Ghost Town in the Sky - Appalachian and Cherokee theme park?

With no movement in 2003's ambitious plan to turn the closed Ghost Town in the Sky into a Christian Theme Park, a non-profit group in Maggie Valley, North Carolina has some new ideas. They hope to raise money to fund a business plan and attract a new owner. If no buyer turns up, the group wants to convert the Wild West theme park into something about the Cherokee Indians, or the Appalachians, or both.

Ghost Town in the Sky, operating along US Hwy. 19 since 1960, was created by still living owner R. B. Coburn, and was a popular tourist attraction for many decades. It closed after its 2002 season following a decade of declining revenue.

Update - March 2008: Ghost Town in the Sky opened again in 2007, after closing for the 2005 season and being sold.

[10/17/2004]
Directions:
On the north side of US Hwy 19, five miles west of the intersection of US Hwy 276.
Hours:
Closed 2016; property for sale. (Call to verify)
Phone:
828-926-1130
Admission:
Adults $10.
Status:
Closed

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