What happens to all of those lost bags that no one ever claims?  They eventually make their way to the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama!

This isn’t somewhere that I’ve personally had the pleasure of visiting, but I am oh so intrigued!

Basically, the Unclaimed Baggage Center buys truckloads of unclaimed bags and sort through the contents to determine what can be sold. To me, it seems like a thrift store full of things that people didn’t mean to get rid of. I love popping into thrift stores while traveling, and I’ve made some really great finds. Probably my favorite ever has been a old Polaroid camera… that still works!

The Unclaimed Baggage Center says that they regularly have CDs, DVDs, books, designer fashions, fine jewelry, name brand luggage, digital cameras, sporting goods, and more.

It’s tough to justify going to Scottsboro just to visit the Unclaimed Baggage Center, but I definitely hope to make a visit someday if I am ever in the area.

Lost Baggage Center

509 West Willow Street

Scottsboro, Alabama 35768



Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

Have you been to the Unclaimed Baggage Center? Does it sound like somewhere you’d like to go?