The Abandoned Houston Astrodome In Texas Is One Of The Eeriest Places In America
If you’ve ever wondered “Is the Astrodome still standing?” you’ll definitely want to keep reading. The Astrodome is just one of many abandoned places in Texas that are hiding in practically every nook and cranny of the state – both in major cities and along desolate highways. The legendary Houston Astrodome is one of them, and it’s truly striking to see how such a legendary building has fallen into an alarming state of disrepair. Take a look at the Astrodome today:
Please note: we do not recommend actually going inside the abandoned Houston Astrodome today, as it is likely unsafe and definitely illegal to do so. But don’t worry – you can satisfy your adventurous soul on this hike to an abandoned zoo in Texas. Check it out on AllTrails, and don’t forget to sign up for AllTrails+ for perks such as offline map access and 3D maps.
So, there you have it. If you’ve been asking yourself, “Is the Astrodome still standing?” now you know!
Did you know the Houston Astrodome was abandoned? What other “abandoned places near me” in Texas are worth noting? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for a nearby underwater train ride that’s anything but creepy.
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More Abandoned Places In Texas
Is the Astrodome still standing?
Are you wondering "Is the Astrodome still standing?" If so, here's your answer:
- The Houston Astrodome is indeed still standing. If you've ever wondered why the city hasn't torn the Astrodome down since the NRG Stadium was built over 20 years ago, it's because the Astrodome is classified as a state antiquities landmark. In 2017, the Texas Historical Commission made this designation which prevents the dome from being torn down.
What are some abandoned places in TX?
Some of the most historic abandoned places in Texas include:
- Douget's Rice Mill, Beaumont, TX: The Doguet's Rice Milling Company has been producing rice since 1920 and their former mill now sits abandoned - many believe it to be haunted by former employees who suffered terrible accidents on the job.
- Water Wonderland, Odessa, TX: There isn't a more creepy abandoned place than a once thriving children's amusement park. Water Wonderland has been abandoned since the mid-1990s.
- Mosheim School, Mosheim, TX: This abandoned K-12 school was built in the 1920s, but it didn't turn out to be the driving center of education as it was hoped. In all of its years of operation, it never had a graduating class larger than a handful of students.
- Dr. White's Sanitorium, Wichita Falls, TX: The name alone sounds like it comes straight from a Stephan King novel, but this once progressive home for the mentally ill is now only filled with ghosts.
Read more about the history of these abandoned places in Texas and several more in this article of 13 abandoned Texas places.