ORIGINALLY POSTED 7-17-2008
I came across this great blog post on an abandoned roadside attraction down in Beaver Lake USA. Though the park had changed it's name to DINOSAUR WORLD, it originally opened as the LAND OF KONG, featuring the giant ape pictured here and a host of other dinosaurs, cavemen and other awe inspiring creatures. I was surprised to read the park had only been closed 3 years - I thought kids gave up on outdoor activities that are not 'EXXXTREME' over a decade ago. Though the demise of another slice of classic Americana is tragic, there is something even cooler about the sense of a 'lost land' that the photos evoke. Pop on over to SECRET FUN BLOG and survey the fallen kingdom of the mightiest of apes.