Haunting Photos Show Abandoned Midwest Amusement Parks Years Later

In a series of eery images, photographer Seph Lawless captures amusement parks around the Midwest years after they'd been closed and abandoned.

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The Enchanted Forest Playland has been closed for roughly 12 years. It was shut down in 2005 after only five years in operation.
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Chippewa Lake Park began operation in 1878. It closed in 1978 due to lack of attendance. Despite being closed for more than 30 years, the park's structures have for the most part remained untouched.
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Geauga Lake was first established in 1887. The Cedar Fair announced the park's closure in 2007, saying after 2008 it would operate solely as a water park, which was named Wildwater Kingdom. In 2016, Wildwater Kingdom had its last season.
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Fun Spot Amusement Park and Zoo was a sall park located in Angola, Indiana. It closed in 2008 after more than 50 years of operation.
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The Prehistoric Forest Amusement Park was built in 1963 and closed in 1999. It has remained vacant and was listed for sale in the years since.
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