BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A proposal for a state-backed theme and amusement park that’s been mocked as a symbol of wasteful spending has been withdrawn.
A legislative conference committee of three House members and three senators scrapped the provision Wednesday.
The facility was planned on state-owned land adjacent to Interstate 94 near the existing National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown.
Supporters of the facility envisioned bison-related attractions, a museum and kid-friendly activities. Backers believed it would provide an economic boost to a region with little else to offer.
The proposal was quietly put into the state Commerce Department’s budget in the waning weeks of the legislative session.