Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fairyland Amusement Park Lyons, IL 1974

I found this rare 1970's era family home movie on You Tube, from the former and now sadly long gone Fairyland Amusement Park in west suburban Lyons Illinois.

Fairyland Amusement Park, was located along the west side of South Harlem Avenue at West 40th Street, and existed here from 1938 until 1978. Today, this is the site of a Marshall's Department Store.

I visited Fairyland Amuseent Park with my family a handful of times from 1971 to 1975. It was a small park that was well landscaped. Some of the children's rides like the Merry Go Round and the Helicopters, were actually housed inside buildings just in case the weather should change for the wet.

This is an example, of the once numerous family owned amusement parks that used to exist in the greater Chicagoland area. They are all gone now.

Eddie K.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Eddie for sharing this. Now, all we have left is Great America.