11 Abandoned Places In Illinois You Must See Before They Wither Away

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Some of the most interesting places to explore in Illinois are the spots that have been long forgotten. Check out 11 abandoned places around the state that are on the brink of crumbling away.

Get out and explore the deserted pockets of our beautiful state with this handy list. Check it out:

1. Ashmore Estates, 22645 E County Road 1050 N in Ashmore

This long-abandoned building operated as an asylum from 1959 to 1986, and now it is rumored to be haunted. Though it is not available for general tours, groups may schedule times to conduct their own paranormal investigations. Learn more about this ancient psychiatric ward here.

2. Shawneetown, Gallatin County

Due to flooding of the Ohio River, this once-thriving town is currently home to fewer than 300 people. Most business are shut down and most buildings are abandoned places locals no longer frequent. Learn more about the history of this tiny town here. paranormal,paranormal,paranormal

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