Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks History Books


Featuring stunning vintage images of amusement parks, each book celebrates the grandeur and history of our nation's beloved theme parks through historical images and descriptive captions.

From Idlewild to Kennywood, from Dorney Park to Story Land, Santa's Village, and Cedar Point, thousands of vintage images capture bygone times and give readers a chance to experience the classic rides from their childhoods.


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Adventureland
Adventureland

$22.99 Available
state: New York
series: Images of Modern America
Since 1962, Adventureland has been entertaining and thrilling the Long Island community. The park was constructed in a rural area of Suffolk ...
Images of Modern America Available New York $22.99 9781467121705
Alameda County Fair
Alameda County Fair

$21.99 Available
state: California
series: Images of America
What began as a ranching family's Sunday pastime of horse racing, with cheering crowds and thundering hooves on dusty roads, would give way ...
Images of America Available California $21.99 9780738581934
Amusement Park Bargain Bundle
Amusement Park Bargain Bundle

$30.00 Available
state:
series:
Features Springlake Amusement park and four other surprise books! SAVE 70% on a selection of five historic amusement park books. Fe ...
Available $30.00 9780000098765
Aquarena Springs
Aquarena Springs

$21.99 Available
state: Texas
series: Images of America
Aquarena Springs was the culmination of a dream shared by two men: Arthur Birch (A. B.) Rogers and his son Paul J. Rogers. The Spring Lake P ...
Images of America Available Texas $21.99 9780738571874
Aquarena Springs
Aquarena Springs

$7.99 Available
state: Texas
series: Postcards of America
Aquarena Springs boasts a rich history.

Author Bio: In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, Doni Weber explores th ...
Postcards of America Available Texas $7.99 9780738571973
Asbury Park
Asbury Park

$21.99 Available
state: New Jersey
series: Postcard History
Using postcards from the late 1800s on, Asbury Park recounts the history of one of New Jersey’s most popular summer resorts. Here are more t ...
Postcard History Available New Jersey $21.99 9780738537733
Benson's Wild Animal Farm
Benson's Wild Animal Farm

$21.99 Available
state: New Hampshire
series: Images of America
Benson's Wild Animal Farm in Hudson, New Hampshire, opened to the public in 1927. Due in part to the evolution of the automobile, the attrac ...
Images of America Available New Hampshire $21.99 9780738574073
California's Great America
California's Great America

$22.99 Available
state: California
series: Images of Modern America
In May 1972, actor Fess Parker of Davy Crockett fame announced plans for a huge theme park complex in Santa Clara, California. Eventually, t ...
Images of Modern America Available California $22.99 9781467131902
Cascade Park
Cascade Park

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Images of America
Since its opening in 1897, Cascade Park has welcomed thousands of visitors to its picnic grove, summer cottages, mineral springs, dance pavi ...
Images of America Available Pennsylvania $21.99 9780738573168
Cedar Point
Cedar Point

$21.99 Available
state: Ohio
series: Images of America
In 1870, Louis Zistel began ferrying passengers from Sandusky to the Cedar Point Peninsula's beer garden and sandy beaches. In 1888, the Gra ...
Images of America Available Ohio $21.99 9780738532349
Chippewa Lake Park
Chippewa Lake Park

$21.99 Backordered
state: Ohio
series: Images of America
In the 1880s, Oscar Townsend and the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railroad developed a prosperous vacation resort, eventually called "Chipp ...
Images of America Backordered Ohio $21.99 9780738532585
Coney Island
Coney Island

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Postcard History
Coney Island is famous for so much more than just hot dogs and wild rides. At the turn of the 20th century, it was known as the “Playground ...
Postcard History Available New York $21.99 9781467121316
Coney Island and Astroland
Coney Island and Astroland

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Images of America
Coney Island is a unique New York City neighborhood and a place of exciting innovation, where the roller coaster and the hot dog were introd ...
Images of America Available New York $21.99 9780738574288
Conneaut Lake Park
Conneaut Lake Park

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Images of America
In 1877, a humble boat landing was constucted on Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania’s largest natural lake. Colonel Frank Mantor, a visionary, disc ...
Images of America Available Pennsylvania $21.99 9780738537795
Cypress Gardens
Cypress Gardens

$21.99 Available
state: Florida
series: Images of America
Florida's first theme park, Cypress Gardens, was the brainchild of Richard Downing Dick" Pope Sr. With his wife, Julie Downing Pope, he tran ...
Images of America Available Florida $21.99 9780738543390
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Del Mar Fairgrounds

$7.99 Available
state: California
series: Postcards of America
The Del Mar Fairgrounds, home to the county’s annual summer fair and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s racing meet, have helped to make the ci ...
Postcards of America Available California $7.99 9780738525310
Dorney Park
Dorney Park

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Images of America
Dorney Park was founded by Solomon Dorney in 1884. The park was owned by Dorney until the early 1900s, when Jacob Plarr assumed ownership. T ...
Images of America Available Pennsylvania $21.99 9780738511979
Dorney Park
Dorney Park

$7.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcards of America
Dorney Park boasts a rich history.

Author Bio: In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, Wally Ely and Bob Ott explo ...
Postcards of America Available Pennsylvania $7.99 9780738562452
Early Amusement Parks of Orange County
Early Amusement Parks of Orange County

$21.99 Available
state: California
series: Images of America
The Orange County coast had its Joy Zone and its Fun Zone in the early decades of the 20th century. Knott’s Berry Farm sprouted from a simpl ...
Images of America Available California $21.99 9780738559476
Early Los Angeles County Attractions
Early Los Angeles County Attractions

$7.99 Available
state: California
series: Postcards of America
With the arrival of affordable rail travel in the late 1880s, tourists and transplants began making the trip to Los Angeles. Along with neig ...
Postcards of America Available California $7.99 9780738525440
Early Los Angeles County Attractions
Early Los Angeles County Attractions

$19.99 Available
state: California
series: Postcard History
With the arrival of affordable transcontinental rail travel in the late 1880s, hundreds of thousands of tourists and transplants began makin ...
Postcard History Available California $19.99 9780738559285
Euclid Beach Park
Euclid Beach Park

$21.99 Available
state: Ohio
series: Images of America
In 1895, five Cleveland businessmen opened Euclid Beach Park. Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, on the east side of Cleveland, thi ...
Images of America Available Ohio $21.99 9780738594231
Fantasy Farm Amusement Park
Fantasy Farm Amusement Park

$22.99 Available
state: Ohio
series: Images of Modern America
Not many developers would build an amusement park next door to the successful LeSourdsville Lake amusement park, but Edgar Streifthau was a ...
Images of Modern America Available Ohio $22.99 9781467111881
Forest Park Highlands
Forest Park Highlands

$21.99 Available
state: Missouri
series: Images of America
Forest Park Highlands was once St. Louis’s largest and best-known amusement park. In its earliest years, the Highlands boasted a fine theate ...
Images of America Available Missouri $21.99 9780738551623
Freedomland
Freedomland

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Images of America
Billed as New York's answer to Disneyland, Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960. Designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles for the Interna ...
Images of America Available New York $21.99 9780738572642
Frontier Village
Frontier Village

$21.99 Available
state: California
series: Images of America
In the late 1950s, businessman Joe Zukin Jr. had a dream of building an amusement park with a Wild West theme in Santa Clara County. His dre ...
Images of America Available California $21.99 9780738596655
Fun Pier: 1957 to Adventure Pier
Fun Pier: 1957 to Adventure Pier

$21.99 Available
state: New Jersey
series: Images of America
With a rich history of great beaches, a two-mile-long boardwalk, and thrilling amusement piers, Wildwood, New Jersey, has been a popular sum ...
Images of America Available New Jersey $21.99 9780738576930
Gravesend Brooklyn: Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay
Gravesend Brooklyn: Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Images of America
Photographs often hold mysteries and memories of our past. In this vivid and captivating new photographic history, readers are transported b ...
Images of America Available New York $21.99 9780738572321
Gravesend: The Home of Coney Island
Gravesend: The Home of Coney Island

$24.99 Available
state: New York
series: Making of America
Brooklyn is an incredible mosaic of the human experience. Within this New York borough's crowded city blocks, there are infinite stories of ...
Making of America Available New York $24.99 9780738523613
Greetings from Bertrand Island Amusement Park
Greetings from Bertrand Island Amusement Park

$22.99 Available
state: New Jersey
series: Images of America
In an age before jets, air-conditioning, and superhighways, Lake Hopatcong was a major northeast resort. It lay within easy reach of large c ...
Images of America Available New Jersey $22.99 9780738504681
Hersheypark
Hersheypark

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Images of America
A well-known destination for family fun and amusement, Hersheypark has entertained and engaged visitors for more than 100 years. The park wa ...
Images of America Available Pennsylvania $21.99 9780738546094
Hersheypark
Hersheypark

$7.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcards of America
Hersheypark boasts a rich history.

Author Bio: In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, Pamela Cassidy Whitenack ex ...
Postcards of America Available Pennsylvania $7.99 9780738564944
Holiday World
Holiday World

$21.99 Available
state: Indiana
series: Images of America
Louis J. Koch had a dream—one of family, fun, and Christmastime year-round. And so he created Santa Claus Land, the nation’s first theme par ...
Images of America Available Indiana $21.99 9780738540658
Hunt's Pier
Hunt's Pier

$21.99 Available
state: New Jersey
series: Images of America
With the completion of the Garden State Parkway and a prospering society's increased mobility in the years following World War II, the Wildw ...
Images of America Available New Jersey $21.99 9780738573090
Idlewild
Idlewild

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Images of America
Located in the scenic Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania, America's third oldest amusement park, Idlewild, was founded in 1878 as a pi ...
Images of America Available Pennsylvania $21.99 9780738535647
Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan
Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Once considered the most famous African-American resort community in the country, Idlewild was referred to as the Black Eden of Michigan in ...
Images of America Available Michigan $21.99 9780738518909
Indian Trail and Edgemont Amusement Parks
Indian Trail and Edgemont Amusement Parks

$19.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Images of America
Indian Trail and Edgemont Amusement Parks highlights the history of two legendary amusement parks in Lehigh Township. Unique images cover In ...
Images of America Available Pennsylvania $19.99 9780738537078
Jungleland
Jungleland

$21.99 Available
state: California
series: Images of America
In 1926, animal attendant Louis Goebel bought five lots at $10 apiece as a home for his seven African lions along old Ventura Boulevard in a ...
Images of America Available California $21.99 9780738574448
Kennywood
Kennywood

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Images of America
For more than a century, Kennywood has been the Pittsburgh area's playground. Founded in 1898 at the terminus of the Monongahela Street Rail ...
Images of America Available Pennsylvania $21.99 9780738535630
Kiddie Parks of the Adirondacks
Kiddie Parks of the Adirondacks

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Images of America
The first kiddie parks in North America were born in the lush forests of the Adirondack Mountains in the 1950s. These parks brought to life ...
Images of America Available New York $21.99 9780738544700
Knott's Berry Farm: The Early Years
Knott's Berry Farm: The Early Years

$21.99 Available
state: California
series: Images of America
Before there was a Disneyland, there was Knott’s Berry Farm. What started out in the early 1920s as a small, roadside berry stand in Buena P ...
Images of America Available California $21.99 9780738569215
Knott's Berry Farm: The Early Years
Knott's Berry Farm: The Early Years

$7.99 Available
state: California
series: Postcards of America
Knott’s Berry Farm boasts a rich history.

Author Bio: In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, Jay Jennings explore ...
Postcards of America Available California $7.99 9780738569222
Lake Compounce
Lake Compounce

$21.99 Available
state: Connecticut
series: Images of America
Founded in October 1846 by two local families, Lake Compounce began its transformation from a rustic summer resort into a bustling amusement ...
Images of America Available Connecticut $21.99 9780738557571
Lake Quinsigamond and White City Amusement Park
Lake Quinsigamond and White City Amusement Park

$21.99 Backordered
state: Massachusetts
series: Images of America
In the 1800s and well into the 1900s, the area around Lake Quinsigamond, in Shrewsbury and Worcester, was one huge summer resort. Hotels, et ...
Images of America Backordered Massachusetts $21.99 9780738536736
Lakewood Park
Lakewood Park

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Images of America
Situated in the coal regions of northeast Pennsylvania, Lakewood Park was established in 1916 by the Guinan family as a place to bathe, picn ...
Images of America Available Pennsylvania $21.99 9780738565781
Legend City
Legend City

$21.99 Available
state: Arizona
series: Images of America
Conceived and built in the early 1960s by local artist and advertising man Louis E. Crandall, Legend City was an ambitious and star-crossed ...
Images of America Available Arizona $21.99 9781467130714
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park

$21.99 Available
state: Ohio
series: Images of America
LeSourdsville Lake, also known as Americana Amusement Park by a generation of visitors, was a popular recreational park for many decades des ...
Images of America Available Ohio $21.99 9780738583143
Lost Attractions of Sevier County
Lost Attractions of Sevier County

$21.99 Available
state: Tennessee
series: Images of America
The Great Smoky Mountains and Sevier County, in particular, have been major tourist destinations since the 1920s. Since then, many attractio ...
Images of America Available Tennessee $21.99 9780738587622
Marineland
Marineland

$21.99 Available
state: Florida
series: Images of America
Marine Studios made history on June 23, 1938, when over 30,000 people crowded a quiet stretch of Florida coastline near St. Augustine to wit ...
Images of America Available Florida $21.99 9780738582207
Marineland
Marineland

$7.99 Available
state: Florida
series: Postcards of America
Marineland boasts a rich history.

Author Bio: In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, Cheryl Messinger and Terran ...
Postcards of America Available Florida $7.99 9780738582436

 
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