Fort Mill, South Carolina: Remnants of Heritage USA

Jim and Tammy Bakker's Born-Again Disneyland is a fading memory, castle now gone, but you can still gaze from the weedy parking lot at what's left. Which is not much.
Address:
Regent Parkway, Fort Mill, SC
Directions:
I-77 exit 90. Drive southeast on Carowinds Blvd/US 21 for one mile. Turn left onto Regent Parkway and follow it for two miles, past the golf course and Pyramid on the right, back to the heart of Heritage USA. You should see the Grand Tower after a mile or so. Follow the roads that aren't barricaded.
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Remnants of Heritage USA

The only thing that remains here is the tower. The castle and auditorium are gone and the other buildings have been renovated and are used by a church now. The tower is neat but not anything to write home about.

[Courtney, 11/25/2016]
Remnants of Heritage USA

The Heritage USA castle has been torn down, the hotel is still there, and the pavilion/lake house is still there.

[Heather, 02/28/2015]

Heritage USA empty building.

Remnants of Heritage USA

The castle is now gone, but the abandoned hotel still looms over the area and is pretty cool to check out, as well as what appears to be the park entrance (complete with ride intensity guide and lots of rust). The area is bizarrely half deserted/half still bustling with the nearby ministries that have taken over some of the buildings. No one seemed to care as we explored... definitely worth a trip.

[Sarah O, 05/23/2013]

Heritage USA castle.

Remnants of Heritage USA

Went to a TV taping at the "Barn" studio and it is alive and well. Hadn't been there in 30 years. Took some pictures behind the castle; a different perspective. There is a chain link fence around it. Most of the old park is now housing developments. As I left in the dark, I saw the domes at Heritage USA "mall" all lit up in blue. It was beautiful in the dark night. I was told a new ministry was in there now. The amphitheater is still sad and forlorn.

[B Carter, 11/05/2012]

The Heritage USA castle was finally demolished on April 20, 2013.

Heritage USA amphitheater.

Remnants Of Heritage USA Amphitheatre

Overgrown amphitheater from Jim and Tammy Bakker's Heritage USA. Off I-77, exit 90. Head SE on Carowinds Blvd, left on Regent Parkway. Travel about 3 miles and destination is on the right across from the Upper Room Chapel.

[Ashley, 09/14/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

The Upper RoomThe Upper Room, Fort Mill, SC - < 1 mi.
Baseball Water TowerBaseball Water Tower, Fort Mill, SC - 3 mi.
Big Business BullsBig Business Bulls, Charlotte, NC - 3 mi.
In the region:
Graveyard in the I-85 Median, Gaffney, SC - 40 mi.

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