The Story Behind The Deserted Zell Building In South Dakota Is One You Have Never Heard

What is it about deserted places that is so fascinating? Is it because they hold secrets and stories that no one else knows? Maybe it is the architecture itself (as homes and businesses are not created the same now as they once were)? Is it the thought that it holds treasures inside? No matter the reason, deserted places are some of our favorites, and South Dakota is chock full of these historic dwellings. One of these mysterious, yet well-preserved buildings is the old St. Mary’s in Zell, South Dakota:

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:

Have you had a chance to see this historic building for yourself? We would love to see your photos in the comments! For even more deserted places around SoDak, check out The Abandoned Town In South Dakota That Most People Stay Far, Far Away From.

Address: Zell, SD 57469, USA