East Hamilton Township, New Jersey: Adventure Village (Closed)

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Gerald D.~ I remember you working with us...My father, Fred Warner, built the village in 1959. My brothers and I worked there every summer. Wonderful memories! Shame to see it come crashing down to build car dealership. Was able to retrieve some of Dad's signs from the buildings. We did have a little reunion of employees before Dad passed away. Slippery Sam even came for a visit and we drank the "drink of the house"...the Pink Garter! I have the original music that played throughout the park...really brings back memories.

[Lynn Warner Wood, 07/04/2009]
Adventure Village - Vague Recollections

I worked at Adventure Village the summer I graduated from high school (1965). It was owned by the Warner family at that time. We had the pig races, and a train ride to an abandoned "town," where an armed robber would take over the train. In the main town he would be captured by the sheriff and thrown in the jail. We also had a goat-drawn wagon, a fire engine and a hearse. We also had a real 1945 fire engine in which I would ride around a crowd of kids who would ring the bell and run the siren. That's where I leaned the art of double clutching. It was great fun.

[Gerald D., 01/03/2009]
Adventure Village

Yes, it appears that Adventure Village is really gone. Drove by last night hoping to see some of the remnants other posts have mentioned. I remember the Keystone cops and robbers there as a child, as well as the pig races! The Bassett Furniture store is now Furniture and More. Ivins Street is not currently marked because of construction on the corner and on a new housing development on Ivins.

Storybook Land is alive and well and featuring a holiday festival of lights.

[Ann Carden, 12/01/2008]

Jailbird postcard.

Adventure Village

Adventure Village, near Atlantic City, was built as a western-themed attraction for kids in the early 1960s, but has been used as residences since the place closed when I was a kid (around 1970).

I was small, but I remember the movie theater and the little tin badges that the Keystone Cops would give you. I have very faint memories of a spiral slide (and would love if someone could confirm this).

The place is being torn down now.

[Jim, 05/20/2008]

Jim sent a couple of vintage postcard views. We heard from others about the land being cleared to make way for a huge car dealership...

Adventure Village

I lived in Adventure Village in the early 1980's. We lived in the Music Shop. The interior of the building was all modernized and lovely. The owner was a fellow named Marv who owned a Rock and Shell Shop in Cape May. He had a whole barn of his stuff. We had a lot of fun and people loved coming to visit!

[Susan Ferris, 01/16/2008]

Adventure Village seems unique as a former fake Western theme town turned into affordable NJ housing!

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