June 25, 2010
Posted: 04:39 PM ET
By Mike Fleeman
The ferris wheel is gone. So are the zoo animals and the furniture and the big-screen TV. Weeds grow between the tracks of the Disneyland-like railroad. Across the dry brown hills from the restaurants and wineries made popular by the movie Sideways sits Neverland, a shadow of its former self. Only the many statues of frolicking children serve as reminders that Michael Jackson once lived here.
That, and the secret room in the closet secured by three deadbolts.
Still, the sprawling grounds, accessible through a remote-controlled gate leading to a winding road with speed bumps, have a fascinating if voyeuristic appeal – a surefire draw to Jackson fans and curiosity seekers the world over – much the same as Graceland does for Elvis devotees.
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