Santa’s Land

There is always that one place that you remember from your childhood and Santa’s Land is mine!

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Found in Cherokee, North Caroline this fun but small amusement park is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the Smokey Mountains.

santa's land

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When I was younger maybe 8 or so I remember my Mom driving us to this magical place called Santaland. It was December and I just knew Santa must be there. Well, the park was closed and I was heartbroken. I didn’t go back until a couple weeks ago.

santa's land

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santa's land

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It was so much fun! Talk about a park that takes you back. I felt like I stepped back into my own childhood. When carnivals still existed and everyone enjoyed interacting with each other. Deja Vu can’t even describe how I felt and seeing my children light up was just the best feeling ever.

santa's land

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Scary bunny can still be found here and of course, I had to take the iconic bunny pic!

It has been a long time since I have been somewhere that has turned me back into a child but, boy this place totally did it!

Everything from the koi pond that you can paddle boat on to the zoo with the suspended goat houses! It is truly a must visit!

santa's land

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My mom passed in 2016 and being here brought back such good memories of her and the general area. My mom (and I) are Sioux Indian and she made it a point for us to know other tribes and to interact with those like us. The Cherokee area was one of her favorite places to visit. Maybe it is the nature but maybe it was the feeling of being Home with like-minded people that always drew her back. Either way, I have grown to love the area and the atmosphere. My family and I can’t wait to visit on our next vacation to the mountains.

santa's land

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Santa’s Land is a magical place that is sure to astonish every child and adult alike! What a hidden Gem!!!!!

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