Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese
Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns were vital to the silver mining operation.
Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns were vital to the silver mining operation.

Forgotten Locales


Ghost towns, lost locations, long closed attractions, and areas that time has simply forgotten . . .

In a big part, thanks to the gold rush, California has an over abundance of things long since abandoned and forgotten. Add in all the infamous urban decay the state has, and there's a lot of long lost sites to see. From mining towns, closed amusement parks, defunct restaurant chains, Native American petroglyphs, and America's first motel, we'll take a look at California's lost, but perhaps not forgotten, history.

Bayshore Roundhouse Coalinga Iron Zoo Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns Devil's Slide Bunker Doggie Diner Hopeton Graveyard Jungleland Keeler Motel Inn Old LA Zoo Old Trapper's Lodge Painted Cave Pearsonville, Hubcap Capital of the World Scary Dairy Stairway to Nowhere