Centralia Travel Guide

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Centralia Off The Beaten Path

  • The town: what's left

    Only a few houses remain. Some of those houses were originally part of rows of houses. With their neighbors demolished, they look as odd as a single tooth in the mouth of a crone. The town building is also still standing.

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  • The closed section of Route 61

    This is the most striking part of the visit. A penny plain segment of American road which turns abruptly into a volcano of sorts. The fumes do not smell very bad, but you do feel light headed after a while. The whole scene is littered with tires, mattresses, and beer bottles. Graffiti abounds. An otherworldly moss grows inside the cracks. The place...

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  • The town: the church

    From most of the town, you can see a church with robin-egg-blue domes almost hidden in the woods. This is as close as I got to it. The church is more attractive from afar than up close. I took this photo while standing in garbage.

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