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Games of future past
« on: March 09, 2015, 09:29:24 AM »
50 years ago we played Putt-Putt. Like those wigwam themed roadside motels, gone. Have any of you Guzzi Tourers come across a still functioning local, mom and pop type amusement park or resort? Pics would be nice as a rainy day diversion.

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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 09:43:23 AM »
There's still a family run "recreation park" just east of Hagerstown, MD: http://famrecpark.com/ It's built on the site of the old Route 40 Drive-In Theatre and is directly across US40 from the Mason-Dixon Dragway.
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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 10:01:00 AM »
At least two here in town.  Hinkley's and another on San Mateo, forgot the name.
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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 02:03:56 PM »
There is a Teepee Motel in Wharton, about 60 miles south of Houston.

The current owner won the lottery and used his winnings to buy and renovate the motel.

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Re: Games of future past
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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2015, 03:18:53 PM »
In Keansburg, New Jersey there is the Keansburg Amusement Park owned by the Gehlhaus family.
It has always had a kind of low rent reputation and really got hammered by Hurricane Sandy
but it always comes back. Wheels, Bars, Food, Rides and a Waterpark...it has it all.
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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2015, 07:04:08 PM »
wiki Kennywood Park.
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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 12:36:43 PM »
I just passed a newly built miniature golf course yesterday.  It's just off Lake Gaston in NC, on the north side of the lake, between the Eaton's Ferry Bridge and the dam.  I was surprised to see it there, but that area continues to develop, and the lake continues to get more crowded, so the mini-golf place will probably do great business in the summer.  I might even stop for a round next time I ride that route.
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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 01:06:16 PM »
Brand new one in Blairsville. Next time you go to TWO in Suches you can stop by. Get BBQ on the opposite side of the highway.

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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2015, 03:07:51 PM »
PA has Knobles amusement park.  In the middle of nowhere.  Quite a bit to do incl water park and some downright scary wooden coasters.  Best thing is no admission charge just pay for your rides and eats if you wish.  Look for your motorcycle specific parking as you enter the park.   Great ride and spend a few hours people watching and eating 'health' food.
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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 03:41:45 PM »
Frontier Town in upstate NY is gone  but its  right next to  Tracey   road which is bike amusement park all by itself

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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2015, 04:47:54 PM »
  There was the Bender Tavern in Cherryvale Kansas.  It was a sort on theme park for travelers in the 1870s.
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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2015, 05:19:08 PM »
I used to lived in Carlsbad, NM. There was, and probably still is, a drive-in movie.

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Re: Games of future past
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2015, 06:53:42 AM »
We still have a couple of drive- ins here in SC. Beaufort and Sumter that I know of. I saw Star Wars at the Sumter venue when it first aired. Awesome.

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