Living through a global pandemic might be post-apocalyptic enough for some, but if you want to add an extra layer of creepiness to your life, traipsing through abandoned and likely haunted places might be for you. Santa Claus Acres When you were a kid and you wrote letters to Santa, they probably ended up here.
Casa Grande The super-creepy, super-cool Casa Grande Domes were first built back in by a California-based tech company.
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But, when the company went bankrupt more than 30 years ago, they abandoned ship. The domes attract quite a few interesting groups of people, from paranormal enthusiasts to ritualistic covens, and of course teenage punks who raided their parents' liquor cabinet.
Two Guns East of Flagstaff, Two Guns was once a booming tourist stop off of Route 66 outfitted with a gas station, souvenir shop, and even a zoo that housed bobcats and panthers. Flagstaff The protected site located near Flagstaff is home to a of sandstone dwellings that were built by the Pueblo people.
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Evidence of the first inhabitants date way back to AD. Wupatki is the largest building on the site, with more than rooms. Towering 25ft faded red and yellow arrows constructed from telephone poles neighbor the gas station, diner, and empty curio shop today.
After several years of success, Vulture Mine was shut down temporarily by a regulatory agency inand permanently soon after. The site is no stranger to legend and urban myths. Tumacacori Made up of adobe, wood, and plaster Hey! This must be where modern-day architects found inspiration to build the entire city of Phoenix! Missionaries, settlers, and soldiers have all passed through, making their mark on the rich culture that exists there presently.
Want more Thrillist? Wupatki National Monument Flagstaff The protected site located near Flagstaff is home to a of sandstone dwellings that were built by the Pueblo people.
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Tumacacori Mission ruins Tumacacori Made up of adobe, wood, and plaster Hey! Lauren Topor Reichert is a Phoenix-based multimedia storyteller, photographer, and content creator. Her work has been featured in travel guides, national publications, and the social feeds of some stellar local restaurants. Follow her around Arizona, and beyond, on Instagram hungryinphoenix.
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