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Hunts Orchard in Amazonia, Missouri, has announced it is shutting its doors after 48 years.

AMAZONIA, Mo — Hunts Orchard has officially closed its doors after 48 years.

In a Facebook post, Hunts announced the permanent closure on Thursday.

The orchard began 113 years ago in Wathena, Kansas, and changed hands and location multiple times before the Carneal family took over in 1965, according to the post. The family later consolidated all locations to one orchard in Amazonia.

The orchard’s season spanned from June to December, featuring hay rides, face painting, a pumpkin patch, a petting farm and goods for purchase.

The entire property is listed for sale, according to the closure announcement.

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