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There are countless abandoned places worldwide, from massive cities to peaceful islands. We think it’s important to share the stories of these ruins, as nature often reclaims them. Some of these have creepy legends, but others were left behind as the world moved on.

While visiting abandoned places is fun, it can also be dangerous to go inside these structures. Always ask for permission before entering these areas to avoid getting in trouble.

Here are some of the most fascinating abandoned destinations.

Kennecott, Alaska

The town of Kennecott was once the center of a massive copper mining operation. After the ore ran out, the town was abandoned in 1938. Today, the vast buildings can be found in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Guided tours and stories about the town’s past are available throughout the summer and autumn.

Craco, Italy

Despite its beautiful location, the residents of Craco abandoned the town due to various factors. One of these is its location, which is on top of a hill. Earthquakes, landslides, and calamities have hit the area. Despite its negative history, the town has become a popular tourist destination.

Bodie, California

During the 1870s and 1880s, the town of Bodie was full of people as gold was discovered in the area. It was eventually declared a state historic park. Some parts of the town are still in a state of decay, referred to as “arrested decay.”

Spreepark, Germany

In Berlin, Germany, there is a “Speepark.” It was once full of attractions, but it started to lose popularity after the owners relocated some of its most popular attractions to Peru. The Berlin government purchased the land where the park was located in 2014. It then continued to offer tours until the end of 2014.

Canfranc Train Station, Spain

The train station located on the Spanish and French border was called the Casablanca of the Pyrenees during the Second World War. Following a freight train derailing in 1970, the facility was closed. Today, some parts of the station are still operational.

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

The word “dreamy” comes to mind when talking about Kilchurn Castle, located in Scotland. It was once the home of some of the country’s aristocrats. The castle is a popular tourist destination for people looking for a self-drive getaway.