The Remnants Of This Abandoned Theme Park In Connecticut Are Hauntingly Beautiful
Most people think of roller coasters when they hear the words theme park, but this place didn’t have metal contraptions. Instead, it was built to spread the word of Christianity, and was inspired by a number of bible stories. When you paid the park a visit, you would be treated to reenactments of popular bible scenes and replicas of Israelite villages. If you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the times of the bible, this park would show you. But unfortunately, the park went under in 1984.
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The park was purchased by Mayor Neil O’Leary and car dealer Fred “Fritz” Blasius in the summer of 2013. They have since added an illuminated cross, and they have announced plans to restore parts of the park in order to preserve it as historical folk art. To see more of the park, check out this video of a young explorer’s visit:
I’ll definitely be planning a trip! What about you?