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Six Things to Ride at Lake Erie’s Waldameer Park

  Located along the banks of Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie is one of only thirteen trolley parks left in the United States. Meaning “woods by the sea” in German, Waldameer Park is the fourth oldest park in Pennsylvania and the tenth oldest park in the nation.    When you head to any amusement park, one of …

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The Final Ride: Nine Closed Pittsburgh-Area Amusement Parks

There is something about amusement parks that bring out a sense of nostalgia. This is especially true for amusement parks that are no longer around. If you can believe it, at one time there were more than two dozen Pittsburgh amusement parks, many of them being trolley parks.  Trolley parks were an attempt by the …

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The Age of the Pennsylvania Trolley Park

Around the 1900s Pennsylvania trolley parks appeared on the scene. They were from an era when trolley cars were a major mode of transportation. While it was easy for the trolley companies to attract customers during the week, but the question of how to sell tickets on the weekend was raised. This was the birth …

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Leap-the-Dips: The World’s Oldest Operating Roller Coaster

Would you ride a roller coaster that’s 117 years old? This summer you might get your chance when Lakemont Park in Altoona reopens after a two-year hiatus. With it’s opening, you’ll also be able to experience the world’s oldest operating roller coaster, Leap-the-Dips. Leap-the-Dips Makes It Debut Lakemont Park was opened in the late 1800s …

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