A walk through the Country Crossroads section of Carowinds was a humble treat for all ages. Where else could you experience life on the farm with a ride on the Haywagon's. This simple attraction only lasted for the park's first 2 seasons (1973-74). The new Wagon Wheel ride opened in it's place in 1975. The Barnyard building seen in the background above and on the lower left portion of the map below, was part of the petting zoo and the barn is still intact today.
This barn shaped building was part of the short-lived petting zoo at Carowinds between 1973-74. The building has been slightly modified over the years and has been a variety of different type stores. Today it serves as the entrance and gift shop to the new Dinosaur's Alive attraction in 2013.