10 Abandoned Places In Iowa That Nature Is Reclaiming

There’s something special about cruising down the back roads and through forgotten towns in Iowa, seeing all those old, dilapidated structures that stand as the only remnants of days long gone by. You can almost feel the history of the places, and the experience leaves you wondering how it must have been on the day it was built, and why it was left to fall into disrepair. These structures are haunting, yet beautiful, and each one has its own story to tell. The following photos, which were taken by Forgotten IA: Lost and Abandoned Places of Iowa, show us a closer look at these lost and forgotten treasures.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

For more amazing photos of abandoned places in Iowa, check out the Forgotten IA: Lost and Abandoned Places of Iowa Facebook page.