People love roadside attractions and themes. We always find excitement, thrill, anticipation and expectation during road trips. But today on most trending list we’ll show you the list of creepiest roadside attractions because of dead roads, abandoned buildings collapsing, decaying structures etc. Check out the full list below
Top 10 Creepiest Abandoned Roadside Attractions Ever
10. Heritage USA
Heritage USA is a former American Christian theme park, water park, and residential complex built in Fort Mill, South Carolina by PTL Club. The park which once comprised 2,300 acres (9.3 km2; 3.6 sq mi). Pictures of the park, including the water park Heritage Island, remain accessible online. Since its closure in 1989, projects have been constructed on the grounds of the former theme park with varying success, and portions of the property have been sold to several companies.
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9. Joyland Amusement Park
Joyland Amusement Park was an amusement park in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It was in continuous operation for 55 years, from June 12, 1949 to 2004, closing permanently in 2006. It was once the largest theme park in central Kansas and featured a wooden roller coaster and 24 other rides. With its closing, the only remaining amusement park in Kansas is Schlitterbahn Kansas City. On July 1, 2016, the new owners started to tear it down.
8. Land of Oz
The Land of Oz is currently a private property located in the resort town of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, USA. It was opened in 1970 by Carolina Caribbean Corporation under the guidance of Grover Robbins. It was fully operational until 1980. It now opens for Fridays in June for “Journey with Dorothy Tours” and in September for Autumn at Oz – the largest festival in the area. The Emerald City consisted of gift shops and an ampi-theater that the Magic Moment Show would be staged on every half hour. An artificial balloon ride, a specially modified ski lift installed by Goforth Brothers, allowed visitors to get a bird’s-eye view of the park and mountain scenery before leaving Oz.
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7. Miracle Strip
Miracle Strip Amusement Park is an abandoned theme park built in 1963 located in Panama City Beach, Florida, Right across the street from the beach. The highlight of the park was The Starliner Roller Coaster, an “out-and-back” wooden coaster. A few other rides lay nearby to the Starliner and a small arcade center and food stands rounded out the fledgling park. More and more rides were added throughout the late 60s until the 80s, and the park grew up around the Starliner, which was by far the main draw for the park’s entire run.
6. Dogpatch USA
Dogpatch USA is an abandoned theme park. It was opened in 1968, located in northwest Arkansas along State Highway 7 between the cities of Harrison and Jasper, an area known today as Marble Falls. Dogpatch USA was a commercial success in its early years. Investors tried to parlay that success into a sister park, “Marble Falls,” planned with a ski resort and convention center. The venture failed and led to the park’s closure in 1993. In August 2014, the park was purchased by Bud Pelsor, beginning in December 2014, Pelsor opened the park to visitors for several events; these were the first occasions on which the park was open to visitors since its 1993 closing.
5. Chippewa Lake Park
Chippewa Lake Park is an abandoned theme park once located in Chippewa Lake, Ohio, Medina County. It operated from 1878 through 1978, after the final owner, Continental Business Enterprises closed it due to lack of attendance. After the park’s closure, its rides and structures were left largely untouched and unmaintained for over 35 years. After the park’s closure in 1978, the land the park was situated on was left largely untouched and all of rides and buildings were left standing. By the 2000s, however, large trees began growing through rides like the coaster and the park’s ferris wheel, and several buildings had collapsed or been damaged by the effects of the elements.
4. Disney’s River Country
Disney’s River Country was the first water park at Walt Disney World. Located near Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, it opened on June 20, 1976, and closed indefinitely on November 2, 2001. On January 20, 2005, The Walt Disney Company announced that River Country would remain closed permanently. Along with Discovery Island, it is one of only two Disney parks in their history to close permanently. Both were left to deteriorate rather than be demolished.
3. Six Flags, New Orleans
Six Flags New Orleans is a 140-acre, abandoned theme park in New Orleans, Louisiana that has been closed since Hurricane Katrina struck the state in August 2005. Despite various announced plans to redevelop the site, as of February 2018, it is still an abandoned amusement park in extremely poor condition. Trespassing is prohibited, and the park is patrolled 24 hours a day by the New Orleans Police Department. The park is no longer operational and safety is a concern. The property is only visible from the highway.
2. Holy Land, USA
Holy Land USA is an 18-acre theme park in Waterbury, Connecticut, inspired by selected passages from the Bible. The park closed to the public in 1984. Since its closure, Holy Land USA had fallen into a state of advanced disrepair. Although it was not open to the public, the site continued to attract attention. Over its period of closure, the land and monuments faced the effects of vandalism. On September 14, 2014, the site officially reopened to the public for the first time in 30 years with an inaugural Mass and access to the grounds. The area is not currently open to the general public at this time.
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1. Lake Shawnee Amusement Park
The southern West Virginia park was abandoned in 1966 In the 1920s, a businessman named Conley T. Snidow purchased the site of the Clay farm and developed it into an amusement park. After the accidental deaths of two of its young patrons. It has been decades since the Lake Shawnee Amusement Park buzzed with the laughter of children. But according to local legend, the park is still a playground for ghosts.