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Rahway Fairy Trail – Milburn, NJ

The Rahway Fairy Trail is located in Locust Grove section of the South Mountain Reservation, a 2,110-acre nature reserve near Milburn, a suburban townwhip in Essex County, New Jersey, about 20 miles west of Manhattan. Millburn resident and Special Education

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Gnome Village – Federation Forest, WA

Gnome Village (aka “Hobbit Village”) is a tiny community of houses located along a hiking trail in Federation Forest State Park, Washington. The park has a 1,650 feet elevation and 12 miles of trails on 619 acres of old growth

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Gnome Homes – Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Gnome Homes can be found at the base of several trees in Neck Point Park as well as along the Yew Loop walking trail in the Morrell Nature Sanctuary on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Signs on the

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Festival of the Gnomes – Joliet, IL

Festival of the Gnomes is an annual Christmas season event held on the grounds of the scenic 10-acre Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park at 201 W. Jefferson Street on Bluff Street in downtown Joliet, Illinois. The Billie Limacher Bicentennial Theatre is

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Gnome Homes – Bonney Lake, WA

Gnome Homes (doors) were placed in the community parks in the town of Bonney Lake, Washington in the Spring of 2013. The gnome home project was inspired by news articles about Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California where similar

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Posted in Fairy Houses and Doors, Parks - Municipal

Valley of the Moon – Tucson, AZ

Valley of the Moon is a unique children’s fantasy park located at 2544 E. Allen Road just north of Prince Road, between Tucson Blvd. and Country Club in north Tucson, Arizona (Pima County). “If you ever dreamed of fairies dancing

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Posted in Parks - Amusement

Dragon and Knight – Crested Butte, CO

The Dragon and Knight sculptures are located at 719 5th Street on the east side of State Route 135 in a park by the Art Center in the city of Crested Butte, Colorado between 6th and 7th streets at Red

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Posted in Parks - Municipal, Statues and Carvings

A Faery Hunt – Northridge, CA

A Faery Hunt is a nonprofit corporation performing community outreach programs of a “fairy kind” in the Los Angeles, California area. Debbie Rothstein of Northridge, CA is the Executive Director, Producer, Writer, Actress, and coordinator of the organization’s activities and

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Posted in Organizations and Clubs

Escape from Gringotts – Universal Studio, FL

Escape from Gringottts is a theme park attraction located at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Opened in 2014, the ride is based on characters and places in the Harry Potter novels written by J. K. Rowlings. In the books, Gringotts

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Mill Ends Park – Portland, OR

Mill Ends Park is located at the intersection of Southwest Naito Parkway and Taylor Street, near the Willamette River in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is situated on a median in the middle of the parkway. In 1971, the Guinness Book

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Elfin Doors – Columbus, OH

Elfin doors have come to three parks in Columbus, Ohio courtesy of a project sponsored by Keebler, the baked-goods company with an animated elf mascot named Ernie. Keebler paid artists $400 each to create the doors and donated $5,000 to

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Santa’s Land Fun Park & Zoo – Cherokee, NC

Santa’s Land Fun Park & Zoo is a 25-acre amusement park located southeast of Cherokee, North Carolina at 571 Wolfetown Rd / Hwy 19N Soco Road, just east of Macedonia Rd/BIA Hwy 449. The park is near Harrah’s Cherokee Casino,

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Pixie Falls – Bellingham, WA

Pixie Falls (aka, “Middle Whatcom Falls”) lies deep inside Whatcom Falls Park, a 241 acres community park located at 1401 Electric Avenue in the middle of Bellingham, Washington near the northwest shores of Lake Whatcom. The park has several miles

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Posted in Caverns and Caves, Parks - Municipal

Troll Park – Starbuck, MN

Troll Park is a located directly north of the Minnewaska District Hospital in Starbuck, MN. The entrance is near the intersection of West 6th Street and Holly Ridge Drive near the west outskirts of town. The actual name of the park is

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Lake Harriet Elf, Minneapolis, MN

The Lake Harriet Elf (aka “Mr. Little Guy”) lives at the base of an ash tree on the south shore of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moved into the tree in 1995. Although never seen by the public, Mr.

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Posted in Parks - Municipal

Pixieland – Otis Junction, Oregon

Pixieland (now closed) was an amusement park located near Otis Junction, Oregon on Hwy 18. It was about three miles north of Lincoln City, the home of The Famous Pixie Kitchen, a popular tourist destination and restaurant. In 1967, Jerry

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Pixie Woods, Stockton, CA

Pixie Woods is an enchanting 3.5 acre recreational park located on the Northwest corner of Louis Park near Occidental and Shimizu in Stockton, CA. The entrance to the park showcases a painting of a pixie juggling gold coins from a

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