Smithsonian.com┬áhas compiled a list of seventeen abandoned locations around the globe, which truly stand out. The deserted places include amusement parks, industrial facilities, military sites (including a sea fort), grand houses and even a couple of small villages and cities.
So, travelers take notice! If you are looking for an adventure, the destinations below might just be your best option.┬áMy personal favorite is the Hadfodunos Hall in Wales, but it is all, as always, a matter of personal preference.
1. The New York State Pavilion, one of the last architectural vestiges of 1964 World’s Fair, is seen at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.
2. The abandoned Michigan Central Station is seen in Detroit, Michigan in this 2011 file photo.
3. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 34 is seen here.
4. House ruins in the exclusion zone on the island of Montserrat are seen in this 2013 file photo.
5. Bolivia’s Uyuni train cemetery is seen here in 2013.
6. Maunsell sea forts in the UK are seen here.
7. Oradour-sur-Glane, a French village that suffered a Nazi attack, is seen here.
8. Kaserne Krampnitz, a former Nazi facility, is pictured.
9. Hadfodunos Hall in Wales is pictured.
10. Macassar Pavilion in South Africa is seen here.
11. A building interior in Namibia’s Kolmanskop is pictured in 2012.
12. The village of Kayak├╢y in Turkey is seen here.
13. Bulgaria’s Buzludzha Monument is seen here.
14. Prypiat, a Ukranian village evacuated because of the Chernobyl disaster, is pictured.
15. Wonderland Amusement Park in Beijing, China is pictured in this 2011 file photo.
16. Coal mining site Hashima Island in Japan is seen here.
17. The SS Ayrfield, seen in Australia’s Homebush Bay, features trees growing on top of it.
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