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  • Working up a series about outlandish animal-oriented roadside attractions...any suggestions? I still regret not driving the extra two miles to see Worlds Largest Prairie Dog, in Kansas, about ten years back. #roadsideattraction
  • Working up a series about outlandish animal-oriented roadside attractions...any suggestions? I still regret not driving the extra two miles to see Worlds Largest Prairie Dog, in Kansas, about ten years back. #roadsideattraction
  • 1,571 36 17 April, 2019
  • Land of Oz – Theme Park – Beech Mountain, NC – Not Abandoned .
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You’ve probably heard about the mysterious abandoned theme park located far away in the mountains of North Carolina. Have you heard of it? The Land of Oz? Yep, the very one! We were able to visit it on a private tour a few months back (escorted by Dorothy herself!) and it was amazing! So here are a few facts about the Land of Oz. First, it isn’t abandoned! It was shut down for a long people of time, but it isn’t abandoned. These days, you can purchase tickets to go into the park during the Spring and the Fall of each year. Second, it is private property and you will get in trouble if you attempt to enter it without permission!
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So, with that out of the way, let’s talk about the amazing Land of Oz! In 1970’s, the Land of Oz opened as a way to help Beech Mountain, grow their tourism in the spring and summer months when skiing is obviously not available – this is the South after all. But, by 1980, it was completely closed down. Not that there weren’t issues along the way, just by 1980, it was no longer an option to keep it open. See, it was a really cool concept to turn the top of this mountain into Oz. But, mismanagement, a significant fire and the theft of many original costumes and props. For a while, it was completely shut down and fell into disrepair partly due to vandalize. And then, little by little, starting around 2009 it started to open for special events. Over the last few years, the park has started to open for limited times and with limited tickets. And the cult following has grown stronger each year!
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To be continued
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If you visit, please be respectful and make the proper arrangements to be in the park. This is private property; there is video surveillance and the owners will prosecute.
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#The_Eccentric_South 
#GodLovesYardArt 
#artenvironment 
#artenvironments 
#roadsideattractions 
#Roadsideattraction 
#roadsideAmerica 
#roadtrip
#roadtripping
#fujifilmx100t
#Themepark
#LandofOz
#Oz
#abandonednotabandoned
#NCMountains
#BeechMountainNC
#exploretheeccentricsouth
#ExploreNC
  • Land of Oz – Theme Park – Beech Mountain, NC – Not Abandoned .
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    Part 1
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    You’ve probably heard about the mysterious abandoned theme park located far away in the mountains of North Carolina. Have you heard of it? The Land of Oz? Yep, the very one! We were able to visit it on a private tour a few months back (escorted by Dorothy herself!) and it was amazing! So here are a few facts about the Land of Oz. First, it isn’t abandoned! It was shut down for a long people of time, but it isn’t abandoned. These days, you can purchase tickets to go into the park during the Spring and the Fall of each year. Second, it is private property and you will get in trouble if you attempt to enter it without permission!
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    So, with that out of the way, let’s talk about the amazing Land of Oz! In 1970’s, the Land of Oz opened as a way to help Beech Mountain, grow their tourism in the spring and summer months when skiing is obviously not available – this is the South after all. But, by 1980, it was completely closed down. Not that there weren’t issues along the way, just by 1980, it was no longer an option to keep it open. See, it was a really cool concept to turn the top of this mountain into Oz. But, mismanagement, a significant fire and the theft of many original costumes and props. For a while, it was completely shut down and fell into disrepair partly due to vandalize. And then, little by little, starting around 2009 it started to open for special events. Over the last few years, the park has started to open for limited times and with limited tickets. And the cult following has grown stronger each year!
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    To be continued
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    If you visit, please be respectful and make the proper arrangements to be in the park. This is private property; there is video surveillance and the owners will prosecute.
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    #The_Eccentric_South
    #GodLovesYardArt
    #artenvironment
    #artenvironments
    #roadsideattractions
    #Roadsideattraction
    #roadsideAmerica
    #roadtrip
    #roadtripping
    #fujifilmx100t
    #Themepark
    #LandofOz
    #Oz
    #abandonednotabandoned
    #NCMountains
    #BeechMountainNC
    #exploretheeccentricsouth
    #ExploreNC
  • 1,238 60 30 March, 2019
  • Pink Motel // Sun Valley, CA
  • Pink Motel // Sun Valley, CA
  • 334 4 12 April, 2019

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  • Fundraising time! 🗺 
This summer I will be heading back home to the Great Plains to create photographs for my Thesis exhibition in my last year of graduate school! Since I was little I have loved to go out on the road and take photographs of what I see. I have been missing the Wall Drug billboards that line South Dakota’s highways and enticing images of the “World’s Only Corn Palace!” Roadside attractions are spaces that exist to accompany the journey; I am making them my destinations.

During the month of July, I will be heading back home accompanied by my boyfriend, Tim, and brave dog, Winnie! We will be creating art along the way and collecting as many souvenirs as our car can handle. This trip is to create photographs of roadside attractions to complete my Thesis exhibition. The exhibition itself will take place in March 2020 but I will be completing research, photographs, prints, and writing to support this throughout my third year of school.

Unfortunately, this trip is not paid for and I need to fundraise. I have items for sale on my website ( www.epiphanyknedler.com), including prints, postcards (created and sent during the trip), and maps, or if you can make a donation at GoFundMe (link in bio). Anything you can spare can help! Or, if you cannot give funds, I would love any information about places to stop, I would love to hear about them!
  • Fundraising time! 🗺
    This summer I will be heading back home to the Great Plains to create photographs for my Thesis exhibition in my last year of graduate school! Since I was little I have loved to go out on the road and take photographs of what I see. I have been missing the Wall Drug billboards that line South Dakota’s highways and enticing images of the “World’s Only Corn Palace!” Roadside attractions are spaces that exist to accompany the journey; I am making them my destinations.

    During the month of July, I will be heading back home accompanied by my boyfriend, Tim, and brave dog, Winnie! We will be creating art along the way and collecting as many souvenirs as our car can handle. This trip is to create photographs of roadside attractions to complete my Thesis exhibition. The exhibition itself will take place in March 2020 but I will be completing research, photographs, prints, and writing to support this throughout my third year of school.

    Unfortunately, this trip is not paid for and I need to fundraise. I have items for sale on my website ( www.epiphanyknedler.com), including prints, postcards (created and sent during the trip), and maps, or if you can make a donation at GoFundMe (link in bio). Anything you can spare can help! Or, if you cannot give funds, I would love any information about places to stop, I would love to hear about them!
  • 15 1 4 hours ago
  • Hey #EarthDay! 🌎 Were pretty fond of you at our place... from reusing “junk” to make beautiful Auto art sculptures, to planting our Christmas trees and watching them grow, to saying no to plastic straws. ✨ The Schaefer’s have a thing for helping our planet. What are some ways you help our Earth? 🌼 #SchaefersAutoArt #EarthDay
  • Hey #EarthDay ! 🌎 Were pretty fond of you at our place... from reusing “junk” to make beautiful Auto art sculptures, to planting our Christmas trees and watching them grow, to saying no to plastic straws. ✨ The Schaefer’s have a thing for helping our planet. What are some ways you help our Earth? 🌼 #SchaefersAutoArt #EarthDay
  • 15 2 6 hours ago
  • Ok friends, It’s time you all know that haven’t been well lately. My insides are rotten and it’s time I get the help I need. Check out my go fund me page the Link can be found in my bio! Please spread the word near and far! And thanks everyone, with your love and support I know I’ll get the care I need 😉 #happyrockmb #exploremb #geocache location #roadsideattraction #yellowheadhighway
  • Ok friends, It’s time you all know that haven’t been well lately. My insides are rotten and it’s time I get the help I need. Check out my go fund me page the Link can be found in my bio! Please spread the word near and far! And thanks everyone, with your love and support I know I’ll get the care I need 😉 #happyrockmb #exploremb #geocache location #roadsideattraction #yellowheadhighway
  • 8 3 6 hours ago
  • Mother Nature can color better than any of us.  All we can do is be inspired.
  • Mother Nature can color better than any of us. All we can do is be inspired.
  • 10 1 9 hours ago
  • Come join us this weekend, April 26th - 28th, for Avengers: Endgame followed by Captain Marvel! We will also be showing Avengers: Endgame on Thursday the 25th (there will not be a co-feature).
  • Come join us this weekend, April 26th - 28th, for Avengers: Endgame followed by Captain Marvel! We will also be showing Avengers: Endgame on Thursday the 25th (there will not be a co-feature).
  • 22 1 12 hours ago
  • Shuttered Windmill 
Cancer Restaurant 
Good thing this ugly place closed. They say it's the sound of the windmills that causes cancer. I bet the neighborhood will bounce back now that this blight is gone. The real estate value might take a minute to recover, but it'll get there

#fuckcancer
#alternativefacts 
#roadsideattraction #i5lifestyle
  • Shuttered Windmill
    Cancer Restaurant
    Good thing this ugly place closed. They say it's the sound of the windmills that causes cancer. I bet the neighborhood will bounce back now that this blight is gone. The real estate value might take a minute to recover, but it'll get there

    #fuckcancer
    #alternativefacts
    #roadsideattraction #i5lifestyle
  • 56 5 22 April, 2019