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11 Responses to “Abandoned Theme Park: Frontier Town”

  1. Thomas Barnes says:

    I remember going here to Frontier Town! I remember they had a shoot out on the roof and the guys would roll off the roof like they got shot.
    So sad it came out like this…..Such a waste sitting there!

  2. Chris says:

    I remember going as a kid–I was probably about 5 at the time. My parents took my sister and me. I recall that the first thing we did was ride a train–seemingly this was how you entered Frontier Town. On the ride 3 masked robbers on horses rode up alongside and one jumped aboard the train attempting to steal belongings. I recall riding horses, watching a parade of some sort, entering a military encampment and watching an exercise. My parents bought me a Calvary officer hat which was so cool as a kid. Good times. I know my dad went in the 60’s and that’s why he wanted to bring us. Glad we went before it closed, likely in 1983.

  3. I have a couple photographs to add too. A truly surreal place. These were taken in April of 2014, from the old motels along the main road.

    https://flic.kr/p/nwY222

    https://flic.kr/p/nb4NP4

    Great job on the article and photos.

  4. Znarf says:

    I remember pumping the handcar along about half a mile of track as kid in the 50s.

    Seemed like every car coming away from the area had a Frontier Town sign wired to the back bumper too. The joyous days of America before self sticking bumper signs.

  5. Dennis B. says:

    My mom took my sister and I in ’81.

  6. It is sad that it is closed. I assume the thrill of big thriller rides in theme parks and water parks helped lead to the demise.I remember going there as a young boy. I was maybe 7-9 years old. Now I would like to go back and take photos of the same things my dad did and compare them.it would be interesting I think.

  7. disownedjester says:

    are the buildings still up?

  8. Garrett Tidwell says:

    As of July 2018, the site is being turned into a state camp ground, the town (or what remains of it) is off-limits during construction.

  9. Hi Garrett, where did you hear that? Can you share a link to more detail about the project?

  10. Garrett Tidwell says:

    I read the article last night, link here:

    https://wnyt.com/news/new-life-at-frontier-town-north-hudson-essex-county/4862212/

    Apparently the land was purchased and is to become a state park. It’s supposed to have tent sites, RV sites and equestrian trails. “Campers can have their horses hitched up right at their sites.” I’m glad to see that the land is being revitalized in a creative way, but it’s a shame I won’t be able to explore the ghost town anymore.

  11. Michael R Edwards says:

    I remember visiting this town when I ws 7 or 8. Best thing I liked was the train robbery. It was very realistic, at least to a boy my age. My dad took lots od slides here.


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