An Amusement Park Was Built And Left To Decay In The Middle Of Indiana’s Forest

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.

To find more information about Charlestown State Park, visit the Charlestown State Park website.

What other abandoned places in Indiana have you visited? For some of our favorites, check out this article featuring 9 of the most fascinating abandoned buildings in Indiana.

Address: Rose Island, Charlestown Township, IN 47111, USA