The Alkabo School, located near Writing Rock State Historical Site in North Dakota, is truly a blast from the past. This old schoolhouse has been kept in pristine condition since its closing in 1963, and acts as its own walkthrough history exhibit. Visitors can explore classrooms that contain some of the furniture and teaching materials still in place. And they can even go into the basement and shoot hoops in the old gymnasium/auditorium.
Built in 1934, the school served the small community of Alkabo for nearly 30 years before its closure. Although the building ceased to function as a school, the community preserved it and in 2010 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is just one of many things hiding in plain sight along the Montana/North Dakota border.