There are 82 items filed under amusement parks.

Marble Falls, Arkansas

Dogpatch USA

A hillbilly theme park that proved so unpopular the land wouldn't even sell on eBay after it closed
06 Feb 2014
Middelburg, The Netherlands

Miniature Walcheren

A 1:20 scale piece of the Netherlands commissioned by a queen lets visitors take a stroll as giants
11 Dec 2013
Long Beach, California

Looff's Lite-A-Line

The creator of the carousel's bingo-pinball hybrid survives in California's oldest gaming establishment
26 Nov 2013
Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands

Efteling Sprookjesbos

This fairy tale forest hides scenes from some of the more obscure and bizarre Western nursery stories
24 Nov 2013
Hakone-machi, Japan

Yunessun Spa Resort

This spa theme park lets its guests take a dip in pools of coffee, wine, or ramen broth
21 Nov 2013
Blackpool, England

Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines

One of the oldest amusement rides in existence was a huge disappointment to its creator
20 Nov 2013
Princeton, West Virginia

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

This abandoned amusement park was built on an American Indian burial ground. Seriously.
23 Oct 2013
Changzhou, China

World Joyland Theme Park

This incredible Chinese theme park may be the largest bootleg in history
23 Sep 2013
Kissimmee, Florida

Splendid China

This $100 million theme park in Florida was been completely abandoned and is now mostly rubble
22 Sep 2013
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wizard Quest

A theme park attraction designed to turn your children into LARPers
10 Sep 2013
Jeju-si, South Korea

Jeju Glass Castle Theme Park

A theme park made of glass, from the gleaming books on the shelves to the crystal fish in the mirror lake
03 Sep 2013
Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Land of Oz Theme Park

An Oz-themed attraction that has fallen into disrepair but still holds some of that original magic
02 Sep 2013
Cape Town, South Africa

Macassar Beach Pavilion

An abandoned water park overtaken by the dunes
20 Aug 2013
Nervesa della battaglia, Italy

Ai Pioppi Playground

Hidden in an Italian forest is a completely homemade amusement park that has taken a lifetime to create
19 Aug 2013
Lincoln, New Hampshire

Clark's Trading Post

Come for the gun-toting hillbilly madman, stay for the ice-cream loving basketball bears
19 Aug 2013
Noboribetsu, Japan

The China Park of Heaven - Tenkaen

After a short 5 year run, this former major theme park sits in ruin
24 Jun 2013
Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

A Looff creation in Santa Monica best described as “a California-Byzantine-Moorish-style fantasy”
04 Jun 2013
San Antonio, Texas

Kiddie Park

Established in 1925, Kiddie Park claims to be the oldest amusement park in the U.S. - a cozy little time warp nestled in a shady corner of the modern world
07 May 2013
Aşgabat, Turkmenistan

Turkmenbashi's Land of Fairy Tales

An eccentric dictator's take on a Turkmen version of Disneyland
22 Mar 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

Abandoned Six Flags Amusement Park

A theme park that suffered massive flooding during Katrina, abandoned and proving irresistible to trespassing explorers
07 Feb 2013
Il-Mellieħa, Malta

Popeye's Village

An abandoned set from the 1980 film 'Popeye', claimed and repurposed as a theme park by creative locals
19 Jan 2013
Pyongyang, North Korea

Mangyongdae Funfair

This abandoned-looking amusement park is frighteningly open for business
16 Jan 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tierra Santa

Bible stories are brought to life with gloriously cartoonish kitsch in this South American theme park
13 Jan 2013
Los Angeles, California

Fire Survivors of the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

Three vintage horses survived a 1976 inferno and found a home on a sister carousel
18 Dec 2012
Hong Kong

Noah's Ark, Hong Kong

A biblically accurate ark located beneath a Hong Kong bridge is fun for the whole Christian family
12 Sep 2012
Pasadena, California

Pasadena's Busch Gardens

Southern California’s Theme Park Beginnings
19 Aug 2012
Saint-Cannat, France

Le Village des Automates

An often-shuddersome journey into a low-tech, robotic themepark.
18 Jul 2012

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