January 11, 2013 by meximo70
As early as the 1900’s, HotDish Hell boasted Interlocking Park. This attraction brought visitors from everywhere. There was a large inn and restaurant, a japanese garden, a zoo, a ferris wheel, water attractions, cabins, boat rides, and a dance hall. Even the local chapter of the KKK used the park for some of their rallys. Although the park reached it’s peak in the 1920’s, the city of HotDish Hell had the chance to buy it but they voted it down. The park eventually fell to disrepair where the only thing left of the park was the dance hall which burned to the ground in 1972. It is now the site of the Interlocking Yak Club.
In the 50’s and 60’s there was a Drive-In movie theatre and a teen hang-out was built and chaperoned by the HotDish Hell P.D. But the land was sold and a K-Mart was put up and interest was lost in the teen hang out and was also closed and torn down.
Businesses were lost to the downtown area moved into the new Mall that was built on the old Marvin County Fairgrounds. The Mall had restaurants and a movie theatre. The movie theatre was eventually moved to an adjacent lot to K-mart. Now, both K-mart and the movie theatre are closed down, and the lot is used for teaching people to drive motorcycles.
The new Fairgrounds used to bring in open-air concerts by big name bands. But the city decided they didn’t like that element in their town, so they put the kybosh on the summer concerts.
So on a Friday night there isn’t a lot for kids to do, or for couples here in HotDish Hell. You can either go bowling down at the Boremore Lanes, hit up an event at the HotDish Hell Opry Huis if there is one, or go drinking at one of our many bars. Otherwise, you’ll have to make your way to Sureburn,MN; to the areas closest movie theatre where they show one movie, and it’s usually family friendly, or head to Pankato.