Old Chicago Amusment Park - Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
N 41° 40.872 W 088° 04.099
16T E 411083 N 4614932
Quick Description: Old Chicago was an indoor amusement park and speciality mall that closed in 1980 after only 5 years of operation.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2008 11:35:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM4M56
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 72

Long Description:
Opened in 1975, Old Chicago was an indoor amusement park surrounded by speciality stores in mall setting southwest of Chicago. The park was themed as a Roaring 1920's Chicago.

The park had just about one of everything, a water ride, a roller coaster, a tilt-o-whirl, and ferris wheel.

Mis-management during the construction put the park in early financial straights from which it never recovered. The park was eventually closed in 1980 and was completely demolished in 1986. All that remains is a street sign bearing the name "Old Chicago Drive."
Date Park Opened: 06/17/1975

Date Park Closed: 01/01/1980

Address:
555 S. Bolingbrook Road
Bolingbrook, IL USA
60440


Current Use or Function:
Truck and auto sales and repair


Is the park still there?: No

If not, what is in its place now?:
Truck and auto sales and repair


Visit Instructions:
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