Maggie Valley, North Carolina: Ghost Town in the Sky (Closed)

A 260-acre theme park built in 1961 atop a 4,600-foot-high mountain, accessed by a ski lift. Known as Ghost Town in the Sky -- a Wild West town -- it has been closed since the early 2000s. Several attempts to reopen it -- as a Christian theme park, as a hillbilly theme park -- have met with bad luck and failure.

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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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....

[10/17/2004] Complete News Story

Ghost Town in the Sky - a Christian theme park?

Local politicians running for office in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, have proposed transforming the dormant family attraction, Ghost Town in the Sky, into a Christian theme park. Ghost Town, on US Highway 19, was closed for the 2003 season....

[11/02/2003] Complete News Story


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