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This Rare Footage Of An Ohio Amusement Park Will Have You Longing For The Good Old Days

Over the years, Ohio has seen its fair share of amusement parks rise and fall.

If you remember Cincinnati’s Coney Island before its closure in 1971, you probably remember rides such as the Tumble Bug and the Shooting Star and Clipper roller coasters. With roots that date all the way back to 1867, this beloved, southwest Ohio amusement park survived several floods, different ownerships and remodels. It simply refused to die, keeping the memory of it alive and strong.

For a trip down memory lane, check out this rare footage of the park in its heyday right before its temporary closing in 1971:

Today, the amusement park has been revamped and even includes a water park for even more family fun.

If you’d like to take some more trips down memory lane, check out our previous articles, These 13 Photos Of Ohio In The 1970s Are Mesmerizing and What These Beloved Ohio Amusement Parks Looked Like 30 Years Ago Will Make You Feel Nostalgic.

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.