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UER Forum > US: Great Lakes > First explore in Gary, Indiana (Viewed 459 times)
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First explore in Gary, Indiana
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A little over a week ago, my friend and I drove out to Gary for the day to get check out some abandoned places. We hit most of the popular locations as shown in the gallery. I think it was a success. We met a group of teens from Chicago's south side filming a movie at the Church but other than that, we didn't find anyone else where we explored.

Just some thoughts on the places. The church was bigger than I thought! I've only ever seen the main church structure, I never knew there was an auditorium, a gym, and more floors! That was cool, but I was a little freaked out just because I didn't know what was safe to walk on and what wasn't.

The station was nice, we only peaked in through that little box that was built. Not a whole lot to see but still a beautiful building on the outside.

The theater was really cool but had a creepy vibe. It was a lot darker than I thought (seeing it in videos made it seem very light) and even our flashlight wasn't the best. We made it up the stairs to the balcony seating. Had to watch out for all the holes! As I was doing some long exposures, we heard a loud crash inside. Wasn't sure what it was but we didn't want to stay in there any longer so we got out quickly. I assume some bricks just fell or a collapse somewhere, but we left. I wasn't sure if there was more to explore, it seemed like there might have been.

The school was the best explore by far. So much supplies left, it was so big we didn't finish exploring it. I heard there's a pool and a proper gymnasium which we missed, couldn't seem to find it navigating inside the school, it was a weird layout. So sad to see the auditorium in that condition due to the fire. Got to see a mural from my favorite street artist in one of the classrooms, his name is Sentrock. We didn't really explore the first floor because it was really dark and was flooded in some areas. It seems like they gave up on boarding up the school, literally every doorway was open.

Next time, I would like to explore other locations. I'd at least like to stop at the church again and retake some photos since we didn't want to bother the group filming, my friend wants to also finish up the high school, but I thought we should check out the other one on the other side of Gary. I do have a smaller school and some other locations in mind.


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Re: First explore in Gary, Indiana
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I heard there's a pool and a proper gymnasium which we missed, couldn't seem to find it navigating inside the school, it was a weird layout.


Judging by one of your photos you were very close to the pool. If memory serves me correctly it's along one of the long corridors next to a boiler room. Next time you'll find it for sure. Hell, I even found a small grouping of rooms within the last year after being to HM numerous times over the years.




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Re: First explore in Gary, Indiana
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Judging by one of your photos you were very close to the pool. If memory serves me correctly it's along one of the long corridors next to a boiler room. Next time you'll find it for sure. Hell, I even found a small grouping of rooms within the last year after being to HM numerous times over the years.



Good to know! I know we did skip a corridor which I thought could lead out towards the pool.




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Re: First explore in Gary, Indiana
< Reply # 3 on 7/18/2018 2:34 AM >
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I just love that theater. Definitely on my to do list.




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< Reply # 4 on 8/6/2018 5:09 PM >
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I grew up about three hours south of Gary. Next time I visit home, I might need to take a little side trip and check out some of these locations - particularly that theater!




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Nice trip man! I never realized that the church had so much greenery during these months, I didn't see a single plant when I visited.




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Awesome man, great pics! I can't wait till I get a chance to head out there myself.




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Nice trip man! I never realized that the church had so much greenery during these months, I didn't see a single plant when I visited.


Yea, it gets pretty overgrown! Even the 2nd floor was growing plants and small trees. Really cool to see the nature reclaiming the spot.




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