10 Chilling Photos Of Abandoned Amusement Parks

Ohio’s Geauga Lake was once an amusement park full of life. It was open for decades before shutting its doors in 2007. Now it’s in the list of Abandoned Amusement Parks. This is just one of many abandoned amusement parks that can be found around the world. Sitting in a shadow full of history. Urbex photographer Seph Lawless decided to showcase some of these defunct theme parks in his book Bizarro: The World’s Most Hauntingly Beautiful Abandoned Theme Parks. Seph Lawless also shoots photos during a thunderstorm making the scenario more horrifying.

“It was entirely unorthodox as a photographer to do that, but I never really considered myself one anyways. I’m merely an artist that tries to offer different creative perspectives,” he says

These theme parks don’t have ghost tales attached to them, but the photos are just as eerie and speak to a bigger issue.

Abandoned Amusements Parks

Land of Oz in North Carolina

Seph Lawless

This park was open from 1970 to 1980.

Geauga Lake in Ohio

Seph Lawless

This park was founded in 1887. It stayed open until 2007 and now is still for sale.

Chippewa Lake in Ohio

Seph Lawless

This park operated from 1878 to 1978. Now trees take it over.

Six Flags in New Orleans

Seph Lawless

This park closed right before 2005’s devastating Hurricane Katrina.

Spreepark in Berlin, Germany

Seph Lawless

This park was opened in 1969, hasn’t been opened since 2002.

Enchanted Forest Playland in Southern U.S.

Seph Lawless

There are still some rides standing in this secret location.

Joyland in Kansas

Seph Lawless

Known as the largest amusement park in Kansas, it was open from 1949 to 2004

Amusement Park and Zoo in Indiana

Seph Lawless

This park operated from 1956 to 2008.

Shawnee Amusement Park in West Virginia

Seph Lawless

This park was abandoned since 1966

Dogpatch USA in Arkansas

Seph Lawless

This one opened in 1968 and closed in 1993.

This is a list of Abandoned Amusements Parks that can be found in USA.

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Written by Ketrin Ulbrich

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