After a little bit of hunting, I finally found the message below acknowledging the closure of Storybook Gardens on the Timbavati/Storybook website.

“Storybook Gardens, has closed. Built in the early 1950’s, Storybook Gardens was one of the first tourist attractions in the Wisconsin Dells Area and has brought wonderful memories to generations after generations. Timbavati Wild Life Park has moved to the new location and is opening this summer of 2011.”

When the closing was first announced in a Wisconsin newspaper, I had checked the site but wasn’t able to find any mention. It appears this notice was recently added.

Sections of the website ( still have photos and info about the park. Check them out while you have a chance. I’m not sure how long these will be up.

Our earlier Storybook Gardens post.