Amusement parks are a unique part of America's cultural landscape.
At one time hometown amusement parks were very common and over 2,000 were operating in the United States. With loss of industry to foreign countries and the decline of smaller hometown populations, rising insurance costs, fires, and the formation of the "Theme Park", the old hometown, often family owned amusement parks are becoming more of rarity. People are forgetting about the charming, carefully aged hometown parks in their search for the latest thrills and technology.
Sadly, fewer and fewer of these traditional amusement parks are operating today. There are a number of survivors which should not be allowed to slip away also. Support them. They're all we have left!