Enchanted Forest – Hopkinton, Rhode Island - Atlas Obscura
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Hopkinton, Rhode Island

Enchanted Forest

This fairy tale-themed amusement park is now abandoned, and childhood metaphors abound. 

Most people wouldn’t call the fanciful narratives they once believed in as a child “abandoned,” but for those who do consider them such, this deserted, but privately owned amusement park is the perfect metaphor.

Located in a small Rhode Island town, you’ll see the big blue sign off main street with Humpty Dumpty sitting on it, overgrown by weeds, from the road.

The adventurous will find fairly easy access (easier than most operating theme parks anyway) due to gaps that have developed in the park’s fences. As of 2009, most of the buildings still stand, and tons of equipment and ruins of attractions still populate the grounds, complete with a go-kart track, bumper cars, and a giant wooden pirate ship.

Please note… this location is not abandoned, as suggested. It is privately owned, and trespassers will be prosecuted. 

Update: As of Summer 2015, Enchanted Forest has been sold to a private party. They plan to restore what has been neglected and live on the premises. 

Update: As of January 2017, much of the property is still wooded and undeveloped. The only remnants of the park are the parking lot, the overgrown miniature golf course, the bumper car course and two structures.

Know Before You Go

There is very little parking in the area. It is advised to park on a nearby residential street and walk.