EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSOld Mercer Amusement Park Open For Halloween Tours
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Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 26, 2013 4:26 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 26, 2013 6:07 PM EDT
Princeton, Mercer County , West Virginia
An abandoned West Virginia amusement park that's said to be haunted is opening for public tours through Halloween.
The Mercer County property in Lake Shawnee near Princeton was a popular regional amusement park that opened in the late 1920s. It featured a boathouse, swimming pool, rides and log cabins.
The closed property changed hands in 1985 and was reopened as an amusement park in the early 1990s that eventually failed.
The site built on Native American burial grounds has been featured on TV shows like Discovery Channel's "GhostLab," and Travel Channel's "The Most Terrifying Places in America."
Landowners said about a half-dozen people accidentally died on the property.
It'll be open for tours at dusk Saturday through Oct. 31. Flashlights are required. More information is available by calling 304-487-1819.
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