It sounded like an interesting place, but I discovered when I arrived that their season did not really begin until Memorial Day, so most of the buildings were closed. It was a beautiful day and was able to take a tram tour--as the only passenger--so I learned a lot of the history anyway, but it was disappointing to find the place so deserted.
In any case, here are some photos I took while there. I parked at the visitor center parking lot and walked across the walkway to the town.
I found this small turtle trying to find his way across the path. I looked him up and he/she is an ornate box turtle.
Here are some signs describing the town:
One of the interesting things about this town were the sidewalks and the original rock draining ditches along the street.
I could not resist taking a photo of this almost-two-year-old Great Dane puppy who was still trying to be a lapdog! The humans gave me permission to take this photo.
Some of the buildings in the town. Most have had substantial renovations to replace roofs and things like windows.
This sign describes the grey home in the next photo. Note that it is a private residence. In fact, many of the stores on the main street have living space above and there are some more modern (early 1900s) in the town that existed before it was made into a state park, so 56 people live in town.
This used to be an old church, but now it has summer musicals which attract a lot of people.
Since it was only 1:00 pm when I was done and the campsite I had was in the woods, meaning no satellite TV, I decided to abandon it and head farther west to my next stop near Lawrence, KS. I had reservations for the next six days and knew the campground would be empty on a Sunday, so off I went! Sunday night is one of my favorite nights for TV!