High Chaparral Theme Park

High Chaparral is a Wild West theme park located close to Värnamo, Sweden. It opened in 1966 and was founded by Bengt Erlandson, more commonly known as Big Bengt.

Location

The park is located not far from Värnamo and is close to E4 motorway and Swedish national road 27.

Big Bengt

Big Bengt was born in 1922 in Brännehylte, Småland. His parents owned a forest farm and a wood mill. He been part of starting over 1000 companies. His interest in the Wild West was born from coming from a contryside where many had emigrated to America and the stories from them. Bengt went to the United States himself in 1956 and in 4 months covered 4000 km. He came back to Sweden with a lot of impressions. When the Swedish national phone company had to get rid of 200,000 telephone poles, Bengt took the opportunity and constructed a fort. When many people started to get curious of the place, he realised its possibilities.

Park

The park was opened in 1966. It stages several stunt shows a day. It also has a steam train that runs through the park. There is both the classic Wild West section, an Indian themed area and a Mexican themed area.

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Lars Bull
16 July 2015
Classic wild west amusement park. A bit run down but that's ok, it's part of the charm. Great shows for the kids and lot of interaction with the staff and actors.
Nicholas Bryde
19 July 2019
Let's of shows and things to watch. Go for the train it's really a good show.
Roger Garpenholm
10 November 2015
The show is professional.
K K
6 June 2014
Beautiful and unexpected!
Stefan Didrik
6 August 2017
Plan your Day after the show schema.
Steve Dahlskog
17 July 2010
Coffee and waffels at Kristin and Karl-Oskar is a grown up treat.
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High Chaparal, 330 31 Kulltorp, Sweden Get directions
Wed 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM–6:00 PM

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