Adventure in abandonment

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Super happy about this adventure


Adventure does not necessarily mean travelling the world. People often forget about the hidden gems in our own backyards – I am a culprit of this too.

So when a friend told me about an abandoned water park and hotel I could visit within a 30 minute drive of home, I was pretty excited. The location is Prudhommes Landing – once a popular destination teeming with visitors. Now stands a dark decaying hotel with spray paint inside and out, while the last remaining turns of a water slide stand in the background. The hotel is boarded up, but old curtains blow through broken windows signifying its abandonment.  It is incredible to see how quickly vines and grass are stealing the water park back to nature.

A fascinating and fun place to explore but be cautious of the condition of the hotel, as it is deteriorating quickly. If you are looking for more interesting locations to explore, check out a post by my friend and fellow blogger on 5 mini-adventures you didn’t know about. Remember have fun in your own backyard!


In contrast to what it once was…

13 Comments on “Adventure in abandonment

  1. Wow, a very fascinating post Maegan. And such a contrast from their glory days. It really is amazing how quickly nature takes back over!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  2. What a great find. Some of the best places we’ve found are within a few miles of our home. We usually start out on the interstate in any direction and take each exit to explore. Of course it helps if you’re in the desert like we are. So many different abandoned wooden structures and vehicles.

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    • Thanks, it really is an amazing find! I am going to make an effort to get out to explore more areas local to me this summer. It sounds like you have some great places to explore in the desert.

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