It's crazy how we like the feeling of being completely spooked out. Maybe it's the thrill of the adrenaline rush, but sometimes watching horror movie marathons just doesn't cut it. Every once in awhile, we feel the desire to go out and explore some creepy places on our own. These abandoned places in Louisiana are sure to give you the heebie jeebies you seek when you discover them for yourself (but we suggest bringing at least one friend).
Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation
Address: 595 LA-308, Thibodaux, LA 70301
Why You Need To Go: These spooky mill ruins are part of a sugar plantation built in the 1880s. Over 130 slaves lived and worked on the property before the Civil War and the mill stopped production in the 1930s. Hurricane Betsy damaged the site in 1965, leaving ruins which still stand today.
St. Luke Baptist Church In Chackbay
Address: LA-20, Chackbay, Lafourche Parish, LA
Why You Need To Go: This abandonded church in Chackbay was once a spiritual center of an independent Black community in the 1800s. It's almost completely enveloped by trees and brush, but it's much easier to see in fall and winter months when vegetation is dormant. There's also a creepy cemetery if you dare step foot on its grounds.
Six Flags New Orleans
Address: Six Flags Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 70129
Why You Need To Go: The popular national theme park's NOLA location was abandoned after being demolished during Hurrican Katrina. After an attempt to restore the park, those plans were canceled and now the run-down rides and games create an insanely solemn carnival feel.
General Laundry Building
Address: 2525 Lafitte Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119
Why You Need To Go: This massive building is intriguingly beautiful and creepy at the same time. Although covered in mold and mildew, the exterior still displays bright colors.
Address: Rapides Parish & Grant Parish line in North Louisiana
Why You Need To Go: This chilling abandoned WWII Military base has tons of ruins on its grounds to explore. The Army camp, active during 1940-1945, was a full-fledged community that included a hospital, cold storage plant, motor repair shops and much more.
Market Street Power Plant
Address: 1601-1643 S Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Why You Need To Go: This massive power plant has become a popular spot for steampunk lovers and photographers. The rusty industrial spot was built in 1905 and has been abandoned since 1973. It was flooded by the Mississippi River and has tons of graffiti-covered open space to explore what's left.
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