Tacoma, Washington: Never Never Land -DemolishedOld fairytale public park finally succumbed to vandalism and forest entropy.
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I was so excited to bring my daughter and husband to this storybook villa. I remember walking into it with my cousins and being part of the fairy tale.
Sadly, when we arrived it was nothing like what I remembered. The book entrance was there, but no Humpty. The woman's old shoe was run down. I only saw a couple cottages along the gorgeous trails, yet they were covered in disgusting slander. It saddens me that this place is no longer kept up. I enjoyed it so much as a child and it's sad that the fairtales I grew up on are starting to disappear. Hopefully, someone with a heart and soul of a child will come in and revamp this amazing tourist land.[Megly, 07/23/2007]
Never Never Land lives! Well, sort of, anyway. The park was re-opened on July 4th, 2004. We visited there in November.[Paul Clift, 11/12/2004]
Repaired and once again open to the public for free: the Humpty Dumpty jumble-o-books entrance, nine other structures and the Old Lady's shoe, on a half mile, forested trail. Picnic areas available.
Never Never Land is owned by the Parks Department. It is located in Point Defiance in Tacoma Washington. I remember going here when I was a kid. I am sad to say that it is being torn down.[Todd, 06/12/2004]
The decaying 40-year old Never Never Land, consisting of about 100 fiberglass fairytale characters along winding paths, was demolished in early June 2004. The lone surviving figure, Humpty Dumpty, has been put in storage until park officials decide whether he can be redeployed at another location....
Never Never Land -Demolished
- I-5 exit 132. West on Hwy 16. Exit at 6th Ave. and turn left. Take the next right onto Pearl St., and follow into Point Defiance Park. Never Never Land is on the west side of the Park, in a wooded area just north of the historic fort.
- October 2010 - Reported gone.