We Dare You To Take This Road Trip To West Virginia’s Most Abandoned Places

Abandoned places intrigue us with their sad histories and hidden stories. Here’s where to find some fascinating abandoned places in West Virginia. Some are slowly returning to nature, so visit soon before they are lost forever.

Some of the locations on this list are on private property. As always, use caution around ruined buildings and be safe, and get permission before entering any buildings on private property.

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Some of West Virginia’s most creepy attractions aren’t quite abandoned, but are available for tours and ghost hunting. Take a look at West Virginia State Penitentiary or the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.