From Apartment Buildings To Post Offices, Explore Abandoned Buildings Galore In Gary, Indiana
There’s just something so fascinating about places that once were. There’s something about wandering the halls of a dilapidated and decaying structure and imagining the days in which the place was once alive that has strange but beautiful magic to it. The Hoosier State is no stranger to interesting abandoned places, and there’s one town that gets a lot of flak it doesn’t necessarily deserve. Gary, Indiana, is a mostly abandoned little place that tops almost anywhere else when it comes to urban exploration. With more than 13,000 abandoned buildings and structures, Gary is among the most abandoned places in Indiana – if not the world.
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What are your favorite abandoned places in Indiana? Tell us about them and you might see them featured someday! And remember: at Only In Your State, we encourage exploration, but we don’t encourage folks to enter old, dilapidated buildings where injury is very possible should something go wrong (and it easily could – remember that many of these buildings haven’t been kept up in decades), nor do we endorse trespassing of any kind. It’s best to admire these places – and the other 13,000 places throughout Gary – from afar.
Tori Jane Ostberg plays with tornadoes for fun. When she's not out chasing the biggest and baddest storms mama nature has to offer, she can usually be found writing something, somewhere, or exploring the United States with her camera.
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