The owner, Greco, claims he got a sign from god, and quit his job as a local attorney, and created Holy Land USA as a homage to the Holy Land in Israel. By the time he finished creating it, he had 200 figures and structures. By the 1960's, 50,000 people a year visited the park. They were best known for their recreated hollywood sign, that said "holy land" instead and it's 56 foot steel cross that could be seen from miles away. In 1984, Holy Land was closed for renovations, but the owner passed away in 1986 and they were never finished. Responsibility was given to a group of nuns, they tried to keep it as clean as they could, but they never re-opened it, and it started to get vandalized. In 2010, a 16 year old girl was raped and murdered on the site. After that the nuns were done with Holy Land, and decided to sell it, a few years later it was purchased and they put "No Trespassing" signs and more security everywhere.
Holy Land is extremely easy to access.