We hope our humble contribution serves as a tribute to the memory of the old parks that are no longer with us as well as those traditional parks that are still operating.

Our mission is to offer a little history about some amusement parks in and near western Pennsylvania.


Amusement parks are a unique part of America's cultural landscape.

At one time over 2,000 hometown amusement parks were operating in the United States. With loss of industry to foreign countries and the decline of smaller hometown populations, rising insurance costs, and the formation of the "Theme Park", the old hometown, often family owned amusement parks are becoming more of a rarity. People are forgetting about these charming, carefully aged places in their search for the latest thrills and technology.

There are a number of survivors which should not be allowed to slip away also. Support them. They're all we have left!




Mike's Established January 19th, 1999.

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