THE 50 STRANGEST ABANDONED PLACES BY STATE 34. North Dakota - Thelen Thelen is the true definition of a ghost town. The buildings are all becoming dilapidated, and you can hardly tell that people even lived in some of these places at one time. Seeing how it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere, it will slowly be taken back by the land it was built upon.
The mining boom brought a lot of people towards the mines they worked in, but, after they were no longer profitable, the towns quickly emptied out. Bay Horse is one of those towns, and now they buildings are slowly withering away.
THE 50 STRANGEST ABANDONED PLACES BY STATE 14. Indiana - The Palace Theater Some towns have just been ravaged for various reasons over the past century, but few loses can compare to what was the once-beautiful Palace Theater in Gary, IN. Light now shines through its roof, and the artwork is weathering away with time.
THE 50 STRANGEST ABANDONED PLACES BY STATE 31. New Mexico - Folsom Among the plains of New Mexico, a tiny, abandoned section of town sits collecting dust. The town of Folsom, and its historic hotel, was once a place frequented in the days of the Old West. Today, the buildings are still preserved, but definitely ghostly.
THE 50 STRANGEST ABANDONED PLACES BY STATE 39. Rhode Island - Brenton Point Rhode Island is notorious for having over-the-top old school houses, but some of them came to an unfortunate end. That couldn't be truer with this case, outside of Newport. In fact, if you look close enough, you can find tons of theses decaying houses around the area.
Although grain is still plenty in the Great Plains, this old grain elevator hasn't seen much use any time lately. You can find plenty of these abandoned structures scattered across the Midwest. but few stand as well as this one.
THE 50 STRANGEST ABANDONED PLACES BY STATE 7. Connecticut - Hearthstone Castle You'd think this spot was taken right out of Medieval England and dropped right into Connecticut. You may be surprised to learn that it was only built in the 1800's, though. It's easily the most unique piece of architecture in the state.