This Eerie And Fantastic Footage Takes You Inside North Carolina's Abandoned Land Of Oz Theme Park
By Robin Jarvis|Published September 29, 2020
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
Most people don’t know North Carolina is home to a once-defunct theme park based on the books and the 1939 major motion picture, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The theme park, named Land of Oz, opened in 1970 and would close just a decade later, offering North Carolinians and visitors alike during the decade of fun a lifetime of wonderful memories made high atop Beech Mountain in Avery County.
There is no indication as yet from those who manage the park’s private tours if they will resume in 2021. But we sure hope so! Stay in the know about events taking place at Land of Oz by checking its website and following the Land of Oz Facebook page.
Have you visited Land of Oz in recent years? It is still a magical place where families can revisit old memories and make new ones!
(Editor’s note: A word of caution… this park is not truly abandoned. Video surveillance protects the property from unwanted visitors who may wander inside the perimeter. If you want to go inside, it’s best to wait until the next event and purchase a ticket.)
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