Friday, August 29, 2008

Unholy Land USA in Connecticut

I Visited Holy Land USA in Waterbury, Connecticut on Thursday. This tribute to the real Holy Land was built the early 50's and in the 60's and 70's saw more than 44,000 visitors a year (many church groups and pilgrimages buses.) The founder died in the 1986, and around the same time Holy Land USA closed. Now 22 years later, the remnants and street signs to the park remain, but the park is in ruins. The hill top cross (second picture) which can be seen from a major Connecticut Highways (I-84) was replaced earlier this year (because the other cross was a hazard) but from what I can tell there is no plans to fix up Holy Land USA. There is a lot more about the history and current state on this web site:
I hope some divine intervention comes to Waterbury, and fixes up what could be a really cool religious park/tribute!

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