Discover top Aerial Views of Abandoned Places


Fantasy World


Contributor Pagaylouijhe16 shot this amazing drone video of an entire abandoned theme park in the Philippines.  The Fantasy World park, intended to be a sort Philippines equivalent of Disney World, was built in a remote area of southern Luzon in 2001.  Due to the owner's financial difficulties, the park near Batangas was abandoned and never completed.   It now stands as a bizarre reminder of a failed investment.  


Ghost Town Las Vegas


Ghost towns are prominent features of parts of the American West.  As the western interior developed in the late 1800's, some towns suffered setbacks such as mine depletion or not being sited on new railroad routes.  Many of these communities were simply abandoned and forgotten.  Contributor DRONEPIXEL created an epic drone video of one of these ghosts, a small mining town near Las Vegas, Nevada.   



60 Seconds

Top contributor 60 Seconds used a drone to create this amazing aerial tour of an abandoned bridge in the USA's Pacific Northwest.  The Vance Creek Bridge was built in the 1920's to serve the logging industry in Washington.  As the fortunes of the state's forestry sector waned, the bridge was de-commissioned in the 1970's.  Now it's a major attraction for hikers who seek out this amazing span, which stands 106 meters (347 ft.) tall.


After Tragedy The Ruins Still stand.. Gramalote, Colombia


In a land full of rainforests and mountains, mudslides and floodings are an all-too-common occurrence in Colombia. In this poignant film, Alejandrogutierrezlonga flies over the still-standing historic ruins of Gramalote, Colombia, abandoned after devastating mudslides and floods. The somber footage captures the dignity of the once beautiful structures that have, at least for now, escaped total destruction.


Train Cemetery of Uyuni


Contributor LA.Drones created this amazing drone video of a train cemetary in southwestern Bolivia.  The city of Uyuni is the largest city in the region, which is also home to the Uyuni Salt Flats.  When the area's critical mining industry collapsed in the 1940's, the local railroads collapsed too.  Uyuni being the main rail junction, the trains ended up being abandoned just outside of the city, resulting in what you'll see in the video.


Croatia up in the mountains with locals and their jeep ! Somewhere on the border of Croatia and Bosnia.

Travel Lifestyle

An abandoned military base in the mountainous Balkans make for an epic 4x4 road trip and a drone video to memorialize it.  Travel Lifestyle traveled with some friends in a Jeep to travel to an old Yugoslav Army base in the mountains that lie between Bosnia and Croatia.  Using ground footage to supplement their drone footage, they did an amazing job recording the highlights of their 4x4 trip to this eerie place.


Epic Footage (4K) : All the Presidents' Heads with the DJI Mavic Pro

Jeff Walrich - TK-421

Award winning contributor Jeff Walrich brings us this epic drone video of a collection of large abandoned bust statues of the first 43 Presidents of the USA.  The 6 meter (20 ft.) monuments were removed from Presidents' Park, a failed cultural recreation area in historic Williamsburg.  They now sit in a field, many with crumbling features, yet still amazing to view from an aerial perspective.  


Deserted Military Rocket Base


Top contributor Ludoweet used a drone to capture an abandoned military base in his native Czech Republic.  When the Warsaw Pact dissolved following the fall of the Berlin Wall, many old Soviet Union military assets in Eastern Europe were simply vacated.  In this video, Lodoweet used a DJI drone to aerially film an old rocket base deep in the Czech forest, its missile tubes clearly arranged in a triangular fashion.


Abandoned Pontiac Silverdome | 4K


The Pontiac Silverdome was built as the home stadium of the Detroit Lions, Detroit's National Football League team.  Built in the 1970's in Pontiac, a Michigan auto factory town northwest of Detroit, the stadium was abandoned in 2006 a few years after the Lions decamped for the new Ford Field in downtown Detroit.  Contributor Garci1jd used a drone to aerially film this relic before its ultimate demolition in 2017.  




The Laguna de Aljojuca is a landmark crater lake in the Aljojuca Municaplity in Puebla, Mexico.  Located at the base of this of crater stands the long-abandoned shell of Cancantla, a once-inviting hacienda, which was beautifully filmed in cinematic style by AirVuz contributer PostandFly.  With sweeping aerials views of the imposing crater-lake and the surrounding plains, this drone video evokes the abandonment seen by the area in recent years.


Abandoned Sugar Mill, Aguada Puerto Rico

Pedro's airtime

For centuries, the economy of Puerto Rico was built on one commodity: sugar.  The sugar cane fields which ringed its coast fed some of the largest sugar mills in the world.  For a variety of reason, the industry went into decline begining in the 1930's, and production today is virtually non-existent. In this drone video by Pedro's Airtime, you'll get a bird's eye view of the now- abandoned Aguada mill, the first integrated mill on the island and for decades one of the world's largest.


A Girl, Graffiti and a Drone


Top contributor AerialRhianna created this epic drone video of an old abandoned mill in rural Oregon in the northwestern USA.  The mill has become something of a studio for graffiti artists wishing to practice their trade in a serene and secluded environment of the Pacific Northwest wilderness.  This highly cinematic video of the mill and a young female artist who uses it as her canvas is spectacular.