Our Top Abandoned Places in North Carolina

Our top abandoned places in North Carolina for Urban Exploring.


~Here is a short list of our top abandoned places in North Carolina for Urban Exploring.~

This list is not in any particular order and is only locations that have photographed in 360-degree spherical images. View our list of top abandoned locations in North Carolina that have been photographed in 360-degree spherical images or that we think are worth exploring. If you have any information to add to any of these locations, drop a comment below or send us an email. If you choose to go out and do some urban exploring in your area, here is a list of just a few safety tips for Urbex. Never been urban exploring? Don’t worry, we put together this page with some of our favorite urban exploring gear. You might also find our top abandoned locations in Florida interesting.


► Old Jones Gap Church


Old Jones Gap Church – Take a look at this abandoned chuch in the North Carolina Mountains that is over 100 years old

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► Browning Knob Plane Wreck


Browning Knob Plane Wreck – Plane wreckage on a mountain top accessible by hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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► Catawba Falls Dam


Catawba Falls Dam – Explore the historic Catawba Falls Dam in NC: its creation, operational history, & transformation from power site to a natural hiking destination.

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► Frying Pan Fire Tower


Frying Pan Fire Tower – Located in the mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Frying Pan Fire Tower that offers amazing 360-degree views of the area.

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► Road to Nowhere


Road to Nowhere – Located outside of Bryson City, North Carolina is the abandoned road project known as the “Road to Nowhere”

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► Cool Valley Motel


Cool Valley Motel – Located in Western North Carolina, this abandoned motel was a great find and fun to explore.

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