USA FEATURE PACKAGE CHRISTIAN TOURISM
Graffiti covers a stainless steel cross at Holy Land USA, a biblical theme park that closed in 1984 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, 17 May 2016. In the 1960's the park drew as many as 40,000 visitors annually. In 2013, Waterbury mayor Neil O'Leary, along with a business partner, purchased the 18-acre property and installed a new 52-foot-high cross. The pair have formed a non-profit organization, 'Holy Land Waterbury' in the hopes of raising enough money to revitalize the rest of the park, and re-open it to the public.