This is a mysterious place outside of Ames known as “The Twisted Playground.” It’s located on a gravel road across from the house of an old man who supposedly built it. There are many varying stories behind it, often including a daughter who was hit by a car leading to him building it as a memorial. That story is naturally followed by a statement that her spirit haunts the playground…
The man is rumored to watch over the place armed with a shotgun.
NO BUT GUYS REALLY.
This is the coolest place ever and one of my favorite things to go see. It’s right by Ames, so all of my Iowa State friends should come with me. It’s creepy, but fantastic… and the, “The man is rumored to watch over the place armed with a shotgun,” statement is true. I’ve seen it first hand.