Michigan Central Station in Detroit was once the tallest train station in the world but it was abandoned in 1988 due to its location away from Downtown.
The abandoned Witsieshoek Mountain Inn in South Africa’s Drakensburg Mountains was abandoned for a number of years but has now reopened as a luxury hotel
BAC was the home of the Vickers VC10, once the pride of the British aviation industry but the factory closed and was abandoned in the 1980s
The city of Kłomino was abandoned following the fall of the Iron Curtain and Communism in Eastern Europe. It is Poland’s only ghost town.
Disney’s River Country was the first waterpark in Walt Disney World however it closed in 2001. A deadly bacteria means the area is firmly off limits.
Loudoun Castle Theme Park in Scotland was closed in 2010 after the owner ran out of money. It has been lying abandoned ever since.
Varosha in Cyprus was abandoned after the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has become a ghost town, a chilling reminder of the war that divided the island
L’Aquatic Paradis was a water park near Sitges in Spain which closed its doors 2 years after opening amid rumours of a child dying in the park
Easter Island in the South Pacific is a lesson in overuse of resources that we can all learn from. Its population was almost decimated in a disaster brought on by the people themselves
Ikateq was originally chosen as the location of an airfield used by the US Air Force during the second World War however it was abandoned soon after.