Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chicago Area Amusement Parks That Have Gone Bye-Bye

From the August 15th Chicago Tribune.

Gone, but not forgotten.  In connection with the return of Santa's Village, now Santa's Village AZoosment Park.

RIVERVIEW PARK--  The granddaddy of 'em all.  It's memory is guarded like a Chicago heirloom.  Now a shopping mall, police station and college campus south of Lane Tech High School.  This is where I went on my first, and for a long time, last, roller coaster, The Bobs.  Probably not a good coaster to start on.

ADVENTURELAND--  In present day Bloomingdale, now the Scottish Rite Cathedral, headquarters building for the Freemasons.  Went to this one several times.

KIDDIELAND--  Held on longer than the others, but couldn't stave off becoming a Costco.

Hate Seeing These Pay As You Places Go.  --RoadDog

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