This Rare Footage Of An Oregon Amusement Park Will Have You Longing For The Good Old Days

Did you know that there was once a magical amusement park on the Oregon Coast? Pixieland opened on June 28, 1969 and was a top destination for family fun on the coast. This whimsical park had everything: thrilling log flume rides, a penny arcade, train rides, an enchanted forest and even an opera house with daily live performances.

Sadly, Pixieland ended up closing its doors in 1973. Wet weather on the Oregon Coast along with other factors made it difficult to keep the park running. While Pixieland was only open for four years, it lives on as a treasured childhood memory for many Oregonians. Take a look:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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