Sunday, May 22, 2011

Storybook Gardens

Storybook Gardens closes without a storybook ending. Storybook Gardens, a staple theme park in the Wisconsin Dells since 1956, will not reopen this summer. The park has succumbed to the wear, tear, and a diminishing interest in fairy tales.

Rock-a-bye Baby at Storybook Gardens in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

An undated photo on a picture card envelope shows the Storybook Gardens of years past.

Paint has aged on the fairytale characters at Storybook Gardens, like on the face of Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk shown here.

The three bears, worn and soiled, still haven't left the kitchen table.

Storybook Gardens' sign is falling into disrepair along the main drag in Wisconsin Dells.
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