Natural Bridge, Virginia: Enchanted Castle StudiosThe monster-making studio of fiberglass wizard Mark Cline.
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April 10, 2001, The Enchanted Castle Studio was burned to the ground. A few of the whimsical fiberglass sculptures at the gates escaped the blaze, but the workshop and attraction are gone. Arson is suspected, due to a recent barrage of religious tracts left in artist and entrepreneur Mark Cline's truck and mailbox, including a note saying he had "a one-way ticket to Hell" and for doing Satan's work, would be visited by God's wrath. Cline has plans to rebuild, but in the meantime it's a big loss for roadside America.[Nancy Bagato, 04/15/2001]
Mark Cline (famous artist and creator of such famous sites as the two battling dinosaurs at Dinosaurland) has an attraction in Natural Bridge, Virginia called "Enchanted Castle Studio Tours". It's a combination of a tourist trap and his studio where he creates fiberglass dinosaurs, giant Yogi Bears for the campgrounds and lots of other great stuff. Giant drinking birds, bungi jumping pigs, and tons of other great props here. Truly a wonder.[Graham Trievel, 03/08/1998]
Enchanted Castle Studios
- Natural Bridge, VA
- I-81 Natural Bridge exit 180, 1/2 mile on the right.
- Public tours closed. (Call to verify)