OFF THE BEATEN PATH
The allure of exploring unusual and abandoned places is hard to resist, and many curiosity-seekers make it a hobby. Such sites, however, may contain hazards, so it's important to heed posted warnings and avoid spots where entry is prohibited. Still, even viewed from afar, these 15 locales are filled with wonder and can be quite haunting. Most are free to visit, but some do require a small entry fee.