(My theme is places I have visited or lived)
One of the highlights of my young life were the times my folks took us kids to Idora Park in Youngstown, OH! As a ten year old there was nothing that could compare to a day spent on the rides. It seemed this amusement park was heaven on earth! This was Disneyland for mid-western kids!
Idora Park (1899–1984) was a northeastern Ohio amusement park popularly known as "Youngstown's Million Dollar Playground."
Built by the Youngstown Park and Falls Street Railway Company, the park's expansion coincided with the growth of the South Side of Youngstown, Ohio, in the Fosterville neighborhood. Prior to its closure in the wake of a devastating fire, Idora Park was one of the nation's few remaining urban amusement parks.
This was my favorite ride!