Six Flags, New Orleans
There can be little more unnerving than an abandoned amusement park — and for those seeking the spooky, Six Flags doesn’t disappoint. Opened in 2000, when it was called Jazzland, this 140-acre site has been desolate since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, leaving much of New Orleans under water and devastating all that stood in its path.
Much here was destroyed, with the park submerged beneath 20 feet of water and the floods taking more than a month to drain. What still stands couldn’t be creepier, with rusting rides and roller-coasters remaining, beckoning urban adventurers determined to defy orders to keep out, and forever trying to dodge the NOPD patrols. These days, it’s a place of weeds, broken glass and graffiti, with alligators prowling the waterways, and stern guards stalking what feels like a ghost town. Thinking about taking a look? Six Flags is guaranteed to give you goosebumps.