so yea...i ALMOST got to go to there when i was a little kid, a group went from my church, and my mom wanted to go, but for some reason it fell thru. looking at those pictures is quite eerie. i would imagine the place is far beyond repair/reopening possibilities, but it would be nice to see something happen there.
Found a site full of SNBO parks:
I am actually suprised that they had my hometown park on this site. The Cascade Park that I remember is quite different than what is in these pictures.
In the last picture with the park entrance sign, there used to be a mini golf course off in the left background, and a go-kart track off to the right of the frame, and bumper-boats next to that. That is if this is the same entrance that I remember. Been at least 15 years since I last seen it.
I do remember my Uncle taking me there and this was before I ever knew of rollercoasters, I did see the concrete footers, and the rotting timber for the only wooden coaster in the park, it was a ravine coaster if I remember correctly.
Dogpatch USA closed in 1993, the same year their rival Silver Dollar City opened ThuNderaTion.
Heritage USA attracted 6 MILLION visitors? Whoa! Why? What was there besides a waterpark and a bunch of shops?
A bunch of naive religious zealots that believed in Jim & Tammy Baker.
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