These 9 Abandoned Places In Indiana Are Fascinating And Beautiful
By Tori Jane|Updated on September 21, 2023(Originally published September 01, 2022)
Tori Jane is a storm chaser, writer, photographer, and the village idiot - in that order. When she's not out and about dancing with the meanest storms on planet Earth for funsies she can be found wandering, shooting landscapes, writing, editing photos, and otherwise up to no good. Legend has it that she can also be occasionally spotted typing up short bios in the third person, but those rumors are unsubstantiated.
On the hunt for some of the best and most intriguing abandoned places in Indiana? Look no further, for we’ve combed through the endless open miles of the Hoosier State for our picks for the most downright stunning abandoned places in Indiana you’ll ever see. Here are just a few. Most of them are in Gary – which means you won’t have to do too much wandering to see most of them!
Do you have any favorite areas to indulge your urban exploring itch? Do you have a list of your favorite abandoned places in Indiana? What are they? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Then, read about the ultimate abandoned places in Indiana road trip next!
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What are some of the most awe-inspiring abandoned places in Indiana?
Indiana is an amazing state to explore, no matter what folks who have never been here have to say. Oftentimes, states in the Midwest get waved off as “flyover” states without a second thought, and we take some offense to that! Indiana is beautiful, and for those who find beauty in urban decay, it’s even better.
Other stunning abandoned places in Indiana include gems like the old Zoom Flume, the Rose Island Amusement Park, and, of course, plenty more structures in Gary.
Where can I explore abandoned buildings in Indiana?
By far the best place for exploring abandoned buildings in Indiana is the town of Gary, though you’ll want to come with a buddy and make sure you play it as safe as possible. With more than 13,000 abandoned and decaying structures in the city, Gary is a veritable paradise for those who appreciate crumbling structures.
It’s important to note, however, that many of these structures are condemned, meaning they are too dangerous to enter. Others will require permits or permission to access, which can be done depending on where you’d like to go.
Please don’t trespass – it can be outrageously dangerous, and not just legally speaking. Explore abandoned Indiana safely, or not at all.
Where are some totally creepy places in Indiana?
There are a large number of Indiana ghost stories, many of which involve death, love, jealousy... you know, all the makings of a good, scary story.
Some of our favorite creepy places in Indiana include the amazing Whispers Estate, which is thought to be SO haunted that guests who come to investigate need to sign waivers (since the spirits here enjoy scratching and pinching people).
Other haunted places in Indiana that are downright creepy include the Hannah House, the Avon Haunted Bridge, and many more. Explore them all... if you dare!