Take A Thrilling Road Trip To The 9 Most Abandoned Places In Minnesota
We know by now that there are more than a few abandoned places scattered across Minnesota. Mill ruins, ghost towns, and forgotten buildings dot our land, and in many cases, nature is slowly reclaiming them. This abandoned road trip will get you up close with some of the most interesting abandoned places in Minnesota before they’re gone completely.
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Have you ever explored any of these – or other – abandoned places in Minnesota? Let us know your experience! Also, check out the grim reality of these 11 ghost towns in Minnesota.
Address: 170th Street East, Rosemount, MN 55068, USA
Address: 102 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
Address: 61101 Banning Park Rd, Sandstone, MN 55072, USA
Address: Taconite Harbor, MN 55613, USA
Address: Rouchleau Mine, Virginia, MN 55792, USA
Address: Fergus Falls, MN 56537, USA
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Abandoned Places In Minnesota
March 27, 2020
What is the most famous abandoned place in Minnesota?
It’s hard to choose what is the most famous abandoned place in Minnesota, since there are truly so many. It’s strange the way the past has a way of intruding on the present. There are multiple abandoned places and roadside haunts scattered throughout the state, including Ortonville’s Grand Columbian Hotel, the Fergus Falls City Light Station and the oldest home in Moorhead that has long since been left to its own devices. Did you know that there’s even a Minnesota beach where there is no water? It’s true. There’s nothing more haunting than a place that was supposed to be, and never existed.
What is the most haunted place in Minnesota?
There’s many an old mansion and haunted fright in Minnesota, but one of the most haunted places just might catch you by surprise. Located in Sauk Centre, the Palmer House Hotel was built in 1901 hand was even featured by the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventurers. There are all sorts of “permanent, unregistered gusts” that call the hotel home, including a ghost that goes by the name of Lucy. You’ll find the Palmer House Hotel, once a popular spot for everyone from salesmen to pioneers, a historic spot with a hint of ghostly mayhem.
Can I go ghost hunting in Minnesota?
Absolutely! There are multiple ghost hunting experiences found in Minnesota, including the overnight ghost hunt hosted by the Nopeming Sanatorium in Duluth. Downtown Pipestone offers summer ghost walks that just might reveal a ghostly friend, and the Wabasha Street Cave guides will tell you many an eerie tale as you wander through the inky darkness of the underground. There’s no reason to leave the chill of ghostly tales to October, friends. Stay overnight, take a tour, indulge in the scary stories of a well-educated guide. Minnesota is just as friendly to its citizens that have long since passed.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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