Most People Don’t Know There’s A Lost City Hiding In The Underbrush Of A Wisconsin Arboretum

Among the greenery, flowers, and wildlife that fill the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, lies the remnants of a failed housing development. The ill-fated community was to include thousands of homes along with lavish extras, such as canals and lagoons, playgrounds, schools, and more. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a different plan and the expansive residential mecca never came to fruition. Take a look:

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For more information about the Lost City Forest, visit the UW-Madison Arboretum website or Facebook page.

So, did you know about Lake Forest? Ever explored its remnants? Know of more hidden ruins? If so, tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the state’s only abandoned site from the past. Read about another here.

Address: 2449 Arboretum Dr, Madison, WI 53713, USA