Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Do You URBEX? - USA Sites

Ruins in Jerome, Arizona (wikicommons)
Previous blog posts on the subject of urban exploration:
Do you URBEX? 1. Defined, Trends & Picks

With this post, we look at some of the more accessible sites popular with urban explorers in the United States. Plus we share USA-specific news, inspiration and resources.

In USA URBEX news

Matt Lambros' After the Final Curtain photographs show America's forgotten movie theatres - Denzeen
Urbex Photographer Discovers Eerie ‘Train Graveyard’ in North Carolina Forest - Petapixel
Urbex Instagram Photog Killed While Subway Surfing in NYC - Petapixel
‘Urban explorer’ arrested inside Niagara Falls church - Niagara Gazette

URBAN PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATION - USA

Liz's URBEX Photography Blog - Peeling Walls
Philip's URBEX Flickr Photos - DJ Philly GEE
Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream - book by Matthew Christopher

USA-specific URBEX resources

10 Eerie, Awesome or Abandoned Places You Can LEGALLY Visit in the US - Architectural Afterlife
Abandoned America: An Autopsy of American Dreams - Matthew Christopher's blog, books, events
Abandoned America Photography Workshops - USA workshops by Matthew Christopher
After the final curtain - Matt Lambros' blog, events
URBEX Location List USA - Urban Exploration Resource
A listing of tunnels in Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia - Tunnels & Bridges

ALABAMA
Spectre from the film Big Fish - Millbrook, Alabama - Jackson Lake Island
Hollywood Built A Town Then Left It To Decay On An Island In Alabama - Only in your state


ARIZONA - JEROME
Gold King Mine Ghost Town - Jerome, Arizona - Exploration Project
Mining Towns, Jerome, Arizona - Ghosttownaz
Abandoned Jerome Post Office - Atlas Obscura
Historic Shuttle Tour in Jerome, Arizona
Ultimate Historic Jerome Tour
Step Through Time Historical Walking Tour in Jerome Arizona
Haunted History Tour from Jerome Arizona
Spirits of Jerome Tour
Classic Historic Tour of Jerome

ARIZONA - Elsewhere...
Gila River Airport (abandoned aircraft) - Urban Explorer Resource

CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO
Map Reveals Location of San Francisco’s Buried Ships - Urban Ghosts Media
Ghost Ships Under San Francisco - Archeopop
URBEX: Alcatraz - Urban Exploration Resource
San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
San Francisco Helicopter and Alcatraz Tour
San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour
Alcatraz Attraction Pass

CALIFORNIA - Elsewhere...
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch - Urban Explorer Resource

HAWAII
Kaniakapupu Palace (Oahu) - Urban Explorer Resource

INDIANA - GARY
Gary URBEX Photography - Peeling Walls
Gary Indiana Ghost Town - No Future City? - Forbidden Places
The abandoned ruins of Gary, Indiana - Deserted Places Blog

KANSAS
Neosho Falls, Kansas - Architectural Afterlife
Exploring Neosho Falls, KS - Traversing Travy
Exploring Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita, Kansas - Traversing Travy

LOUISIANA - NEW ORLEANS
Abandoned New Orleans Retirement Community - Architectural Afterlife

MASSACHUSETTS - BOSTON
URBEX Boston - Fort Strong - Urban Explorer Resource

MICHIGAN - DETROIT
Detroit URBEX Locations - Detroit URBEX
Detroit URBEX Photography - Peeling Walls
Detroit, City in Decay - Deserted Places Blog
The Abandoned City of Detroit - Zach Fein Photography
Forgotten Detroit - David Kohrman
Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour
Small Group Walking Tour Corktown is Popping in Detroits Oldest Neighborhood
Detroit's Rise Fall and Renewal

MICHIGAN - FLINT
Flint URBEX Photography - Peeling Walls

NEVADA - AREA 51
Often mentioned in the URBEX community, please heed the caution by StrangeThings: "AREA 51 IS NOT ABANDONED, DO NOT CROSS THE BORDER!"
Area 51: In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world - Atlas Obscura
Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas
*See Las Vegas for tours to Area 51

NEVADA - LAS VEGAS
Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas
*Also see Area 51 (above) and Goodsprings

NEVADA - GOODSPRINGS
Ghost Hunt in Goodsprings from Las Vegas
Historical Tour of the Pioneer Saloon from Las Vegas
RZR Desert Adventure with Lunch at the Historic Pioneer Saloon
Haunted Lockdown at the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings

NEW MEXICO
Cuervo, New Mexico: No Lodging but Plenty of Vacancies - Architectural Afterlife

NEW YORK - BUFFALO
Buffalo URBEX Photography - Peeling Walls

NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY
10 Disused Staten Island Railway Stations - Urban Ghosts
An Opportunity to Rebuild Penn Station the Way it Was - Urban Ghosts Media
Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal
Tour of the Remnants of Penn Station
Tour of the Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam in NYC
Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour
Ruins of a Forgotten City: Historical Manhattan Walking Tour
Woolworth Building Lobby Tour

NEW YORK - Elsewhere...
Exploring an Abandoned Castle in Upstate NY (Roscoe) - Traversing Travy
Massive Abandoned Train Station - Architectural Afterlife

NORTH CAROLINA
Urbex Photographer Discovers Eerie ‘Train Graveyard’ in North Carolina Forest - Petapixel
Abandoned Nascar – The Wilkesboro Speedway - Architectural Afterlife
Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center, North Carolina - Architectural Afterlife
The Land of Oz - Boone, North Carolina - Architectural Afterlife

OHIO - CINCINNATI
The Cincinnati Subway: an abandoned relic of the city's failed experiment with below ground transit - Atlas Obscura
Cincinnati Architecture - Zach Fein Photography

OHIO - CLEVELAND
Cleveland URBEX Photography - Peeling Walls
The Old Cleveland Aquarium - Architectural Afterlife
Sidaway Bridge: a ghost of racial prejudice – Cleveland, Ohio - Atlas Obscura
Exploring the Sidaway Footbridge - Bridges & Tunnels

OHIO - Elsewhere...
Ohio Ghost Towns Exploration Co.
Akron URBEX Photography - Peeling Walls
The Abandoned Dresden Suspension Bridge - Dresden, Ohio - Bridges & Tunnels
Hillandale Bridge – Euclid, Ohio - Cleveland Memory Project
The Abandoned Hillandale Bridge - Euclid, Ohio - scotdor on Urban Ohio
Spirits Held Prisoner: Mansfield Reformatory – Mansfield, Ohio - Architectural Afterlife
Toledo URBEX Photography - Peeling Walls

PENNSYLANIA - PHILADELPHIA
Explore an Abandoned Subway Station in Philadelphia - Urban Ghosts Media

PENNSYLANIA - PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh URBEX Photography - Peeling Walls

PENNSYLANIA - Elsewhere...
Urban Exploring – USA Pennsylvania Prison and its Hangman Trapdoor - Rebecca Bathory Blog
We will include the abandoned Williams Grove Amusement Park later in this series, in a post dedicated to abandoned theme parks.

RHODE ISLAND
We will include the abandoned Rocky Point Amusement Park later in this series, in a post dedicated to abandoned theme parks.

UTAH
We will include the abandoned The Harold Mill later in this series, in a post dedicated to abandoned theme parks.

VIRGINIA
Urban Exploring – USA Virginia Lunatic Asylum and the Search for a Magic Staircase - Rebecca Bathory Blog

WASHINGTON - PORT ANGELES
Port Angeles Underground Heritage Tour

WEST VIRGINIA
Lake Shawnee, the World - Architectural Afterlife


Related resources
Everything About Urban Exploration - Forbidden Places
Death by Selfie
Go Running on Your Layover
Carp Diem: Day Trips From Rome
10 Unique Paris Tours
10 Unique NYC Tours
10 Unique Los Angeles Tours

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