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Lincoln City, Oregon: Pixieland (Gone)

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Was between Salem and Lincoln City on Hwy. 18, just west of Otis Junction
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Pixieland

I remember stopping by Pixieland as a wide eyed youngster. I was born in 1965, so the early '70s were memorable years, and going to the beach has ever since been a favorite activity.

The 2 things I remember most were the log slide, and the train. I was too little for the log slide (I'd watch Dad and my older sister slide and splash), but remember skirting Pixieland on the train. It was a strange but magical place - I'd love to see some good photos, and let them ring some bells!

Pixie Kitchen was also a great stop. Anyone else remember the mirrors in the entry way? Or the odd assortment of stuff out the back window?

[Joe Justin, 11/01/2008]
Pixie Land - Pixie Kitchen

One of the best places to eat at the beach was Pixie Kitchen at Lincoln City. It was the home of "Heavenly Food on the Oregon Coast." Pixie Kitchen opened in the 1930's at Oceanlake, Oregon, which is now Lincoln City. Plans for Pixie Land were unveiled in 1967 by Jerry Parks, the then current owner of Pixie Kitchen.

Pixie Kitchen location is now home to a newly constructed hotel. Pixie Land, having closed in just four years of officially opening the day after my first birthday (June 28, 1969) is currently being restored to its original wetland beauty. If you didn't know where either were, you would never find those locations.

[Fond Pixie Memories, 08/21/2008]
Pixieland - Where It Was...

Pixieland was not between Portland and the beach, it was between Salem and Lincoln City on Hwy. 18, just west of Otis Junction (the actual town of Otis is off the hwy. a mile or so to the north -- and here's a trivia fact: Otis was recently up for sale and sold for some huge sum of money, even though there's nothing there and practically the whole town is on a flood plain!) I never got to go to Pixieland, as it closed up in the early 70s when I was a kid. I have great memories, though, of watching for the ever-decaying ruins each time my family drove to the beach. Just last weekend I was on Hwy. 18 for the first time in a while and could not even pick out the spot where the park used to be.

[Sharon, 08/18/2000]

April 2006: Jody Day updated the link originally sent by Nathan Strong to a website documenting the original Pixieland.

Pixie World

Pixieland

Annoying little delirious elfin creatures everywhere! Why? We didn't care! It was pure stupid, tacky fun. Now it's gone. swallowed up by the forest. You can't even find an empty, weedy field. There was also a Pixie Kitchen a few miles west in Lincoln City, a restaurant infested with Pixies. It is now a retirement home. The weird thing was, Pixie Kitchen and Pixieland were NOT OWNED BY THE SAME WEIRDOES. It was as if the pixies were alien invaders, but they only sent two ships and those two ships crashed kinda near each other. Well, the invasion failed. Now we don't even have the two coolest spots on the Oregon Coast. You just have to go to the cold, foggy beach, dammit!"

[Jeff Brooks, 11/10/1996]

Say, Jeff -- here's a Pixie World from our files, photographed somewhere near Eureka Springs, AR.


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