Return to Mother Goose Land
Ok…last post, I talked about finding the ruins of Mother Goose Land in Canton, Ohio. However, without any sort of context, that story is really pretty meaningless.
Honestly, most of my memories of the place come from pictures. If you ask me about the park, I remember seeing the whale, and I remember falling off of a firetruck they had on display, and that’s about it. However, when I hear other people talk about it, or when I look at the pictures, memories come flooding back. Here is what I remember about the park:
This is right outside the park. I’m the one in the green shirt. This wall is not there anymore.
We’re not in Canton anymore…
Here’s a pic of Willie the Whale in all his glory…
And here are my brother and I visiting Willie!
So, the other day, I went back to visit the park and get some decent shots. Here’s what I saw…
Under the bridge that leads there. Ominous.
The gate is locked. Luckily, the bike path runs around the gate. No trespassing? Try to stop me!
On the other side, some of the buildings still stand. I heard that this side of the park became an armory for a while after the park closed.
It’s weird going back there and seeing the entire park gutted. Still, I’m glad they left the whale and a few buildings as a monument to what used to be…