Forgotten Ohio: 9 Abandoned Places Nature is Reclaiming

There are several abandoned places in Ohio that today are mere moss covered skeletons of the once impressive man-made structures they once were. Throughout the state, many of what were once thriving tourist destinations and bustling production sites are now overgrown with ivy and rusting away. You have to look close to find them —  and once you do, you can’t always get too close. Believe it or not, the following nine places lie hidden throughout the state:

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/

These beautiful abandoned places in Ohio have been, largely, reclaimed by both nature and man. Some enjoy a totally new life as something new, or they soon will. Do you remember any of the old amusement parks in this list? Tell us in the comments!

Want to explore yet another abandoned place? Swing by Squire’s Castle near Cleveland, which is free to visit and is open to the public.

Address: Aurora, OH 44202, USA
Address: Boston Township, OH, USA
Address: Chippewa Lake, OH 44215, USA
Address: Hope-Moonville Rd, McArthur, OH 45651, USA
Address: OH-93, Roseville, OH, USA
Address: 8176 Brandywine Rd, Northfield, OH 44067, USA
Address: Canton, OH 44702, USA
Address: 4524 E 49th St, Cleveland, OH 44125, USA
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Abandoned Places In Ohio

November 01, 2020

Can I visit any abandoned places in Ohio?

There are many abandoned places in Ohio, and several of those spots are open to the public through tours. One of the most famous is the Ohio State Reformatory, which is also said to be one of the most haunted places in the nation.

What is the most haunted place in Ohio?

If the Ohio State Reformatory isn’t the most haunted place in Ohio, then it has to be the Ceely Rose House. Here, a young and repressed woman killed her whole family… and, as a result, she lost everything she knew.

Are there any urban legends in Ohio?

Ohio, like many states, has its variations of the crybaby bridge stories. Helltown is another common piece of local lore, but we also have witch’s graves, mysterious creatures, and unsolved murders looming over area gossip.

Address: Aurora, OH 44202, USA
Address: Boston Township, OH, USA
Address: Chippewa Lake, OH 44215, USA
Address: Hope-Moonville Rd, McArthur, OH 45651, USA
Address: OH-93, Roseville, OH, USA
Address: 8176 Brandywine Rd, Northfield, OH 44067, USA
Address: Canton, OH 44702, USA
Address: 4524 E 49th St, Cleveland, OH 44125, USA