Atop of Beech Mountain, NC lies an abandoned amusement park themed after The Wizard of Oz, called: Land of OZ
It opened in the 1970's and only thrived for ten years, shutting down in the 80's.
It has recently been revived by having an annual festival to celebrate it's magical spot within the forest.
Still it remains, for the most part, abandoned. Containing rusted metal carousels and empty pools of dried water rides. This feeling of abandonment adds to its forgotten allure.
It is a very striking to see and has such a surreal presence.
I would love to go back one day for their festival.
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