Dogpatch USA "Abandoned Hillbilly Amusement Park" in Marble Falls, Arkansas

Dogpatch USA "Abandoned Hillbilly Amusement Park" in Marble Falls, Arkansas

Dogpatch USA theme park was a amusement park based on the Li'l Abner comic strip by Al Capp. The park was located in Marble Falls, Arkansas, and was operational from 1968 to 1993. 

Dogpatch USA was known for its scenic beauty, and it was a popular destination for tourists. The park featured a replica of the comic strip's town of Dogpatch, which was populated by characters from the strip. Visitors could stroll through the town, visit the trout farm, visit the museum and other attractions, or take a ride on the Dogpatch Express, a train that went through the park.

The park was built in 1968 and was an instant success. The park was so popular that at one point the town of Marble Falls was renamed Dogpatch, to help promote the park. 

However, the park ultimately closed in 1993. The park had been struggling financially for several years before it finally closed its doors. There were several reasons for the park's decline, including the popularity of other regional amusement parks and the recession of the early 1990s. 

After the park closed, the town of Marble Falls changed its name back to its original name. The park remained abandoned for many years, until it was mostly demolished in 2006.
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