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Valley of the Moon

If real ghosts frolic at Valley of the Moon, no one's saying, but it's hard to imagine a place they'd be happier. George Phar Legler started this fantasy land in 1927, in a bid simply to make the world a kinder, more peaceful place. Eventually, he covered almost three acres with handmade magic towers, spooky caves, enchanted gardens and a chimerical structure he called a cathedral. Contemporary devotees of Legler and his philosophy open the park for Haunted Ruins Tours on October evenings, when the valley is populated with colorful goblins and witches as well as kid-friendly ghosts.