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Abandoned Places: Photography of Abandoned Houses and Other Urban Exploration (Urbex)

Abandoned Places: Abandoned Houses and Urban Exploration (Urbex)

Photography of abandoned places is such a fascinating hobby. There’s something surreal about abandoned houses and structures – an entire past of lives lived and experiences had, and the only visible monument to them is a broken down structure that is about to disappear as well.

Some of these abandoned places bring out creativity in the viewer, and make us consider how they could be brought back. Perhaps someone will save them. But not usually. In a past life I brought back neglected and abandoned places, and maybe that’s why they’re so fascinating to me. Whatever your reasons for enjoying these abandoned places, here’s some of my recent journeys into urban exploration – enjoy!

Urbex: short for urban exploration

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The Beautiful Waterfalls and Trails of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park – Some of the Best Waterfalls in Missouri

The Beautiful Waterfalls and Trails of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park – Some of the Best Waterfalls in Missouri

Dogwood Canyon Photos 1: Waterfalls in Missouri Gorgeous Scenery in Southwest Missouri: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park has 10,000 acres of trails and beautiful scenery.  It’s ...
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Abandoned Train Station, Joplin Union Depot, Missouri Abandoned Railway Station

Massive Abandoned Train Station – Joplin Union Depot in Missouri

Abandoned train station – Joplin Union Depot in Missouri (back side). Available as a print. Abandoned Train Station in Joplin Missouri: This abandoned train station ...
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Valley Water Mill Park - beautiful walking paths in Springfield MO

Valley Water Mill Park – beautiful walking paths in Springfield MO

Walking Trails in Valley Water Mill Park Near Springfield MO: Located on the Greenways next to the Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center, the Valley Water ...
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Missouri Parks and Missouri Conservation Areas: Horse Trail Northeast Missouri, Missouri state parks and conservation areas

18 Extraordinary Horseback Riding Trails in Southeast Missouri State Parks and Conservation Areas

Horse Trails in SE Missouri State Parks and Conservation Areas: *Note – most equestrian trails in conservation areas are closed during firearms seasons.  Contact the ...
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Missouri Parks and Missouri Conservation Areas: Horse Trail Northeast Missouri, Missouri state parks and conservation areas

8 Charming Northwest Missouri Parks and Missouri Conservation Areas for Horseback Trail Riding

Trail Riding in Northwest Missouri Parks and Missouri Conservation Areas: Charlie Heath Memorial Conservation Area: (unknown trail miles)  (Luray, MO) – View on Google Maps.  ...
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Missouri Parks and Missouri Conservation Areas: Horse Trail Northeast Missouri, Missouri state parks and conservation areas

6 Memorable Horse Trails Found in Northeast Missouri

Northeast Missouri Horse Trails Bonanza Conservation Area:  (4 trail miles)  (Cowgill, Missouri) – View on Google Maps.  Multi-use hike / bike / equestrian trails on ...
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Abandoned Warehouses - Howsmon, Christman Building's North Annex in Joplin MO

Abandoned Warehouses – Howsmon, Christman Building’s North Annex in Joplin MO

Abandoned Warehouses: Christman North Annex Built around 1903, the Howsmon building at 506 South Virgina Avenue was part of the Virginia Street annex, or north ...
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Elephant Rocks State Park Missouri Walking Trails

The Walking Trails of Elephant Rocks State Park Missouri – One of the Most Popular Missouri Parks!

Hiking Trails and Scenic Views at Elephant Rocks State Park in Missouri: I grew up close to Elephant Rocks State Park, so I’ve loved and ...
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Lost Hill Park Trail Springfield MO - Missouri Parks

Walking Trails: Lost Hill Park Trail in Springfield MO – Missouri Parks

Lat pic above: one of the beautiful water crossings that goes over the walking trail, but be careful as the paths can be under water ...
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Horse Riding Trails near Springfield MO - Hercules Glades Wilderness Area Horseback Riding Trails

17 Beautiful Horseback Riding Trails in Southwest Missouri

Southwest Missouri Horseback Riding Trails Being my main stomping grounds, the area around Springfield MO is my main focus for finding horseback riding trails.  I’m ...
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Horse Trails near Springfield, MO - Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

7 Blissful Miles of Horse Trails near Springfield, MO – Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Missouri 7 trail miles in Battlefield, Missouri I’ve rode this trail twice now, and  it was really nice!  There’s an entrance fee, ...
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Horse Riding and Horseback Trail Riding in the Midwest: Horse Trails and Trail Rides in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas

Horse Trails in Southwest Arkansas

Daisy State Park:   (Kirby, Arkansas)  – View on Google Maps. This park is listed as having equestrian trails. See website and contact park for more information. ...
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Missouri Horse Trails: Compton Hollow Conservation Area in Rogersville MO

Missouri Horse Trails: Compton Hollow Conservation Area in Rogersville MO

Compton Hollow Conservation Area in Rogersville, Missouri 5.5 trail miles in Rogersville, just east of Springfield MO This is a nice trail ride, with a ...
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Forgotten: Abandoned Farmhouse in Rural Missouri

Forgotten: Abandoned Farmhouse in Rural Missouri

Abandoned farmhouse – forgotten with time Abandoned farmhouses are easy to find in southwest Missouri, just take a drive through rural areas and you’re bound ...
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Horse Riding Trails Oklahoma State Parks, Horse Camping Arkansas, Arkansas Horseback Riding Trails, Parks with Walking Trails and Hiking Trails, Bike Trails Biking Trails Bicycle Trails

3 Beautiful and Expansive Northwest Arkansas Horseback Riding Trails

Devil’s Den State Park:   (20.00 trail miles)   (Winslow, Arkansas) – View on Google Maps. With 20 miles of Arkansas horseback riding trails, Devil’s Den features ...
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Horse Riding Trails near Springfield MO - Hercules Glades Wilderness Area Horseback Riding Trails

Beautiful Horse Riding Trails near Springfield MO – Hercules Glades Wilderness Area

Hercules Glades Wilderness Area and Horse Riding trails Near Springfield MO   32 trail miles in Bradleyville, Missouri  I haven’t rode these horse riding trails, just ...
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Horse Riding Trails Oklahoma State Parks, Horse Camping Arkansas, Arkansas Horseback Riding Trails, Parks with Walking Trails and Hiking Trails, Bike Trails Biking Trails Bicycle Trails

Horse Camping and Riding Trails in Northeast Arkansas

Village Creek State Park:   (25.00 trail miles)   (Wynne, Arkansas) – View on Google Maps. Horse camping and riding is a popular activity at this park. ...
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Horse Riding Trails Oklahoma State Parks, Horse Camping Arkansas, Arkansas Horseback Riding Trails, Parks with Walking Trails and Hiking Trails, Bike Trails Biking Trails Bicycle Trails

Horse Riding Trails Oklahoma: Northeast Oklahoma

Horse Riding Trails Oklahoma: Northeast Oklahoma Sequoyah State Park:   (Hulbert, Oklahoma) – View on Google Maps. Guided horse riding trails. Sequoyah State Park, located in eastern ...
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