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The Stories Behind These 10 Modern Ruins In Idaho Will Chill You To The Bone

For such a relatively young nation (globally-speaking), the United States has seen its share of historic cycles. The same is true for Idaho, despite being one of the youngest states in the country. With boom towns dotting the landscape and the ever-changing face of industry causing a rise and fall of businesses, as well as a surprisingly nuclear past (and present), there are quite a few forgotten and abandoned places hiding throughout the state, if you know where to look. Entire towns, half-finished dams, secret missile bases… it’s not all sunshine and roses in the Gem State as far as these chilling ruins are concerned. Their stories are unnerving, to say the least.

The only thing missing? The people. And that equation can make for some truly eerie, frozen-in-time scenes. So if you’re looking for a creepy road trip, here are some good places to start.

Idaho’s recent and long-past history can be found in the most unlikely of places! There’s something fascinating about seeing old ruins set against a modern backdrop – what other abandoned places in Idaho have you seen?

Like this? Want more? Check out our this Abandoned Water Park in North Idaho.

Jennifer
Super-rad musician, scholar, and Idaho native who has loves basking in Idaho sunsets and indulging in spontaneous nature walks across the state.