"The Queen of American Watering Places"Cedar Point became a popular beach resort in the late 1870's, when visitors traveled to the peninsula by steamboat from Sandusky. The Grand Pavilion (1888), the oldest building in the park, dates from this era. Promoter George Boeckling formed the Cedar Point Pleasure Resort Company in 1897 and vastly expanded the resort's attractions. During the first decade of the 1900's, he built the lagoons, an amusement circle, and several hotels, including the landmark Breakers in 1905. The Coliseum, opened in 1906, became the centerpiece of the park and hosted many of the famous big bands through the Depression and World War II years. In the late 1950's, Cedar Point began its transformation into a modern amusement park.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort, The Ohio Historial Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 359796 N 4593255|
|Decimal Degrees||41.47865000, -82.67925000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 28.719', W 82° 40.755'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 28' 43.14" N, 82° 40' 45.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||419, 330, 567|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1870 Cedar Point Blvd, Sandusky OH 44870, US|
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