Everything is bigger and better in Texas, including our buildings and other locations that have been abandoned and still stand to this day.

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If you're like me, you know there's something cool about learning the history of old places, even if they might give you the creeps. Luckily, there are plenty of historic locations in Texas that you can explore and can stimulate your imagination with that rich history.

It's worth noting that some of the owners of these abandoned buildings are probably looking for buyers or tenants. Nonetheless, they're currently permitted to 'weather away' in the background of many scenic areas of Texas.

Many of the buildings shown in the gallery are open to those who dare explore the ruins. When I say 'open', that doesn't mean there's someone taking your ticket as you walk through the front door. Just saying you might find an open window or door that will allow you to check it out.

It doesn't matter if you're a ghost hunter, urban explorer, or just flat-out curious about old buildings, you should put some of these on your to-visit list before Father Time destroys them.

Luckily, some of these buildings are historical landmarks and not allowed to be demolished, but others will eventually be dust in the wind. I'd love to see more people invest in properties like these, to maintain their historical value.

Just remember, trespassing is a crime, so approach with caution.

LOOK: Creepy Abandoned Buildings in Texas

Gallery Credit: Chaz