Giant Dipper

Giant Dipper (HM16OK)

Location: Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Santa Cruz County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.867', W 122° 0.961'

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Thrilling riders since 1924

The Giant Dipper roller coaster, with its trademark red and white structure, spectacular view of the Monterey Bay, and speedy dips and curves, keeps generations of riders coming back for more.

The Giant Dipper has thrilled over 50 million riders.

In 1987, the Giant Dipper was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Dipper FactsPlanner & builder: Arthur Looff
Length: One-half mile
Speed: Up to 55 MPG
Height of main hill: 70 feet
Ride time: 1 minute & 52 seconds
Paint to two-coat structure: Nearly 1,000 gallons
Rider capacity: 24 per train (2 Trains)
Age status: 6th oldest in U.S.
Ride price 1924: 15 cents

"... a tooth-loosener, eyeball-popper, and one long shriek." San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen
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HM NumberHM16OK
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Placed BySanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 6:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 587592 N 4091381
Decimal Degrees36.96445000, -122.01601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.867', W 122° 0.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 52.02" N, 122° 0' 57.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)408, 831, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 711 Beach St, Santa Cruz CA 95060, US
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