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Holy Land Park, USA

From series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
Year: 1958.

Today, different countries have not only abandoned cities, but also deserted amusement parks. Holy Land situated in the city of Waterbury is an excellent example. Its founder was the local resident, John Greco. The park has welcomed its first visitors in 1958. The founder has decided to design his park on biblical grounds. At the opening, the site was a unique entertainment venue. Each year, it hosted more than 40 000 visitors.

Holy Land Park, USA A small copy of Bethlehem and Jerusalem were built in the park. One of its main attractions was Herod's palace, as well as a 15-meter cross that could be seen from any site in the park. Scriptures were carved on the rocks. Amazing themed events were held every day. In 1984, the park was closed for renovation, and two years later its owner died. Since then, the sight is in complete desolation.

Today, virtually all of its buildings and sculptures are destroyed. The park is heavily overgrown with grass and trees. Now, the site is only vaguely reminiscent of the place where thousands of people could relax at the same time. The present appearance is in many ways obliged to park vandals. Despite this, the park was officially opened to the public in 2011. However, you walk on its territory only accompanied by a guide, as many dilapidated buildings pose a serious threat. Currently, the fate of the abandoned amusement park isn’t clear. Many favor its complete renovation, while others insist on the restoration. Next - Oatman


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM Express' located in 0.16 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Avis Rent A Car' is located in 0.64 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Sun Food Mart' in 0.85 km
Supermarket: 'A & A Food Store' in 0.16 km
Parking: 'Scovill Street Garage' in 0.96 km
Apotheek: 'Pauline A. Rafferty, PharmD' in 0.6 km
Police station: 'Waterbury Police Department' in 0.92 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'La Lunchera' in 0.29 km
Railway station: 'Waterbury' in 1.49 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Teterboro Airport TEB - in 115 km
 »  John F Kennedy Airport JFK - in 118 km
 »  Manhattan Airport - in 124 km
 »  Essex County Airport CDW - in 128 km
 »  Linden Airport LDJ - in 145 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Holy Land Park

Courtyard Waterbury Downtown

Located in 0 km from Holy Land Park
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Rooms: 199
Each accommodation at this Courtyard is spacious and features a well-lit desk with an ergonomic chair for comfort. Other in-room amenities include a … More: photo, rates and booking
Quality Inn Waterbury

Located in 3 km from Holy Land Park
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Rooms: 150
Guests of the Quality Inn hotel are invited to enjoy the exercise room. The interior corridors provide easy and safe room access, while business … More: photo, rates and booking
CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel - Waterbury

Located in 5 km from Holy Land Park
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Rooms: 230
Each guest room at the CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel – Waterbury offers cable TV, a sofa, and a coffee machine. They are decorated in neutral tones … More: photo, rates and booking
Comfort Inn Naugatuck

Located in 7 km from Holy Land Park
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Rooms: 58
The city of Naugatuck, Connecticut is located along the Naugatuck River, south of Waterbury. Several restaurants, cocktail lounges, entertainment … More: photo, rates and booking

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