Before I start, I’ll state the obvious: this is the weirdest tourist attraction I’ve ever heard of; but to be honest, I’m totally here for it. Here we go. In the American state of Georgia, there’s an entire hospital dedicated to your favourite 90s doll (okay, top five): Cabbage Patch Kids. I know I’m not the only one that lost my five-year-old mind when I got my first doll, and don’t even get me started on the miniature kitchen and baby highchair I was given for my sixth birthday.
For those of you having some trouble recalling this legendary doll, or anyone who’s keen to stroll down memory lane, let us refresh your memory.
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BabyLand General Hospital is the birthplace of Cabbage Patch Kids and was, in fact, a regular medical centre before it was converted into the 70,000 square-foot “hospital” of today. The hospital is set up as a birthing suite, a nursery and adoption centre for premium dolls, with ‘mother cabbage’ on display at the base of the Magic Crystal Tree. Regularly throughout the day, the cabbage will dilate (I know, I’m sorry) to give birth to new Cabbage Patch Kids and, in case you were wondering, that’s your top photo opportunity.
I could pretend I’m really creeped out by this but, honestly, that would just be a disservice to my inner 90s kid who’s desperate to visit this place. For all the BabyLand Insta-goodness, head here.
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