A magic kingdom, if you will, but within driving distance of your cul-de-sac.
On the set, a hole was dug in the middle of a cul-de-sac, surrounded by dilapidated clay houses overlooking a shady canyon.
In other words, Todd Akin did not stumble his way into his cul-de-sac.
cul-de-sac (kŭl'dĭ-sāk', kul'-)
n. pl. culs-de-sac (kŭlz'-, kulz'-) or cul-de-sacs
A saclike cavity or tube open only at one end.