Ferris Wheel, Big Boy, Bus.

Double-Decker Bus with Dummies

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Fort Smith, Arkansas

Sure, we were already late getting to Judge Parker's Gallows, but how could we not pull off for a London double-decker bus full of dummies?

The Park at West End, in the city's historic district, is in a lot turned into a tiny amusement park. Described as a "retro fun park" when it opened in 2006, it includes a 1957 Pullman dining rail car (now the "Boomerang Diner"), a 56-ft. tall Ferris wheel that operated at the 1935 San Diego World's Fair, a hand-painted carousel, an arcade, and a big fiberglass rooster statue.

The red bus is a 1963 British Leyland, with its lower level converted into a snack stand. A uniformed mannequin sits in the driver's seat. The upper level is inhabited by an assortment of clothing store mannequins -- mostly kids. On top of the bus -- a Big Boy hoisting a burger.

Fort Smith knows its retro-fun magnets.

Double-Decker Bus with Dummies

The Park at West End

15 N. 2nd St., Fort Smith, AR
The Park at West End. Downtown. On the west side of N. 2nd St. between US Hwy 64/Garrison Ave. and Hwy 255/N. A St.
Opens F 4 or 5, Sa 10 or noon. Closed Nov-Mar.
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