This Abandoned Factory In Michigan Was Once Considered The World’s Best Manufacturing Facility

There’s something decidedly eerie about a once-bustling building that sits abandoned. Here in Michigan, we’ve got our fair share of such spots – many of which, sadly, are located in the city of Detroit. While Detroit is a place of resilience and regrowth, it’s also home to reminders of the city’s challenges. One such reminder exists in the form of the now-crumbling Packard Plant, one of the most iconic abandoned buildings in Michigan.

Editor’s Note: Due to the nature of abandoned destinations, many of the places featured in this series are off-limits to visitors or have actually been demolished. We do not condone trespassing and other illegal activity but rather encourage readers to enjoy learning about these fascinating destinations. As of publication, the Packard Plant is scheduled to be demolished at an unannounced date but is considered the largest abandoned industrial facility in the world.

OnlyInYourState’s Vacant highlights fascinating abandoned places across America — from a vast ghost town with a tragic history and a renaissance festival left forgotten to the largest abandoned industrial facility in the entire world. Explore all 11 destinations here. Special thanks to Cleveland-based photographer Johnny Joo of Odd World Studio for the photos used in this article. For more images, you can check out his website, Architectural Afterlife.

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Address: Packard Automotive Plant, 1580 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48211, USA

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