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Chicago's Riverview Park

20 S. Eastern Avenue Joliet , IL 60433
Dates: May. 14, 2024
Times: 11:00am
Admission: $50
Location: The Jacob Henry Mansion , 20 S. Eastern Avenue , Joliet , IL 60433

It was once the World's Largest Amusement Park - It boasts the world's first suspended roller coaster and first parachute ride. Today, it's merely one of Chicago's best loved memories. The names alone evoke nostalgia: the Pair-O-Chutes, Aladdin's Castle, Shoot the Chutes, and of course, the Bobs roller coaster. Join Historian Leslie Goddard, PhD. for a look back at the history of Riverview, from its opening in 1904 to its sudden closing in 1967.

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