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The Remnants of this Abandoned Theme Park in Indiana are Hauntingly Beautiful

Have you ever heard of the abandoned Rose Island in Charlestown? Considering this popular Hoosier theme park closed in 1937, it’s not surprising that many residents of Indiana have never heard of this park, nor been to see the splendor of its ruins.

Rose Island was a thriving amusement park built on a peninsula in Charlestown, called The Devil’s Backbone. It was purchased by David Rose in the early 1920s and turned into an amusement park, hotel, and large public swimming pool.

If you’ve ever had the chance to visit Rose Island, please be sure to share the photos of your journey on our Facebook page!

Courtney Johnston
Courtney has lived across the east coast, but loves her Midwestern home in Indiana. She's lived here for the past 4 years and plans to live here for many more. She's a full time project manager and part time freelance writer who loves local food, great coffee, and good music.