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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:00 am    Post subject: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

Hey, I'm new here. I love urban exploration, and grew up in Wyandotte County, KS (right out where the new NASCAR track is)... and spent a lot of my free time during highschool driving around aimlessly and exploring "creepy" places. (er, there wasn't that much else to do there back then!)

Well, in the Wyandotte County Lake Park (the one near the Woodlands) there is the ruins of what seems to be an old abandoned ice skating rink (mostly assumed since there are ice skates all over the place) which looks like it caught fire and everyone just sort of up and left it there exactly how it was. There are melted chairs scattered about, there are even skates laying around. I'm not entirely sure how recent the incident was, the area is extremely overgrown and seems to be forgotten for the most part. I have no idea what the history of the place is, though. I'd love to find out.

It's pretty easily accessible and as far as I can tell it's perfectly okay to be up there. There's a riding/walking trail right past it, and we've seen people up there before whilst exploring and they don't seem to pay any attention to us. There aren't any warning/danger/keep out signs or anything Razz

I found it through a friend, and god only knows how SHE found it. She just told us she had something to show us one day and wandered off onto this forgotten little trail into the thick of the woods and we ended up facing this creepy crumbling old building littered with trash and grafitti. Poor thing.

The whole park is pretty neat to explore actually. If you wander off past the Spillway up on the trail to the right, you find more ruins of unknown buildings/houses/etc and even in broad daylight it gives me the creeps. There's hardly anyone out there. Some of the trails actually just meander off into the woods and just forget they were trails at all after a while.

There's plenty of other cool little spots around Wyandotte County, none that I've really explored much myself (there's lots of abandoned churches and cemetaries). Only looked at from a safe, legal distance (after the cops caught us once trying to find some limestone caverns XP). Now I live out in Overland Park so I have a bit of a drive to go explore the old neighboorhood, but I have a feeling there's a lot of untapped mystery out there, just due to the age of the place.

Downtown Kansas City is also awesome if you go down there on a Sunday. I went down there for a photoshoot back in highschool and it was completely empty of any signs of life. It's an awesome place for photography.

Is anyone interested in pictures from the skating rink? let me know, I'd be happy to post them. I have a ton.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:22 am    Post subject: Re: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

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Is anyone interested in pictures from the skating rink? let me know, I'd be happy to post them. I have a ton.


Hey, welcome to the forum. That ice skating place sounds awesome, and I'd definitely like to see a few pictures of the place. And anything else you know, post away about it. We definitely need more KC-ians on the forum Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:52 pm    Post subject: RE: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

that does sound worthwhile....i'd like to see a few pics


hey.....have you been to 2011 Flora in KC yet?!.......what is that place?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:01 pm    Post subject: RE: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

Love the Ren Fest up there!

My husband has interesting "running from the police" stories from that county Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:46 pm    Post subject: RE: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

Hey I'm from Wyandotte County, lived here my whole life. You know I never even thought about exploring a lot of the old trails at the lake. I didn't know there were abandoned churches and whatnot back there. I'd like to check it out, could you post up some pics / info how how to get to these so I can take a look.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:01 am    Post subject: RE: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

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We definitely need more KC-ians on the forum


Hey WR, what do you think of a forum for Kansas City? Seeing as it's split in Missouri and Kansas... just a thought.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

S1L3N7B0B wrote:
Hey WR, what do you think of a forum for Kansas City? Seeing as it's split in Missouri and Kansas... just a thought.


Mmm... I'm not really against it, but I worry that it'd be dead. In fact, I think it'd be kind of cool to have a forum for the three Missouri Metros (KC, St. Louis, and Springfield) and then a Missouri Other. I'd even like to do that for the other states if we could ever get enough people. The only reason I haven't is that I've worried that KC and St. Louis would be really, really dead (not that Kansas and Oklahoma are exactly booming, but that's my fault for not having any features from those areas). I don't know. I'd probably do it if people would post in it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: RE: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

That rink sounds awesome. So do the abandoned churches that N8LO mentioned. What about the abandoned looking houses by like... monkey lady's house. You Wyandotters know that area? Sorta over by like... the train tracks and old shawnee road? Just off Southwest Trafficway?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:27 pm    Post subject: RE: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

Id love to see this rink and park. Check out the sinkhole thread about a spot in bonner.

my contact info is in my profile for anyone who still checks out these forums.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

David Keetz wrote:
that does sound worthwhile....i'd like to see a few pics


hey.....have you been to 2011 Flora in KC yet?!.......what is that place?


Digging through old posts...

http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/citywork.htm
http://www.kansascityworkhouse.com/

This is at 2001 Vine Street...you can see it from the Google street view 2011 Flora. Cool old castle!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

SweetTater78 wrote:
David Keetz wrote:
that does sound worthwhile....i'd like to see a few pics


hey.....have you been to 2011 Flora in KC yet?!.......what is that place?


Digging through old posts...

http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/citywork.htm
http://www.kansascityworkhouse.com/

This is at 2001 Vine Street...you can see it from the Google street view 2011 Flora. Cool old castle!! Very Happy


I went to KC once.





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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: Wyandotte County, KS Reply with quote

Oh shoot! That's cool! I will have to stop by next time we are up that way. LOL @ Elmo! Laughing
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