It looks nothing like the cartoon, but is worth the trip anyways …

Contrary to popular belief, South Park isn't actually a city in Colorado where animated children wreak havoc on the world. It's a grassy flat of an area that the city of Fairplay sits in and not much else.

We sent photographer Samantha Keller on down to "South Park" to see if she'd leave her woes behind. The unique perspective she captured of the locale that inspired the popular series shows all there is to see. And while the town bears little resemblance to the cartoon, the locals, replica mining town and 14ers are worth the trip no matter who you are. There were friendly faces everywhere, and humble folks without temptation.

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