Once Upon a Time...

There was a place called Shireland.  Nestled 60 miles northwest of Chicago, this theme park wasn't there long and its philosophies clashed dramatically with your typical theme park.  But even though it didn't last long, a lot of people still remember it.  

Just as much as Shireland owns a special place in the hearts of many people, it is a place fraught with trials, tribulations and enigma.  From its unique persona to its unusual owner, to the fact that most of the buildings still stand today (even though its doors have been closed since 1991), people still wonder who owns it, why it was built and why it is still there.  This site will try to answer some of those questions. 

Fire destroys one of the few remaining Shireland Buildings

Shireland  | Shireland '88 | Shireland '91 | Dragonwood | Magic of Kids | History | Aftermath
The Creator
 | Into the Belly of the BeastLingering ControversySuper Shire  
High School Newspaper | | Random Photos | Future of Shireland | Links 


In all but the rarest exceptions, this site is based on the recollection 
of other people.  If you remember Shireland, please e-mail me so 
I can include those on this site.
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