Photography: Abandoned Places in Arizona

One thing I enjoy is exploring abandoned, forgotten, and hidden places in Arizona. Sadly, many of the places shown here have been demolished since these photos were taken.

Old Sugar Beet Factory from 1906. Glendale, AZ
Sugar Beet Factory. Glendale, AZ

Sunflower Mine in the Mazatzal Wilderness near Payson, AZ. Photo from 2006, sadly the entire structure was destroyed by a wildfire in May 2012.
Ore separator at the Sunflower Mine in 2006. All of the surrounding structure is now gone.
Stay Out! Stay Alive! Abandoned mines are deadly!
The Domes near Casa Grande, AZ are the site of a former electronics manufacturing plant.
The Domes near Casa Grande, AZ are the site of a former electronics manufacturing plant.
The Domes near Casa Grande, AZ are the site of a former electronics manufacturing plant.
Exploring the Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear, AZ. Photo from 2005. The entire structure was demolished in September 2017.
Exploring the Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear, AZ. Photo from 2005. The entire structure was demolished in September 2017.
Exploring the Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear, AZ. Photo from 2005. The entire structure was demolished in September 2017.
Demolition of the Phoenix Trotting Park in September 2017.
Exploring a former greyhound racing track north of Phoenix. Photo taken in 2006.
Exploring a former greyhound racing track north of Phoenix. Photo taken in 2006.
The Love Bowls were part of Carefree Studios. They have been demolished as of 2016.
Rusty gears at the Gillespie Dam near Arlington, AZ.
Former transmitter site for the USAF Space Command Surveillance System near Maricopa, AZ.
Abandoned Standard Oil Products gas station on AZ 160 near Cow Springs.
Abandoned Twin Arrows Trading Post. Photo from 2013.
Twin Arrows, AZ. Photo from 2013.
Abandoned KOA Kampground in Two Guns, AZ. Photo from 2013. The building is significantly worse now.
Looking out the door frame of the former KOA Kampground. Photo from 2013.
Abandoned roadside attraction for Mountain Lions in Two Guns, AZ. Photo from 2013.
Abandoned Meteor City Trading Post. Photo from 2018.