Bay Beach Amusement Park
Location: Green Bay, WI
When you think of the word beach, Green Bay is not the first place that comes to mind, but that is exactly where the Bay Beach Amusement Park is located. This small park has a rich history that dates back into the 1890s when the park was first thought of by Mitchell Nejedlo. Nejedlo had a dream of turning the Bay Beach area into a private beach park for residents of the area. The park was successful for many years until pollution of the Bay Beach area was so bad that it forced the park to close the private beach which hurt the number of patrons frequenting the area.
In the 1930s through the 1970s, the park began hosting major events such as political rallies, concerts, fireworks displays, and even president Franklin Roosevelt. Today the park has been turned into a small amusement park that is ideal for a family day out of the house. The park includes rides for the little ones like tiny cars and jeeps and even rides for the adults as well. In 2006, the park announced that it had purchased 46 acres of land around the park in hopes of an expansion. Plans arose and the park has been gaining new rides each year. Plans were to build a new ferris wheel, redo the train tracks to make it larger scaled, and bring in a huge thrill ride. The latter came to fruition beginning in 2010 when the park purchased a wooden roller coaster from Tennessee called Zippin Pippin. The coaster opened up in 2011 and has been giving $1 rides every day since. Today the park is currently in the process of installing a Pirate Ship ride as a new thrill ride. All in all there are 20 rides for you to enjoy on the beach of Green Bay Wisconsin.
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