Welcome to World Abandoned

Every abandoned place tells a story. Visit forgotten places from all corners of the globe to discover the history of these fascinating locations.

Theme parks, airports, stadiums, hotels, shopping malls and even entire cities. Some remain abandoned, being reclaimed by the elements while some have been demolished with little remaining beyond the pictures and videos you see here.

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Abandoned locations can be found across the world – on all 7 continents and in every country.

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Cape Romano Dome House: Florida’s Landmark That Was Destroyed by Hurricane Ian

Built. Abandoned. Destroyed. That is the short but exciting story of what was once a famous landmark in Florida: the Cape Romano Dome House. Built in 1982, the unique dome-shaped house was abandoned in 2009 before Hurricane Ian finally destroyed it. As we go down memory lane, here is what you need to know about… Read More »Cape Romano Dome House: Florida’s Landmark That Was Destroyed by Hurricane Ian

Renwick Smallpox Hospital: The Abandoned Smallpox Facility in Roosevelt Island

Renwick Smallpox Hospital, often referred to simply as the Smallpox Hospital, was a medical facility on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan, New York. It was originally designed by James Renwick Jr., a famous 19th century architect renowned for designing churches, and first opened its doors to patients in 1856. Today, it lies abandoned with decaying structures… Read More »Renwick Smallpox Hospital: The Abandoned Smallpox Facility in Roosevelt Island

Mojave Phone Booth: The Famous Telephone Booth Whose Popularity Became its Undoing

The Mojave phone booth was a stand-alone telephone booth located in the modern-day Mojave National Preserve in California. While telephone booths ruled the 20th century, the unusual location of the Mojave phone booth made it unique and famous. It was located at the intersection of two dirt roads in the remote parts of the Mojave… Read More »Mojave Phone Booth: The Famous Telephone Booth Whose Popularity Became its Undoing

Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary: The Abandoned Prison in Tennessee

Nicknamed the “End of the Line,” the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary housed some of society’s worst people. The historic landmark was home to murderers, rapists, robbers, and men serving prison sentences of up to 200 years. However, the prison was abandoned and now serves as a popular tourist attraction, thanks to its history and strategic… Read More »Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary: The Abandoned Prison in Tennessee