Farm Zoo

Built: 1930s
Abandoned: 2006
Location: US
Status: Privately owned but Vacant
Reason: Financial Issues
Haunted: No

With its grand opening in 1933, this zoo was one of the first privately owned zoos in the United States. Sitting on almost 1000 acres, with only 150 acres open to the public, this zoo housed over 1500 animals. In the early years, it started as a zoo that comprised mostly of game farm animals (pigs, horses, deer, donkeys, etc). Around 1960, the zoo was allowed to expand to more exotic animals. Most of the zoo was used to breed animals for other zoos in the United States. Of it 1000 acres, only 150 acres were open to the public for viewing. However in 2006, after being open for 73 years, the zoo closed down. It closure was due to financial issues, less attendance, and legal regulations that the park failed to follow. The park today is privately owned with hope to turn it into something, but nothing changed since It closure in 2006. Sources: Wikipedia

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Photos I took while exploring. Click on them to view larger image.