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

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3. Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s School, Normal

This establishment originally opened in 1965 as a boarding school and orphanage for children of veterans of the Civil War, but by 1899 was also open to those affected by the Spanish-American War. The school shut down in 1979 and many of its buildings have long since been torn down. Of course, some say it’s haunted. Learn more from previous Only In Illinois coverage here.

4. Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville

Though once a large Native American city that thrived, this plot of land has been left to decay since about the 1400s. Visitors can still see remnants of the community and learn how they engineered their way of life. Click here to learn more about this ancient civilization. paranormal,paranormal,paranormal

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