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Apr. 24th, 2012 | 07:27 pm
posted by: theperipheral in abandonedplaces

Prehistoric Forest theme park.  Onsted, MI USA.





































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from: theidolhands
date: Apr. 24th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
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That first one is just amazing! very trippy!

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Julio Fuckfullnames

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from: shootpplnotdope
date: Apr. 24th, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Neat. I wonder what the story here is.

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Look Out For Shai-Hulud

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from: kishiriadgr
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
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Dinosaur and storybook themed parks were very popular until the 80s when, I guess, kids just became too jaded for stationary figures. I remember "Dinosaur Land" in Virginia and "Storybook Land", on Rte 1 in Woodbridge, VA.

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Wonderland's Girl

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from: benkenobigal
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
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After so long at being abandoned (and vandalized) and rumors flying that it would be revived, Storybook Land finally got demolished. Sad. I remember going there!

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gracklebot

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from: gracklebot
date: Apr. 24th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
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theres a giant mushroom near the outhouse cool ... thats like wallpaper there

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Venturous1

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from: venturous1
date: Apr. 24th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
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awww, this place is wonderful!! why doesnt someone tidy up, most of them look great!
poor Michigan.

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SweetieHoneyCookieBaby

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from: nicolettenexxt
date: Apr. 24th, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
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This is so cool, I used to live in Michigan and never knew this place existed. :(

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Annabal Lecter

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from: annabal_lecter
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
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This is so creepy!

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loli_cat

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from: loli_cat
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
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Why didn't Spielberg have carnivirous trees in the Jurasic Park movies? I mean, back me up here, there WERE prehistoric carnivirous trees, right??

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theperipheral

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from: theperipheral
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
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I hear there's going to be a another movie so there's still a chance.

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Brenda Sherrod

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from: chesneyj
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
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I found a little bit about it.

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM6MKF_Prehistoric_Forest_Onsted_Irish_Hills_MI

Kind of sad. Looks like it used to be fun.

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hoodwatch

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from: thehoodwatch
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
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Was this the one used in the movie Tommy Boy?

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theperipheral

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from: theperipheral
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
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No, that's in Marblehead, OH USA. The same guy made the dinos though.

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Fantastical worlds, Fiery Love

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from: jana_denardo
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
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it's kinda sad. I went to one of these as a kid out on the East coast somewhere. There's something haunting about this.

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Atomic Dragoness

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from: alizara
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
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OH MY GOD. I used to go here as a kid. It is really bittersweet to see the condition things are in now. Last I knew it was for sale...I'd expected it was bulldozed into condo lots by now.

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nxdxgwen

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from: nxdxgwen
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
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Cool!

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That's Mr. Holmes to you.

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from: sherlockholmes
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
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Was it during the Permian or the Triassic period that the trees with mouths, noses and eyes became extinct?

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ys_melmoth

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from: ys_melmoth
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
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A weird place. I especially like the last picture : we don't know if the beast is going to catch you, or is asking for help.

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atomgal

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from: atomgal
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
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I was thinking the same thing! I love that about it.

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The Silver Wolf of Darkness

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from: silvolf
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 08:03 am (UTC)
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Nice photos! It's sad they've been abandoned, all they need is a spot of paint.

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love makes the little thickness of the coin

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from: kimonkey7
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 11:56 am (UTC)
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Oh, man...Irish Hills. I wonder if Mystery Spot is still there? These photos are bringing me waaaaay back.

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lilbitbord

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from: lilbitbord
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
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Yes the mystery spot is still there and I believe that it is still open, but it's been a year since I driven in Irish Hills. Most of Irish HIlls shut down. It's a real shame too, I remember going there many times as a kid.

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lilbitbord

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from: lilbitbord
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
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Ah, you beat me too it! I was going to go there this summer and take pictures (well I still will). I loved Irish Hills growing up, I really hope that one day it will be like it was. Beautiful pictures, brought back memories.

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chance

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from: susiehomemaker
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
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What a neat place! love the pic of the dino and the mushroom. Looks like he is gesturing *hey, come over here!*

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atomgal

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from: atomgal
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
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Very cool photos. I was hoping you'd post here!

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SOBAKA

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from: sobaka_by
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Seeing this sculptors no wonder that it is abandoned )))

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avalonjones

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from: avalonjones
date: Apr. 25th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
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There's a really moving video about this place somewhere on YouTube. I just saw it earlier this week.

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theperipheral

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from: theperipheral
date: Apr. 26th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
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This one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqVU5Ww_ehM

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what do we say to the god of death?

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from: cerseilannister
date: Apr. 29th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
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This is so neat! How could it ever go abandoned?

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harnessphoto

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from: harnessphoto
date: May. 5th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Now that's cool!

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from: leslie427
date: May. 8th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
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I visited Prehistoric Forest and the Western theme park down the street (Stagecoach Stop?) many times as a kid. How weird to see it like this!

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