Throughout the years, Ohio has lost some pretty cool places and things. Long gone are the fun-filled days of Sea World and other family friendly attractions. The following photos of past attractions and other establishments are sure to incite memories of yesteryear and have you longing for decades past.
1. Annual family vacations to Geauga Lake
What was once the world's largest theme park is now an overgrown land of decaying roller coasters, empty concession stands and abandoned ticket booths that welcome visitors no more. Geauga Lake Amusement Park has stood abandoned since 2007, after a long history of beloved family vacations (since 1887) and multiple expansions and redesigns.
2. The occasional trip to Sea World
Once a neighbor to Geauga Lake from the late 60s until 1997, this beloved aquatic park left Ohio with nothing but memories of fun-filled sea themed days.
3. Going to Hills Department Store and getting popcorn out of their popcorn machine (if your local store was lucky enough to have one.)
Most stores of this department store chain (founded in 1957 in Youngstown) were located in Ohio up until the late 90s when the chain was acquired by Ames.
4. Playing at this unique park in Canton
Plans to restore this former fairytale park for kids, (once called Mother Goose Land,) are rumored to be underway.
5. Going to the original Blue Hole
This popular tourist attraction in Castalia closed in the 90s, however, Castalia State Fish Hatchery holds another blue hole that's open to public observation and speculation about where this deep, blue water actually comes from. (But, it's just not the same.)
6. Riding all the classic, former rides at Cedar Point Amusement Park like WildCat (pictured.)
(WildCat officially closed in 2011.)
7. Spending a day at Youngstown's very own amusement park...
Also referred to as "Youngstown's Million Dollar Playground," this beloved amusement park, called Idora Park, closed in the 80s.
8. ...and taking the kids to LeSourdsville Lake for some fun...
This fun-filled family park in Middletown closed in 1992.
9. ...AND having a blast at Medina's very own amusement park.
Remains of the abandoned Chippewa Lake Amusement Park, which closed in the late 70s, surprisingly still stand.
Do you remember all of these places and things? What other fun things are you not able to do in Ohio anymore? Share your memories with us in the comments below!