Fergus Falls, Minnesota: Abandoned Insane Asylum

Closed in 2008, the former Fergus Falls State Hospital housed tens of thousands of psychiatric patients over its 118 years of operation.
Address:
N. Oak St., Fergus Falls, MN
Directions:
North side of town. The grounds are on the north side of W. Fir Ave., accessible from either N. Oak St. or N. Union Ave. The buildings are closed; no trespassing.
Hours:
Private property - visible from street.
Admission:
Free
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Abandoned Insane Asylum

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Abandoned Insane Asylum

There are plans to renovate the complex into an upscale hotel and restaurants, but it hasn't started yet. You can see some additions, including one pretty recent, but the building is quite solid and intact.

[Aaron, 03/09/2015]

Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Abandoned Insane Asylum

Now-defunct insane asylum and rehabilitation center in Fergus Falls is one of the last remaining "Kirkbride" style state mental hospitals. Opened in 1890 and closed in 2008, the massive compound features large, imposing, Victorian architecture and is probably haunted. At this time its future is uncertain.

[BS Meyer, 08/28/2013]

The remains of over 3,000 patients lay buried in the asylum cemetery.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Spartan StatueSpartan Statue, Fergus Falls, MN - 1 mi.
Large Canada GooseLarge Canada Goose, Fergus Falls, MN - 1 mi.
Big ShipBig Ship, Fergus Falls, MN - 2 mi.
In the region:
Big Folk Art: Jesus, Troll, Earth Eagle, Elbow Lake, MN - 20 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

December 8, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Minnesota Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

World Famous SamG Land, Clarkesville, Georgia (Dec 2-8, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now