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Most People Have No Idea This Unique Abandoned Park In Arkansas Exists

At one time, Dinosaur World, formerly known as John Agar’s World of Kong, was a thriving and expansive dinosaur themed park. Opened in the 1960s and sadly closed in 2005, Dinosaur World once contained over one hundred life-sized statues of dinosaurs and the world’s largest statue of King Kong. Set near Eureka Springs in what people have called “the middle of nowhere,” the theme park is surrounded by forest. Today, over a decade from the time it closed, this dinosaur park is fading into that forest.

This is the point where I remind you that you are not Indiana Jones and trespassing is illegal. The remains of Dinosaur World are well marked as private property with no trespassing signs posted. You don’t want to pay a fine or get yourself some face time with the nice folks up at the Eureka Springs Police Department, do you?

Of course you don’t. That doesn’t mean we can’t see it though, because today we’re taking the totally legal route of a tour in pictures.

To find more amazing abandoned places in Arkansas, click here.

If ghost towns are more your speed, you can take a walking tour of this abandoned town without worrying about trespassing. There’s also an amazing underwater ghost town here in Arkansas.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.