Dog Patch, Marble Falls, AR
Dog Patch U.S.A was a Hillbilly-themed park introduced in northwest Arkansas. It opened in 1968, and the park was based upon a comic strip Li’l Abner, created by a cartoonist named Al Capp, which was set in a fictional village called Dogpatch. It closed in 1993 because it had gained too much debt to continue operating and competing with larger parks that impersonated similar themes, such as Silver Dollar City.
While walking around the park, you would’ve seen Hillbilly characters such as Daisy Mae and Hairless Joe wandering around the park doing all sorts of antics! Since the closing, the park has been sold many times in hopes of a revival and was even the subject of a documentary. None of the park’s attempts have had success so far, so the land is still overrun with plants and wildlife to this day, appearing as a shell of its former beauty.