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Defunct Amusement Parks
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To waymark those now closed, lost, and abandoned places of enjoyment from our youth. Amusement parks offer many memories that we can look back on and share with others, but now that the parks are closed all we have are our memories so let's share them with our fellow waymarkers by listing them here.
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This category is for posting all those amusement parks, roadside attractions, museums and just plain old tourist traps that you remember as a child. Let's make this a trip down memory lane. 

There are many of these now defunct parks and attractions so let's see your best.

http://www.defunctparks.com/index.htm

http://www.dmoz.org/Recreation/Theme_Parks/Defunct

               

Instructions for Posting a Defunct Amusement Parks Waymark:

To post a waymark for this category you must follow these steps:

Step 1: Locate the site of an abandoned or former park or attraction. In the description, please provide as many details about this park or attraction as possible.

Step 2: Provide a link/url to a website that documents the previous existence of the park or attraction.

Step 3: Provide at least 2 current pictures of the location of the former park or attraction. The default picture should be sufficiently large enough to show the general area of the attraction.

Step 4: Provide at least one picture of the park or attraction while it was open. Internet pictures are fine for this requirement.

Step 5: Long description must contain enough information about the the attraction to make the waymark interesting. Please do your homework. No one line descriptions will be accepted.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
You must post at least one original picture at the posted coords to post a visit log for this waymark. Extra points if you are in the spirit of the park (i.e., in costume, etc.).
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  • If not, what is in its place now?
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Defunct Amusement ParksStagecoach Stop - Irish Hills - Michigan.

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Once a bustling tourist destination, the Irish Hills stretch of US 12 is now lined with empty amusement parks. Stagecoach Stop USA and the Prehistoric Forest are among the casualties that closed down in 2008/2009

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Michigan

date approved: 6/4/2012

last visited: 4/7/2013

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Defunct Amusement ParksPrehistoric Forest - Onsted (Irish Hills), MI

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The Prehistoric Forest was built around 1963.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7

location: Michigan

date approved: 6/21/2009

last visited: 4/7/2013

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Defunct Amusement ParksBears Lair - Irish Hills Fun Center - Michigan.

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'Fun Center Irish Hills' (Bears Lair) once a bustling tourist destination. The Irish Hills stretch of US 12 also known as Michigan Avenue is now lined with empty amusement parks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Michigan

date approved: 6/4/2012

last visited: 6/7/2012

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Defunct Amusement ParksFun Spot and Zoo - Angola, IN

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Fun Spot, what more can a name say?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dnrseekers

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/29/2012

last visited: 8/11/2012

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Defunct Amusement ParksSeven Islands Resort - Grand Ledge, Michigan

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The Seven Islands Resort was an amusment park on the Seven Islands of the Grand River in Grand Ledge, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Michigan

date approved: 7/30/2009

last visited: never

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