Discover the Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland – Elmhurst BMW Dealer

July 15th, 2019 by

You’ll have a chance to discover the Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland on Thursday, July 18 at the Elmhurst History Museum. If you grew up in the Chicago area during the heyday of amusement parks in the latter half of last century, you’ll have a chance to reminisce. If you’re a little younger, you can learn about the sights and sounds associated with these essential summer events. At Elmhurst BMW, we’re looking forward to this interesting and fun excursion into the world of amusement parks. You’ll learn about our area’s history and have fun, too.

Lost Amusement Parks of ChicagolandThe talk will be given by Craig Burda, Director of the National Amusement Park Historical Association, while the associated slide presentation is provided courtesy of photographer Bruce Cassi. The featured parks include Riverview, Kiddieland, Dispensa’s Kiddie Kingdom and Santa’s Village.

After the Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland talk, visitors can attend the museum’s new exhibit, called “Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland’s Amusement Parks.” The exhibit, which is open through August 18, sheds light on the origins of Chicago’s amusement parks and the people who created them. Visitors will experience the Chicago area’s favorite amusement destinations, including the first Ferris Wheel at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition and the thrills of The Bobs at Riverview.

Whether you remember the amusement parks of the past and want to feel nostalgic, or you’d like to learn about a bygone era, visit the Elmhurst History Museum on July 18 and check out the Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland. We’re sure it will be a great time for the entire family.

Date and Time:
July 18, 2019, 3-4 p.m.

Elmhurst History Museum
120 E. Park Ave.
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Admission to the exhibit is free, but attendees must register in advance. To register, call 630-530-6879 or register online through Eventbrite at

For More Information:
Visit or call 630-833-1457.

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