COMING IN SUMMER 2019!
May 17-August 18, 2019
Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland's Amusement Parks
Chicago has had its share of jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring amusement parks, from the rotations of the first Ferris Wheel at the 1893 World's Columbian exhibition to the ups-and-downs of The Bobs at Riverview. This new exhibit celebrates Chicago's favorite destinations for fun and thrills, including early trolley parks and suburban attractions like Kiddieland and Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom. Learn about the signature rides and iconic venues through rare photos and video, memorabilia, advertisements and intriguing artifacts. Families will encounter hands-on interactive displays including a Skee-Ball game, marble roller coaster tracks station, virtual roller coaster experience, and a kid-friendly exhibit guide.
Exhibit sponsors: Classic Cinemas/York Theatre, Suburban Bank & Trust, The Marke of Elmhurst
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday: 1-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.