Abandoned “Land of Oz” Park (and ‘Oz’ Park Coming to Michigan)
“The Wizard Of Oz” is coming – FOR REAL – to Michigan!
Centennial Park in Holland has the “Holland Oz” project in progress. There’s an actual ‘yellow brick road’ for visitors to follow. As you stroll down the road, you’ll go through scenarios of flowers and plants, and see life-size figures of Dorothy and the characters she met on her Oz journey. It’s all a tribute to the 1939 “Wizard of Oz” film and author of the book, L. Frank Baum.
But why do this? Because it’s believed that Baum wrote “The Wizard Of Oz” while vacationing at nearby Macatawa Lake.
According to the Detroit News, “The project’s main source of funding comes from the visitors bureau and donations to have personalized bricks placed along the park’s yellow brick road. The bricks are available for purchase for $100, and donors can have their personalized bricks placed in front of the bronze sculptures for $200”.
There was a whole different “Wizard of Oz” amusement park some time ago, at Beech Mountain, North Carolina. It closed down but now occasionally opens on selected days throughout the summer (SEE PICTURES BELOW FROM WHEN IT WAS ABANDONED).
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