Graffiti Highway, Centralia Pennsylvania

Graffiti Highway in Centralia Pennsylvania 2013. Credit: Flickr/mattyhick

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  1. Laura brown says:

    I recently went to centralia pa on 3-13-16 with my bff and we visited the graffeti highway, the couple remaining houses and even met one of the people who still remain we also did a lot of hiking and many other fun things it was truly an awe inspiring place and I will remember it for the rest of my life it was amazing I highly recommend visiting either if you are passing this ancient beautiful town or just simply wanting to take a hike I am 15 and I didn’t think I would have fun I’m the kind of teenager you would see sleeping all day and on her phone but it was truly a remarkable place I will definitely take my kids too I highly recomend it it was amazing

  2. Tim Szilagyi says:

    I drove through and around Centralia in 2001. The couple houses that remain aren’t going to be in Home and Garden any time soon.
    The chewed up roads and steam escaping from asphalt and dirt mounds alike; gave off a macabre feeling. Like the devils breath, stinking rot as it gasps outward. Angry tendrils of foul vapor, snuffing all that is alive and serene.
    The place reeks of despair.
    Bless the folks who stayed.
    Centralia is a foreboding shadow of coal town USA.

  3. Tim Szilagyi says:

    On a late note; town is pressing the definition.
    I saw three “houses” in 2001. Located In the center of town.. A couple shacks here or there blocks away.
    The main streets(4 blocks by 4 blocks are gone. Asphalt rubble, I drove a grand cherokee; made roads passable.
    Past that it is an overgrown, half mile square; of rubble.
    The “Rt 61 tribute” is cool as is the steaming earth vents.
    Day trip? Meh, may be go Mt.Caramel for a draught Shlitz and a polish brat after.
    BTW. Tne B&B in Caramel has horrible mattresses. Horse hair I swear.

  4. Somebody Who Respects These Places says:

    Why is it that people just feel they HAVE to ‘leave their mark’ on abandoned places? Whether it’s this closed section of Route 61 or even the abandoned sanitarium on west mountain near Scranton, people vandalize these places as a way to let others know they were there? How about just telling friends and others you were there rather than defacing something?

  5. Lutz Mayr says:

    the best is: remove this fuck graffiti highway completly – incl. pavement. selling the pavement to recycling for new roads and walks. in german – this highway was removed just by closing in beginn of the 90ties and renature the rest. i wait for the day – penn dot does it !

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