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A few original Muller wooden horses remain, but most were replaced in 1989 by ones made at Carousel Works in Mansfield.

A concrete whale's open mouth along the pond's shore and the windmill-shaped building are about all that remain from the old attraction.

A similar attraction called Storybook Forest still exists at Idlewild Park in Ligonier, Pa., southeast of Pittsburgh.

The Hostile Hostel walk-through dark ride opened last year.

There also are 13 kiddie rides, including a 1950s era Little Dipper.

The other old rides still operating are the 1925 Tumble Bug, 1937 Blue Streak wooden out-and-back roller coaster and 1949 Tilt-A-Whirl.

The coaster was not operating the day I visited, and I learned it often is shut down.

A second bowling alley collapsed in 2008 after many years of neglect.

FAIRYLAND FOREST This attraction, just across the road from the park, was one of several storybook-themed parks which sprouted across the nation in the 1950s and 1960s. There were many large fiberglass and concrete sculptures on the landscape such as a turtle, frog, penguin in the pond and whale, plus scenes from nursery rhymes such as Humpty Dumpty, Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, Jonah and the Whale and Noah's Ark.

THE HOTEL CONNEAUT I enjoyed staying a night in this historic facility.

It was especially relaxing sitting on the veranda at dusk and watching a full moon glow over the lake. The Exposition Hotel was built on the lake in 1893.

There hasn't been a Ferris wheel on the grounds for several years.

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