An Amusement Park Was Built And Left To Decay In The Middle Of Indiana's Forest
By Meghan Byers|Published April 26, 2022
A New Jersey native, Meghan is passionate about travel and enjoys finding off-the-beaten path destinations. You're most likely to find her at a coffee shop, or hitting the trails with her dogs. She graduated with a creative writing degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been writing professionally for over a decade.
If you’ve ever wanted to step back into Indiana’s past, take a trip to Rose Island in Charlestown, located within Charlestown State Park. It’s not really an island – in actuality it’s a peninsula on the banks of the Ohio River, and it used to be home to a thriving amusement park and vacation resort in the 1920s and ’30s. Now, just a few ruins remain within the forest, but they provide a fascinating look into Indiana’s history.