Nothing beats a day at the amusement park. For generations, Americans have appreciated the opportunity to venture out and explore the rides, snacks, games, and attractions that make carnivals and amusement parks so special. If you grew up in the Great Lakes State, you might have particularly wonderful memories of Lake Lansing Amusement Park.

Situated in the community of Haslett, Lake Lansing Amusement Park was established in 1910 on the former site of a Spiritualist church settlement. By the 1940s, the park had transformed into a popular site for locals and visitors alike who sought a fun escape from the realities of everyday life.

Longtime Michiganders will remember countless rides on the park’s beautiful carousel, plentiful laughs on the “Dodgem” cars, and thrilling adventures on the Cyclone: a scream-inducing 65-foot roller coaster. Carnival food, lively music, and all sorts of games made Lake Lansing the place to be for kiddos and adults alike who simply couldn’t get enough of the park’s exciting atmosphere.

Lake Lansing Amusement Park closed its doors for good in the 1970s, but the memories created at this one-of-a-kind destination certainly live on. YouTube user K R brings us this fantastic vintage footage of the park interwoven with interviews from former patrons. Do you recognize any of your favorite childhood attractions in the video?

Today, the former site of Lake Lansing Amusement Park is known as Lake Lansing Park South, and families still gather in this spot to enjoy all sorts of togetherness and fun. While the roller coaster might be long gone, the unique history of this amazing Michigan destination remains intact.

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