Overland, Missouri: Dan's Emerald Forest

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Address:
8851 Windom Ave., Overland, MO
Directions:
I-170 exit 5. Drive west on Hwy 180/St. Charles Rock Rd for less than a mile. Turn left (south) at the stoplight onto Brown Rd. Drive two blocks, then turn left onto Windom Ave. You'll see Dan's yard up ahead on the left.
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Dan's Emerald Forest.

Dan's Emerald Forest

Landscaper Dan Schmidt turned the front yard of his home into a year-round miniature world, with operating trains, waterfalls, and a mini-drive-in theater.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/16/2012]

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Ski scene.

Dan's Emerald Forest

Looks like Dan has been neglecting the Eagical Forest. The train no longer runs, the waterfalls no longer fall, and the drive-in movie theater no longer has a screen. The happily married couple has gone missing. A few superheroes are skiing down a ski hill, but thats about it.

[Ron Renken, 06/09/2021]

Even outdoor displays suffered from the recent crisis, not to mention lack of visitors. Let's hope the Emerald Forest eventually reactivates to its pre-pandemic glory.

Dan's Emerald Forest

Especially amazing at Christmas. Dan greets you in a Santa suit. He has put up benches where you can sit and watch the waterfall and the train. It's one of my family's can't-miss-it for Christmas light displays.

[Home Girl, 09/25/2010]

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