Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland’s Amusement Parks
Elmhurst History Museum
120 E. Park Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60302
Chicago has had its share of jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring amusement parks, from the rotations of the first Ferris wheel at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition to the ups-and-downs of The Bobs at Riverview. This new exhibit celebrates Chicago’s favorite destinations for fun and thrills, from early trolley parks and suburban attractions like Kiddieland, Santa’s Village, and Dispensa’s Kiddie Kingdom. Learn about the signature rides and iconic venues through rare photos and video, memorabilia, advertisements, and intriguing artifacts.
Event Cost: Free.
Event Times: 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays & Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, May 17-Aug. 18.