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Defunct Amusement Parks
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To waymark those now closed, lost, and abandoned places of enjoyment from our youth. Amusement parks offer many memories that we can look back on and share with others, but now that the parks are closed all we have are our memories so let's share them with our fellow waymarkers by listing them here.
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This category is for posting all those amusement parks, roadside attractions, museums and just plain old tourist traps that you remember as a child. Let's make this a trip down memory lane. 

There are many of these now defunct parks and attractions so let's see your best.


Instructions for Posting a Defunct Amusement Parks Waymark:

To post a waymark for this category you must follow these steps:

Step 1: Locate the site of an abandoned or former park or attraction. In the description, please provide as many details about this park or attraction as possible.

Step 2: Provide a link/url to a website that documents the previous existence of the park or attraction.

Step 3: Provide at least 2 current pictures of the location of the former park or attraction. The default picture should be sufficiently large enough to show the general area of the attraction.

Step 4: Provide at least one picture of the park or attraction while it was open. Internet pictures are fine for this requirement.

Step 5: Long description must contain enough information about the the attraction to make the waymark interesting. Please do your homework. No one line descriptions will be accepted.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
You must post at least one original picture at the posted coords to post a visit log for this waymark. Extra points if you are in the spirit of the park (i.e., in costume, etc.).
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Image for Old Chicago Amusment Park - Bolingbrook, IL, USAview gallery

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Defunct Amusement ParksOld Chicago Amusment Park - Bolingbrook, IL, USA

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Old Chicago was an indoor amusement park and speciality mall that closed in 1980 after only 5 years of operation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2008

last visited: 4/25/2009

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Defunct Amusement ParksPabst Park - Milwaukee, WI

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In the 1890s Frederick Pabst acquired this land and built Pabst Park. The park had a roller coaster, a "Katzenjammer palace" fun house, the "smallest real railroad in the world" and many other amusement devices.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/10/2008

last visited: 1/6/2014

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