The now-abandoned Land of Oz was a theme park located in the resort town of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, USA. It opened in 1970, started by Grover Robbins, who had been successful with Tweetsie Railroad, and was fully operational until 1980. The park was the top attraction in the southeast the first year. Its opening day in 1970 attracted 20,000 visitors. After the park was closed much of it fell into disrepair. Props were vandalized, stolen, or left exposed to the elements. Some of the park was saved, including as parts of the yellow brick road, a few munchkin houses, some of the later costumes, and sections of the witch's castle were preserved. Continue reading for more.