Michigan Fairy Tale Parks (page 1)

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Deer Acres Storybook Amusement Park
Pinconning, MI



Deer Acres Storybook Amusement Park opened in 1958. In 2009, the name was changed to "Deer Acres Amusement Park". The storybook figures remained. The park also featured a children's petting zoo and rides. The park closed in 2010. Although there was talk of reopening in 2011, it never did. For more, see this website. [map]

storybook signs
Christmas, MI

These storybook signs are located at Santa's Workshop and Gift Shop. They were built in the early to mid-1970s.

waterfront playground figures
Tawas City, MI



Tawas City Library

These concrete playground figures were created by Gordon Clute. The whale, castle, and shoe house are gone now. There was also a big dog. They were apparently destroyed for safety reasons. The smaller figures remain. The cartoon statues were moved to the Tawas City Library.

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