Jarrell, Texas: Matterhorn - Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (Gone)

Bavarian-themed amusement park that eventually closed, but was used as the location for the grisly climax of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
Directions:
Matterhorn was between Jarell and Salado Texas. Currently there is a RV Park at the site, and none of the mentioned structure exists. Emerald Lake RV Park I-35 Exit 279 West side.
Status:
Gone

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - Vague Recollections

This is the amusement park where Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was filmed: It was called the Matterhorn, since the main attraction was a huge fake mountain surrounded by Bavarian style shops. The inside had a waterfall and slide, where for a fee you could swim or just dine in the restaurant while watching professional divers. It also boasted of having the world's largest indoor roller rink.

The park was the brainstorm of a man who owned a restaurant in Temple where the entire interior was made out of a material similar to paper mache to resemble a cave. They served Mexican food and there were small gift shops located throughout the "cavern". A great draw for the kiddies was a man in a tamale costume who would hand out cheap toys. The restaurant failed when the fake walls and ceilings started to fall on customers, resulting in several lawsuits.

[W.A.Sayer, 05/29/1999]

April 2005 - Town revised. Tipster T. Patrick Gahagan: "This is actually not in Round Rock, Texas. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filmed in and around Round Rock (County road 172 - near the new SH45 tollway)."

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