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The Sidewinder was one of the rides featured at Wild West World.
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Jessica Kieu, left, Sydney Bongers, middle and Braden Bongers get a thrill while riding the Kanza Canoe before Wild West World opened in 2007.
Wild West World now sits vacant after it closed in 2007.
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The deserted Main Street at Wild West World.
Bud Palmer, right, auctions off prizes in one of the arcades late in 2007.
A fake horse was one of the items at Wild West World that was auctioned off in late 2007.
Wild West World was closed in 2007.
A sign promoting the grand opening of Wild West World was still up in 2008, almost a year after the park closed.
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Weeds dominated the grounds of Wild West World in 2008.
Wild West World theme park closed in 2007.
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Entry gates to the now closed Wild West World.
A closed and deserted Wild West World in 2008.
The ferris wheel at the closed Wild West World in 2008.
Weeds have grown up around some of the buildings at the closed Wild West World.
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