these spots? I know I would 😀

  2. Just 2Max

    September 2, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Hey i realy enjoyed this video, i liked and subscribed with my other account. if you dont mind can you come over to my channel and subscribe and watch my other abandoned vids.

  3. Phillycop1976

    September 3, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Nothing will be reborn in California because of high taxes.

  4. 1653gXa 1

    September 3, 2017 at 1:12 am

    You forgot Detroit

  5. Earth Dragon

    September 3, 2017 at 2:22 am

    You're forgetting Whitman Co, Washington, bro. All three states, really, have these communities and counties with plenty of old world history lying around. Whitman may have a lot of abandoned wheat mills and silos, but it has more than that and so much history just barely surviving against nature. It even has its own ghost town.

  6. Ralph Duddles

    September 3, 2017 at 4:12 am

    I agree with the statement of the last place. It is sickening to see what people do to abandoned places..

  7. MegaGinia

    September 3, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Fun fact: Leopole and Loeb were defended by none other than Clarence Darrow.

  8. Marc Lemieux

    September 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    How about some strange places or abandoned or both in Canada ??. I would like to see that, my countries scariest. You can do it World Unearthed. I believe in you . Thanks

  9. Roccontrolz22

    September 3, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    i love your accent, it soothes me ?

  10. OnTheList

    September 3, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Finally some peace

  11. Coy032

    September 3, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Fun fact, Joliet Prison has caught fire twice this year.

  12. Dawid Dubanosow

    September 5, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    posting again in case u wont see it under russian video:,73.6888193,463m/data=!3m1!1e3
    odd shapes near city/town. architecture looks soviet, not even tiny bit of modern Russia there. whole area looks like that. whole surrounding of this lake. Btw that lake looks like on of those chemical water reservoirs u can spot near electro stations in post soviet block countries. With that difference this fuckn lake is a size of Belgium, or even bigger.,73.6145947,425m/data=!3m1!1e3
    No idea what this is, but most buildings look to be demolished. There are some points, towers that look very similar to that NSA tower in Berlin from cold war era. There are numerous spots like that around that lake.,73.5917301,424m/data=!3m1!1e3
    This thing freaked me out. Looks like that satanic symbol, but obviously its not about that. It shape had to came from some kind of purpose for sure. Maybe somebody has a clue what this could be?,74.5197596,3878m/data=!3m1!1e3
    A bit far from other spots, there is marked abandon military base (as i understand it). If im correct its name is Balkhash 9 whatever the fuck that means. Very soviet again tho.,73.4820774,4960m/data=!3m1!1e3

    Sary Szagan – only found some info about that from Polish/Russian internet newspaper called "sputnik". Later on found out that this whole place around that lake is one big military nuclear testing poligon. Or was. Now it seams more like old idea of some anti missile system, that is now active only around Moscow to protect kreml.

    In this article they basically compare it to american area 51, if not better because this shit is for real. Russians had tested there rockets that were meant to protect their land from space attacks and shooting down satellites. one big wtf.

    So thats my idea for some episode on here, could be cool right?

  13. Karla Kirkpatrick

    September 6, 2017 at 11:54 am

    uh that was a must you don't know what really goes in in war back off

  14. Les aventures de Marcus

    September 8, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Hey very nice spot man,please check my account on youtube for more urbex in france (lorraine) ??

  15. Nina Appelt

    September 8, 2017 at 3:59 am

    The Astrodome has asbestos inside. It's costs $500,000 to maintain it in it's current condition.

  16. sakollada1968

    September 8, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Can't believe you forgot to mention Joliet prison most famous convicts…Joliet Jake and the BLUES BROTHERS

  17. kelly walker

    September 9, 2017 at 5:24 am

    It is pronounced Du Fur

  18. Jamie Gatlin

    September 10, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Ha-Ha-Tonka has a beautiful natural spring that can be seen from the castle. I went there back in 2003. The water from the natural spring comes up from an underground cave. But when you walk down to it, it looks like it's coming up from under a boulder. You should do a video on it. I would actually like to learn more about it.

  19. TheDoppelgangster

    September 13, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Ha Ha Tonka – still funnier than a Rob Schneider movie.

  20. NZ Salt Flats Racer

    September 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Dis guy has da most annoying accent, what's wid dat?

  21. Broke guys garage

    September 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Man I only live like two hours away from that castle in Missouri. Because of this video I'm going to check it out thanks man.

  22. General Lion

    September 22, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Little known fact, your number four spot can be found in the battlefield hardline campaign

  23. GrizzlySkoal

    September 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    #4 looks like a scene in Battlefield Hardline

  24. Nancy Lafferty

    September 25, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Beautiful place s

  25. doctorshifty83

    September 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Close…It's pronounced "Doo-fer."

  26. Johnny Grace

    October 3, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Never would have seen the building without the giant circle around it

  27. Coggler Angie

    October 5, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Weirdly i find the ha ha tonkai ruins the most gorgeous!

  28. Project Profits

    October 7, 2017 at 2:02 am

    #4 the Miami marine stadum was in the battlefield hardline campaign the mission was Everglades 🙂 for all the people who were wondering


    October 10, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    the voice uuggg sounds like an auctioneer needs better voice over

  30. Kim Wilson

    October 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Akron Rubberbowl

  31. OneGoneBullet

    October 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

    I work right next to the 16 th st.. station lol

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