This Rare Footage Of A Minneapolis Amusement Park Will Have You Longing For The Good Old Days

Most people in the Twin Cities — and in Minnesota in general — have been to Valley Fair. Many of us have also been to Minnesota’s other famous amusement park, Paul Bunyan Land. But did you know there was once a park right outside of Minneapolis? This amusement park entertained locals for nearly 50 years. Today, it is long gone. But its memory lives on in the minds of many Minnesotans who were around back then. Check it out:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Did you ever visit Excelsior Amusement Park? What are your fondest memories there? We’d love to read your memories in the comments below.