Waterbury, Connecticut: Holy Land USA

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Slocum Road, Waterbury, CT
Overlooks I-84 and the Brass Mill Center. Heading east, I-84 exit for S. Main St. -- stay straight on McMahon St., turn right on Baldwin St. then left on Pleasant St, which turns left on Emerald, then go right on Ayers St. to end.
Private property, not officially open. Ask permission.
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Holy Land USA.

Holy Land USA
A long-closed attraction that became more interesting as it decayed. 2015: signs of restoration evident. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Holy Land USA
Holyland USA has been a post-nuclear Road Warrior vision of the Holy Land, perched on a bluff overlooking Waterbury and the interstate. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Holy Land U.S.A.

Those curious about what Holy Land was like in its prime should check out the excellent 1970 film, WANDA. In one sequence, the title character visits Holy Land and takes a tour of the Catacombs. There are shots of the gruesome tableaux featuring "blood"-spattered mannequins!

[John, 07/30/2015]

Holy Land USA, 2015.

Holy Land USA

They are working on the Holy Land USA site in Waterbury, and have replaced the old cross with a gorgeous cross that they can change the colors on to coincide with the church calendar. We were there in January. It still has no trespassing signs, but we were told if we aren't carrying spray paint cans we could go in.

[Connie S., 02/13/2015]

Holy Land USA, 2005.

Holy Land USA

Holy Land USA was opened to local residents for one day only, Sept. 14, 2014, to raise awareness of recent restoration efforts on its behalf. A mass was even held in its chapel. The attraction is still largely in disrepair, but progress is being made.

[CK, 09/28/2014]

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