Sandy Beach Amusement Park

Sandy Beach Amusement Park (HMEL3)

Location: Russells Point, OH 43348 Logan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 28.356', W 83° 53.734'

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Nicknamed "Ohio's Million Dollar Playground" or "Atlantic City of the Midwest," Sandy Beach Amusement Park opened here on May 29, 1924. The park at Indian Lake featured a 2,000-foot long roller coaster and other popular rides, a boardwalk, and the Minnewawa Dance Hall. The Minnewawa and its succeeding dance pavilions hosted the greatest names of the Big Band era, and thousands of people came from all over Ohio to listen and dance to these popular entertainers. Societal turmoil and rioting in the 1960s affected the popularity of the park. Diminishing crowds, plus competition from larger theme parks such as Cedar Point and Kings Island, led to the park closing in the early 1970s. The lone remnant of the park is the steel arch bridge that spans the harbor.
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HM NumberHMEL3
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number3-46
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Logan County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 254531 N 4484241
Decimal Degrees40.47260000, -83.89556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 28.356', W 83° 53.734'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 28' 21.36" N, 83° 53' 44.04" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-265 E Main St, Russells Point OH 43348, US
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