Joyful Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion reach the end of the Yellow Brick Road and arrive safely in Emerald City at Land Of Oz, atop Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, North Carolina.
Photographed in natural Color by Jack Bowers
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The Land of Oz is a mostly now-defunct theme park (only opened for the first weekend of October each year) located in the resort town of Beech Mountain, North Carolina. It was opened in 1970 by Grover Robbins, and was fully operational until 1980.
Visitors could take a walk down the Yellow Brick Road, "experience" the cyclone which struck Dorothy's house, and visit with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and of course, the Wicked Witch of the West. The Yellow Brick Road led (inevitably) to a show at the Emerald City where the characters met with the Wizard. Finally, an artificial balloon ride (a specially modified ski lift) allowed visitors to get a bird's-eye view of the park and breathtaking mountain scenery before leaving Oz.