The Long Forgotten Cincinnati Amusement Park That Was Once The Most Popular In The World

Cincinnati is a popular destination for those who love amusement parks, and we are lucky to live in a city that has so many entertaining destinations. If you love thrill rides, head to Kings Island. For nostalgia, visit Coney Island. And if you enjoy a hidden gem, check out Stricker’s Grove. These parks are all still operating today, but our area used to have others that were just as popular back in the day. Just across the river in Ludlow, KY, the Ludlow Lagoon was a beautiful amusement park destination that was innovative in many ways and once was one of the most popular in the world.

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:

The story of the Ludlow Lagoon is fascinating, especially since many never even realized it existed. You can learn even more and see more images in the following video:

It’s so interesting to think about what other long-gone destinations that were once popular with locals that are now buried beneath the streets of Cincinnati and the surrounding area. Who knows what people living 100 years from now will think of Kings Island? Did you know about the Ludlow Lagoon? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

And if you want to go check out the historic town of Ludlow, be sure to stop for a bite here, a riverfront restaurant featured in a previous article.