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Take a tour of Lake Shawnee before Halloween

PRINCETON (WVVA) -- An abandoned West Virginia amusement park that's said to be haunted is opening for public tours through Halloween.

The Mercer County property in Lake Shawnee near Princeton was a popular regional amusement park that opened in the late 1920s. It featured a boathouse, swimming pool, rides and log cabins.

The closed property changed hands in 1985 and was reopened as an amusement park in the early 1990s that eventually failed.

The site built on Native American burial grounds has been featured on TV shows including Discovery Channel's "GhostLab," and Travel Channel's "The Most Terrifying Places in America."

Landowners say about a half-dozen people accidentally died on the property.

It'll be open for tours at dusk Saturday through Oct. 31. Flashlights are required.


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