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12 Abandoned Places In Idaho That Nature Is Reclaiming

Whether by Mother Nature herself, or by the rusty, natural processes that come with the passage of Father Time, Idaho is home to a number of historical places and abandoned structures that have become stunning vintage relics even in their disrepair. Slowly but surely, nature weaves its way into the cracks and crevices of aging bricks, concrete, and wood panels, and before you know it, all that remains is the debris of once was. Yet even amidst the rubble and rust, these homages to histories recent and long-gone still retain their proud, Idahoan beauty.

Local photographers with a passion for history and the interaction between the natural and man-made capture these haunting scenes of architecture returning to its natural roots, while local communities like Abandoned Idaho compile these images for appreciative viewers. These photos and locales are just a taste of Idaho’s past made even more picturesque in its decay. Enjoy!

Sadly, many of these buildings across Idaho will not stand for long. Neither time nor nature discriminates and both will play their role little by little. Photographers, ruins-lovers, and artists timelessly preserve these precious peeks into history for the world to see. Another sincere thank you to the wonderful photographers who have so generously shared their work here.

As always, if you know the stories behind any of these fascinating areas, be sure to share them and your favorite photos on our Facebook page!

Jennifer
Super-rad musician, scholar, and cat enthusiast who digs Idaho sunsets and spontaneous nature walks. When not basking in Idaho's awesomeness for Only In Your State, you can find me lovingly concocting environmental goodness at TheBlueReview.org.