The Incredible Hike That Leads To Fascinating Ruins Of An Abandoned Theme Park In Alabama
By Lisa Battles|Published November 29, 2023
Lisa has traveled the U.S. for over a decade, seeking out and sharing the stories of its most interesting places, people, and experiences. A journalism graduate of Auburn University, she has been a content strategist, editor, and writer for more than 25 years. Lisa has worked in community news, PR, and marketing with a focus on tourism, hospitality, and economic development. Besides following her curiosity around every corner, she's a devoted dog mom of two and advocate for animal welfare.
Editor’s Note: On this adventure and all others, stay on public lands. Do not trespass onto private property. For more information about this area, visit the National Park Service website.
An abandoned theme park in Alabama on the Little River Canyon near Fort Payne? It was news to me! It may be one of my favorite stories to uncover, much like the concrete and rock structures of that park peeking from the lush forest along the Eberhart Trail. Canyon Land was an amusement park that operated in the area for only about six years over two decades – from 1970 to 1973 and again from 1982 to 1985.
Have you ever heard of this abandoned theme park in Alabama? Do you think something like this would be a cool thing to revive? Check out AllTrails for more photos and reviews on the Eberhart Trail to see the remnants of Canyon Land as it once was.
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