Big Wheel & Game Boy Finally Get Their Overdue Place In The Toy Hall of Fame

original-gameboyCongratulations to the Game Boy (introduced in 1989 by Nintendo), the Big Wheel (introduced by Marx Toys back in 1969) and the timeless, age-old, Ball, which were all inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in upstate New York and now join the 41 previously enshrined toys.

With all the buzz about the newly added toys to the National Toy Hall of Fame in original-big-wheelRochester, New York announced yesterday, November 5, 2009, I thought it might be of interest to many of you around the country to check out some of the many wonderful toy museums closer to where you live, so you can revisit with your kids or grandkids, some of the toys you grew up with. Below you will find a list of several of them with links provided (where possible) to their websites.

* Check out my previous post about the National Toy Hall of Fame at this LINK


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Let The Good Times Roll With Pop Culture

old-tvLET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL! – This page will basically group together a large number of posts dealing with a very wide range of things associated with good times, fun stuff and Pop Culture – past, present and maybe even a little into the future.classic-white-retro-car

Pop Culture (short for “popular culture”) may be a little difficult to explain, due largely to the fact that it’s perpetually changing as time goes on, as we grow older, and things are ever evolving ….. It’s what’s happening around us each and everyday. It encompasses a lot of Ebbets_Field_Outside2territory – the styles and trends in clothing and fashions, the movies and television shows we watch, the music we listen to, the books and magazines we read, the vehicles we drive, the words or terminology we use everyday, the games we play (board games, video games, outdoor games), the places we visit and the memories we take with us ….. It’s all a part of our popular culture. It’s a reflection of our past Woodstock-album-coverchildhood memories, a retro feel of sorts, like missing a lot of the things we grew up with. It’s constantly being redefined as we grow older.We see what is popular or trendy each and every day no matter where we go or what you do. The media plays a huge part in this and thus becomes a major influence……probably even more-so today than in years gone by ….. billboards, TV, radio, newspapers, magazine ads and articles, the world wide web.We are being bombarded by images of  the retro_radiotrendiest fashion models, celebrity endorsements, the latest previews and releases of movies and TV, sporting events, medications, nutrition, health foods, the latest gadgets and technology, becoming more environmentally conscious and even how to save the planet….. how we look, how we dress, what we watch, where we shop as well as what we buy, where we travel to, what we eat, what we drive, what we do for fun and entertainment.  All rockem_sockem_robotsof the above defines what popular culture is today. It starts when we are infants, continues as toddlers through adolescents, teens, young adults into middle age and into our senior years. It seems that as we grow older, we yearn for  the fond memories of our youth, a more peaceful rubiks_cubeand innocent time, the things that gave us happiness and security. Every generation goes through this eventually, but the memories are obviously different with each passing one. Hopefully, this explanation hasn’t confused you even more than ever as what appears below is an accumulation of everything  mentioned above…… :)

This page will continue to be updated and expanded frequently

Please Stay Tuned ………. and check back often!






40 Best Road Trip Movies of All Time

50 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The World

Best National & State Parks in the USA

Fun Family Attractions In Arizona

Fun Family Attractions In British Columbia

Fun Family Attractions In California

Fun Family Attractions In The Pacific Northwest

Most Popular US Attractions: State By State

Remembering Lost & Forgotten Roadside Tourist Attractions & Amusement Parks On The West Coast



Amusingly Clever License Plates

15 Driving Tips For Better Fuel Economy

Songs About Cars & Driving



Best TV Game Shows of All Time

Catchphrases, Expressions & Slogans of the 50’s – 60’s – 70’s – 80’s

Favorite TV Dads Over The Years – Who Are Yours?

Gallery of Famous Cartoon Dogs Over The Years

Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time

TV Commercial Advertising: Greatest Slogans Jingles Taglines & Catchphrases of All Time

TV’s Greatest Variety Shows of All Time



40 Best Road Trip Movies of All Time

Best Baseball Movies Of All Time – “A Tribute To The Boys Of Summer”

Best Football Movies of All Time – Gridiron Action

Famous Movie Quotes We’ve Often Repeated



Video Game Consoles: A Visual History

Copy & Backup Any Video Game Easily With The Copy Wizard

FarmVille Strategy Guide: The Best Kept Secrets Revealed!


TOYS & GAMES:monopoly

Big Wheel & Game Boy Finally Get Their Overdue Place In The Toy Hall of Fame

Famous Toys Enshrined at the National Toy Hall of Fame

Most Popular Board & Action Games of All Time

Toy Museums Around The United States


BOOKS & READING:childrensbooks

100 Most Loved Children’s Books


And Now … A Word From Our Sponsorsmascots-cereal-bowl


Liquor Mascots: Do You Remember These?

Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time

TV Commercial Advertising: Greatest Slogans JinglesTaglines & Catchphrases of All Time

Worst Corporate Slogan Translations Ever Made



Some Are Fun… Some Are Disgusting… All Are Unusual…

10 Most Unusual Foods In The World For Adventurous Appetites

20 Incredible Edible Fair Foods – If You Dare

Bizarre Culinary Choices From Around The Globe

Freaky Fried Fair Foods



10 Fast Facts About Indian Casinos & Tribal Land

Indian Casinos of California

Songs About Gambling & Luck


EXPRESS YOURSELF:homework_brain_damage-4851

10 More Ideas or Thoughts To Ponder Over

12 Not-So-Deep Thoughts

25 Priceless Lessons On Life Learned From Mom

40+ Annoying Expressions & Stupid Sayings

Amusing Oxymorons

Catchphrases, Expressions & Slogans of the 50’s – 60’s – 70’s – 80’s

Did You Know? – Strange But True Facts & Triviaspock_livelongandprosper

How To Use Math Logic To Succeed

Humorous Observations of Real Life Experiences

Images That Say A Lot

Is Life Really Measured By Numbers?

Murphy’s Law – With Some New Insightkeep_on_truckin'

Questionable Thought Process

Random Thoughts To Make You Think

Strange & Obscure Words To Expand Your Vocabulary With

Tired of eBay? Look Where Else You Can Sell Online!

What Modern Conveniences Could You NOT Live Without?

What Really Scares People: Top 10 Fears

You Can Tell You’re Getting Old When…

You Know You’re Over The Hill If…


In The News…..moonlanding


09/09/09: The Numbers Game

1969-2009: Events That Changed Our Lives 40 Years Ago

25 Most Remembered Events in Modern US History – Where Were You & What Were You Doing?

Earth Day 2010: The 40th Anniversary

Woodstock Turns 40: What Might Have Been



9/11: Songs of Remembrance & Tribute For Patriot’s Day

Memorial Day Songs As A Tribute

Songs About Grief & Loss of A Loved One

Veterans Day Tribute: Songs Honoring Soldiers & Veterans



10 Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions

All Things Halloween

American Pride & Patriotic Songs

Amusing Stats About Santa & His Flying Reindeer

April Fool’s Day Traditions & Fun

Best Halloween Movies For Kids

Celebrating The Year of The Tiger In 2010

Christmas Novelty Songs: A Large Collection

Earth Day 2010: The 40th Anniversary

Fascinating Facts Legends & Myths About Halloween

Father’s Day Songs & Facts – A Tribute To Dad & Grandpa

Halloween Themed Songs: The Ultimate Playlist

Halloween Traditions Around The World

Labor Day Songs About Work

Love Songs For Valentine’s Day & More

Mother’s Day Songs For Mom

New Years Eve Songs

Song List of Irish Favorites For St. Patrick’s Day

Songs For Dad

Songs For Easter

Songs For Graduation

Songs For Thanksgiving

Songs To Celebrate America’s 4th of July

Thanksgiving Facts Legends Myths & Traditions

Thanksgiving Mazes & Word Search Games

Track Santa’s Christmas Eve Journey Online


MUSIC & VIBES:jukebox

Most Underrated Rock Bands of All Time

Remembering Michael Jackson

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Roll Call

Song Lists By Subject or Theme

Woodstock Turns 40: What Might Have Been


SPORTS Ramblings:sports_mix

Best Baseball Movies Of All Time – “A Tribute To The Boys Of Summer”

Best Football Movies of All Time – Gridiron Action

Songs About Baseball

Songs About Football – American Style

Sports Anthems: 100 Songs That Get Fans Pumped Up


PAMPERED PETS &animal-collage


Adorable Pups Live Video Stream Feed

Amusing Animal Antics

Chimpanzee Rescue Update

Gallery of Famous Cartoon Dogs Over The Years

Most Popular Breeds of Dogs In The USA

Songs About Animals & Pets

Top 10 Most Intelligent Breeds of Dogs


Facts & Figurestrivia_blast_logo_lg


09/09/09: The Numbers Game

Did You Know? – Strange But True Facts & TriviaTrivia-on-tap-logo1-sm

Common Diet Myths vs Actual Reality

5 Summer Food Mysteries Revealed

You Can Tell You’re Getting Old When…



Bizarre Strange & Unusual Phobias

What Really Scares People: Top 10 Fears



Largest Online Tattoo Gallery




Amazing Ability of The Human Mind

Brain Teaser Color Test

Cool Optical Illusions & Visual Effects

Find The Hidden Images

Optical Illusions: Seeing Is Not Always Believing

Sharpen Your Visual Skills With These Optical Illusions



Amusing Signs That Make You Wonder

Creative Funny & Unusual Signs

Images That Say A Lot

Look! More Amusing Funny & Stupid Signs

Saga of The 7 Dwarves In The 21st Century




Most Popular Board & Action Games of All Time

monopolyBoard games, with their colorful packaging, enticing game boards and iconic playing pieces, are popular with just about everyone. No matter what your taste, there’s a game out there for you. Besides testing your knowledge (Go To The Head Of The Class), or skill (Operation), or luck (Trouble), they are fun to play and a great way to interact socially with others. Milton Bradley has been by far the leading producer of board games, followed by Parker Brothers. Ideal Toys was the main producer of action games during the 1960s and 1970s.

The following is a list of  70+ classic board and action games that have been favorites of ours from early childhood (Candyland) to adult years (Trivial Pursuit). Some are associated strictly with the baby boom generation (Rock’ Em Sock ‘Em Robots), while others are playtime mainstays that have been around for decades (Monopoly).

1960_life_board_gameHopefully this will bring back happy memories of the games you played, in which you chanced it all at the spin of a wheel or a toss of the dice. After each game’s listing are the manufacturer and the year it debuted.  These games run the gamut – ranging from the  from Milton Bradley’s 1916 classic, Uncle Wiggly, all the way  through Cranium, released in 1992. See how many of these you remember 🙂

Most Popular Board & Action Games of All Time

  • Aggravation (CO-5 Company) – 1962AxisAndAlliesBox
  • Ants In The Pants (Schaper) – 1968
  • Axis & Allies (Milton Bradley) – 1984
  • Barrel of Monkees (Lakeside) – 1969
  • Balderdash (Robinson & Toyne)
  • Battleship (Milton Bradley) – 1967
  • Battling Tops (Ideal) – 1968
  • Bonkers! (Parker Brothers)180px-Go_To_The_Head_of_the_ClassJPG
  • Booby Trap (Parker Brothers) – 1965
  • Candy Land (Milton Bradley) – 1955
  • Careers (Parker Brothers) – 1955
  • Chutes & Ladders (Milton Bradley) – 1943
  • Clue (Parker Brothers) – 1949Battleship_game_vintage_box
  • Connect Four (Milton Bradley) – 1979
  • Cootie (Schaper) – 1948
  • Cranium (Alexander & Tait) – 1992
  • Don’t Break The Ice (Schaper) – 1967
  • Don’t Spill The Beans (Schaper) – 1967
  • Easy Money (Milton Bradley) – 1936
  • Finance (Parker Brothers) – 1932operation_game1
  • Game Of Life (Milton Bradley) – 1960
  • Game Of The States (Milton Bradley)
  • Gnip Gnop (Parker Brothers) – 1971
  • Go To The Head Of The Class (Milton Bradley) – 1938
  • Green Ghost (Transogram) – 1965
  • Hands Down (Ideal) – 1964
  • Headache (Kohner) – 1968
  • HeroQuest (Milton Bradley) – 1989
  • Hi-Ho Cherry-O (Whitman) – 1960
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos (Milton Bradley) – 1980Mouse_Trap
  • Jenga (Milton Bradley)
  • Kaboom! (Ideal) – 1966
  • KerPlunk (Ideal) – 1967
  • The Last Straw (Schaper) – 1966
  • Lie Detector (Mattel) – 1960
  • Mad Magazine Game (Parker Brothers) – 1979
  • Mall Madness (Milton Bradley) – 1988
  • Mastermind (Invicta) – 1972
  • Miss Popularity (Transogram) – 1961
  • Monopoly (Parker Brothers) – 1935
  • Mouse Trap (Ideal) – 1963
  • Mystery Date (Milton Bradley) – 1965riskboxshot
  • Operation (Milton Bradley) – 1965
  • Outburst (Hersch & Company) – 1986
  • Park & Shop (Milton Bradley)
  • Password (Milton Bradley) – 1962
  • Pay Day (Parker Brothers) – 1975
  • Perfection (Lakeside) – 1973
  • Pictionary (Western Publishing) – 1985stratego
  • Probe (Parker Brothers) – 1960s
  • Qubic (Parker Brothers) – 1968
  • Rebound (Ideal) – 1971
  • Risk (Parker Brothers) – 1959
  • Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots (Marx) – 1966
  • Scattergories (Hasbro) – 1988twisterbox
  • Scrabble (Selchow & Righter) – 1953
  • Skittle-Bowl (Aurora) – 1969
  • Sorry (Parker Brothers) – 1950
  • Stay Alive (Milton Bradley) – 1971
  • Stratego (Milton Bradley) – 1961
  • Taboo (Hasbro)
  • Time Bomb (Milton Bradley) – 1964
  • Tip-It (Ideal) – 1965yahtzee
  • Toss Across (Ideal) – 1969
  • Trivial Pursuit (Selchow & Righter) – 1981
  • Trouble (Kohner) – 1965
  • Twister (Milton Bradley) – 1966
  • Uncle Wiggly (Milton Bradley) – 1916

    Uncle Wiggly Game - circa 1916

  • Which Witch (Milton Bradley) – 1970
  • Yahtzee (E. S. Lowe) – 1956

Trivial Pursuit


Not to be left off this list — A nod has to be given to the ancient and ever popular games of backgammon, chess and checkers which have stood the test of time (as well as passed down from generation to generation) and are still very popular to this day.

Also — Games involving traditional playing cards (such as Poker, Black Jack, Gin Rummy, Solitaire, Hearts, Crazy 8’s, etc.) or specialty playing cards (Uno, Phase 10, Skip-Bo, etc.) were left off this particular list even though their popularity — WAS — and — STILL IS — HUGE!


Here’s another post that may be of interest to toy nostalgia enthusiasts from within this same website



Original "Candy Land" Game - circa 1949

Chutes & Ladders

TV Commercial Advertising: Greatest Slogans Jingles Taglines & Catchphrases of All Time

charmin_mr_whippleReminiscing over the past 50-60 years or so, it seems that commercials have always had ‘catchy’ slogans to make you remember their products the next time you go shopping or are in the market to buy a specific product. Sometimes these catchphrases go even beyond that. They can get stuck in your head like bubblegum on the bottom of your shoe. It wheres-the-beef-Wendys-adstrikes me as kind of funny that, as I was compiling this listing, I was actually amazed at how quickly I was able to recall many of these, even though some are 30-40 years old or more. Guess it’s safe to say they did their job quite effectively.

choo_choo_charlieA peppy jingle or clever catch phrase can make or break an ad campaign. Occasionally, an advertising agency will create a slogan or tune that resonates so strongly with the public that it remains in play for years or even decades. Many of these TV commercials are prime examples of that.CharlieTuna

Some of these on the list are relatively newer ones from the past 10 years or so, as others harken back to the early days of television. There were many regional commercials but I tried to focus on majority of the national ones that hit the airwaves.

OscarMayerBalognaSongHow many of these will you remember?

How many of these will get stuck in your head all over again just like they did when they originally aired?

Sit back, reminisce and enjoy the trip back in time through addicting, catchy, sometimes annoying, sometimes campy, but almost always entertaining…..  RETRO  TV  COMMERCIALS  😛


PS — Be sure when you’re through with this post you check out another related post tony-the-tigerabout advertising mascots and brand recognition.

Simply click on the link below..

Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time


  1. Ask any mermaid you happen to see…What’s the best tuna? Chicken of the Sea. star-kist-tuna-sorry-charlie(Chicken of the Sea Tuna)
  2. Sorry Charlie!….. Star Kist doesn’t want tuna with good taste….. Star Kist wants tuna that tastes good (Starkist Tuna)
  3. Look ma….. No cavities! (Crest Toothpaste)
  4. It’s naturally sweet … Taste reminds me of wild hickory nuts. I call Grape Nuts my back-to-nature cereal (said by Ewell Gibbons) (Grape Nuts Cereal)
  5. There’s always room for Jell-O (Jell-O Brand gelatin)
  6. A little dab’ll do ya  (Brylcreem Men’s Hair Gel)
  7. Time to make the donuts (Dunkin’ Donuts)
  8. I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV (Vicks Formula 44 Cough Syrup)
  9. Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon? (Grey Poupon Mustard)
  10. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing (Alka Seltzer)
  11. Silly rabbit — Trix are for kids (Trix cereal)
  12. Tastes great! Less filling! (Miller Lite Beer)
  13. I want my MTV! (MTV ad)
  14. Energizer! It’ll surprise you! Oi! (Energizer Batteries)
  15. It keeps going and going and going … (Energizer Batteries)
  16. It takes a licking and keeps on ticking” (Timex Watches)
  17. The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat (ABC’s Wide World of Sports)
  18. Waassup? (Budweiser Beer)aa
  19. Where’s the beef? (Wendy’s)
  20. Have it your way! (Burger King)
  21. Nothing beats a great pair of L’eggs (L’eggs Stockings) energizer_bunny
  22. My dog’s bigger than your dog….. My dog’s bigger than yours…(Ken-L-Ration Dog Food)
  23. I’m a Pepper, he’s a Pepper, she’s a Pepper, we’re a Pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too….. (Dr. Pepper)
  24. Like a rock (GM Trucks)
  25. Winston tastes good like a cigarette should (Winston Cigarettes)
  26. What do you want, good grammar or good taste? (Winston Cigarettes)
  27. I’d rather fight than switch (Tareyton Cigarettes)
  28. If it’s gotta be clean…..It’s gotta be Tide (Tide Laundry Detergent)
  29. Meet the Swinger, Polaroid Swinger. It’s more than a camera, it’s almost alive, it’s only 19 dollars and 95. (Polaroid Camera)
  30. Just a silly millimeter longer (Chesterfield Cigarettes)
  31. Ajax – Laundry Detergent ….. is stronger than dirt (Ajax Laundry Detergent)
  32. You get a quick tan with QT (Coppertone QT)
  33. Hungryyyyy, Hungry Jack. They gobble ’em up and the plate come back for Hungry Jack. (Hungry Jack)
  34. Please don’t squeeze the Charmin! (said by Mr. Whipple) (Charmin Bathroom Tissue)
  35. It’s squeezably soft….. It’s irresistible (Charmin Bathroom Tissue)
  36. Fly me (National Airlines)
  37. Fly the friendly skies of United (United Airlines)
  38. Because even an airline hostess should look like a girl (Braniff Airlines)
  39. Mr. Bubble gets you so clean your mother won’t know you (Mr. Bubble Bath Soap)
  40. Cleans your breath while it cleans your teeth. (Colgate Dental Cream) morton-salt
  41. If you believe in peanut butter, you gotta believe in Peter Pan (Peter Pan Peanut Butter)
  42. My wife….. I think I’ll keep her (Geritol Iron Supplement)
  43. Help! ….. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! (LifeCall)+(LifeAlert)
  44. Are those Bugle Boy Jeans that you’re wearing? (Bugle Boy Jeans)
  45. This is your brain — This is your brain on drugs. (Partnership for a Drug-Free America PSA)
  46. Ancient Chinese secret, huh? (Calgon Laundry Additive)
  47. Sometimes you feel like a nut — sometimes you don’t. (Almond Joy & Mounds candy bars)
  48. Gimme a break… Gimme a break…Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar (Kit Kat Candy Bar)
  49. What would you do for a Klondike bar? (Klondike Ice Cream)
  50. Melts in your mouth, not in your hands (M & M’s candies)
  51. I don’t wanna grow up….. I’m a Toys R Us kid (Toys R Us toy store)
  52. I’d like to teach the world to sing…  in perfect harmony… I’d like to buy the world a coke and keep it company (Coca-Cola)
  53. It’s the real thing (Coca-Cola)
  54. It’s so easy, a caveman could do it (Geico)
  55. Like a good neighbor…..State Farm is there (State Farm Insurance)
  56. What’s in your wallet? (Capital One)
  57. He likes it! ….. Hey Mikey! (Life cereal) life-cereal-hey-mikey
  58. Think outside the bun (Taco Bell)
  59. Hey, you sank my battleship (Battleship game)
  60. They’re G-R-E-A-T! (said by Tony The Tiger) (Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes)
  61. You’re soaking in it (said by Madge The Manicurist) (Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid)
  62. Have it your way (Burger King)
  63. Nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s (said by Brooke Shields) (Calvin Klein Jeans)
  64. Good to the last drop (Maxwell House Coffee)
  65. The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup! (Folgers Coffee)
  66. It’s mountain grown — the richest kind of coffee (said by Mrs. Olson) (Folgers Coffee)
  67. It’s fun to tickle your tongue with Fruit Stripe Gum (Fruit Stripe Gum)
  68. It’s the right beer now (Coors Light)
  69. You’ve got the right one baby (said by Ray Charles) (Pepsi-Cola)
  70. All of my men wear English Leather… or they wear nothing at all! (English Leather Cologne)
  71. Strong enough for a man….. but made for a woman (Secret Deodorant)
  72. Have a Coke and a smile (Coca-Cola)
  73. Coors…the silver bullet! (Coors Beer)
  74. This is a good place for a Stick-Up (Airwick Stick-Up Air Fresheners)
  75. Plop Plop….. Fizz Fizz….. Oh what a relief it is! (Alka Seltzer)
  76. I’d walk a mile for a Camel (Camel Cigarettes)
  77. Share the moment….. Share life (Kodak) state-farm-like-a-good-neighbor
  78. Doing what we do best (American Airlines)
  79. Something special in the air (American Airlines)
  80. “A” is for apple “J” is for jacks, Cinnamon crunchy Apple Jacks. Fun to eat an apply treat! Kellogg’s Apple Jacks (Apple Jacks cereal)
  81. Oh, I’d love to be an Oscar Mayer Wiener….. That is what I’d truly like to be….. ‘Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener….. Everyone would be in love with me! (Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs)  green-giant
  82. My bologna has a first name, it’s  O-S-C-A-R… My bologna has a second name it’s M-A-Y-E-R… Oh! I love to eat it every day… And if you ask me why, I’ll say…  Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A. (Oscar Mayer Bologna)
  83. “Hot dogs!.. Armor Hot dogs!.. What kind of kid likes Armor hot dogs?.. Big kids, little kids, kids who climb on rocks!.. Fat kids, skinny kids,.. even kids with chicken pox like hot dogs! Armor hot dogs!.. The dogs kids love to bite!” (Armor Hot Dogs)
  84. Get A little closer! Don’t be shy’ (Arrid Extra Dry Deoderant)
  85. Look how good you look now (Avon)
  86. You deserve a break today… so get up and get away…to McDonald’s…We do it all for you! (McDonalds)
  87. Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun (McDonalds)
  88. Be all that you can be (US Army promo ad)
  89. M’m good, M’m good…That’s what Campbell’s soups are…M’m good! (Campbell’s Soup)
  90. See the USA in your Chevrolet (Chevrolet/GM)
  91. Double your pleasure….. double your fun (Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum)
  92. Diamonds are forever (DeBeers Jewelers)
  93. Just do it! (Nike Shoes)
  94. The pause that refreshes (Coca-Cola) chevrolet-see-the-usa
  95. We try harder (Avis Rent-A-Car)
  96. The Breakfast of Champions (Wheaties Cereal)
  97. Does she or doesn’t she? (Clairol)
  98. When it rains… pours (Morton Salt)
  99. Let your fingers do the walking (Yellow Pages)
  100. M & M’s melt in your mouth….. Not in your hand (M&M candies)
  101. We bring good things to life (General Electric)
  102. Come to where the flavor is…come to Marlboro Country! (Marlboro Cigarettes)
  103. Come up to the KOOL taste….. taste extra freshness every time you smoke (Kool Cigarettes)
  104. Outstanding…and they are Mild! (Pall Mall Cigarettes)
  105. Show me a filter cigarette that delivers the taste, and I’ll eat my hat! (Lucky Strike Cigarettes)
  106. LSMFT – Lucky Strike means fine tobacco! (Lucky Strike Cigarettes)
  107. To a smoker….. It’s a Kent (Kent Cigarettes) give-a-hoot-dont-pollute
  108. Watch for falling prices! (Wal-Mart)
  109. Put a tiger in your tank (Exxon Gas)
  110. You can trust your car to the man that wears the star (Texaco Gas)
  111. Don’t leave home without it (American Express)
  112. Do you know me (American Express)
  113. Master the possibilities (Master Card)
  114. It’s everywhere you want to be (Visa)
  115. Priceless! (Master Card)
  116. There are some things money can’t buy….. For everything else, there’s MasterCard (Master Card)
  117. In the valley of the jolly…ho ho ho…Green Giant (Green Giant Vegetables)
  118. They’re magically delicious! (Lucky Charms cereal)
  119. This Bud’s for you! (Budweiser Beer)
  120. Only you can prevent forest fires (said by Smokey Bear) (US Forest Service)
  121. We’ll leave a light on for you (Motel 6)
  122. You’ll wonder where the yellow went….. when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent! (Pepsodent Toothpaste)
  123. The Best a Man Can Get (Gillette Razor)
  124. Let Hertz put you in the driver’s seat (Hertz Rent-A-Car)
  125. Today the pits, tomorrow the wrinkles (Sunsweet Prunes)
  126. Ring around the collar (Wisk Laundry Detergent)
  127. The Uncola (7-Up)
  128. You Like It, It Likes You (7-Up)
  129. Nothing does it like 7 Up! (7-Up)
  130. Crisp refreshing 7 Up (7-Up)
  131. Never Had It, Never Will (caffeine) (7-Up)
  132. When you want the taste of UN, there’s only one (7-Up)
  133. Helps build strong bodies 12 ways (Wonder Bread) wonder-bread-helps-build-bodies
  134. I want my Maypo! (said by Marky Maypo) (Maypo Cereal)
  135. Leggo my Eggo (Eggo Toaster Waffles)
  136. Everything you ever wanted in a beer…..and less (Miller Lite Beer)
  137. Give a hoot…..Don’t pollute! (US Forestry Service)
  138. Manly, yes…..but women like it too! (Irish Spring Soap)
  139. Fresh as an Irish Spring morning (Irish Spring Soap)
  140. The road will never be the same (Acura)
  141. The Heartbeat of America! (Chevrolet)
  142. Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick (Buick)
  143. If it’s Borden….. It’s got to be good (Borden)
  144. And away go troubles… Down the drain (RotoRooter Plumbers) klondike-bar-what-would-you-do
  145. The difference is Dell (Dell Computers)
  146. Ask about it at work (Aflac)
  147. We know money (AIG)
  148. You’re in good hands with Allstate (Allstate Insurance)
  149. Mama Mia…..Thatsa spicy meatball (Alka Seltzer)
  150. Doesn’t your dog deserve Alpo? (Alpo Dog Food)
  151. Behold the power of cheese (American Dairy Association)
  152. For fast, fast, fast relief (Anacin)
  153. Think different! (Apple Computers)
  154. Reach out and touch someone (AT&T)
  155. Higher Standards (Bank of America)
  156. Thank you for your support (Bartles & Jaymes)
  157. Bayer works wonders (Bayer Aspirin)
  158. Flick my Bic! (Bic Pens)
  159. Life’s messy….. Clean it up! (Bissell Vacuums)
  160. The quicker picker-upper (Bounty Paper Towels)
  161. Fill it to the rim — with Brim (Brim Decaffeinated Coffee)
  162. The king of beers (Budweiser Beer)
  163. The champagne of bottled beers (Miller High Life Beer)
  164. A can a week….. That’s all we ask (California Almond Growers)  got-milk
  165. Got milk? (California Milk Processor Board)
  166. Calgon…..Take me away (Calgon Bath Products)
  167. For virtually spotless dishes (Cascade)
  168. I am stuck on Band-Aids ’cause Band-Aids stuck on me (Band-Aids bandages)
  169. It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature! (Chiffon Margarine)
  170. Fit for a king! (Imperial Margarine)
  171. The only way to fly! (Western Airlines)
  172. When you care enough to send the very best (Hallmark Greeting Cards)
  173. We answer to a higher authority (Hebrew National Franks) lays-betcha-cant-eat-just-one
  174. Every kiss begins with Kay! (Kay Jewelers)
  175. Come to where the flavor is….. Come to Marlboro country (Marlboro Cigarettes)
  176. Tastes so good….. Cats ask for it by name (Meow Mix Cat Food)
  177. Betcha can’t eat just one? (Lay’s Potato Chips)
  178. The noisiest chips in the world (Laura Scudder Potato Chips)
  179. It helps the hurt stop hurting (Bactine Antiseptic Spray)
  180. They plump when you cook ’em (Ballpark Franks)
  181. Because so much is riding on your tires (Michelin Tires)
  182. Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride (Listerine Mouthwash)
  183. Is it live or is it Memorex (Memorex Recording Tape)  memorex-is-it-live
  184. Beef…..It’s what’s for dinner (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association)
  185. Pork…..The other white meat (Natinal Pork Board)
  186. A-1 makes hamburgers taste like steakburgers (A1 Steak Sauce)
  187. Ace is the place with the Helpful Hardware Man (Ace Hardware)
  188. Stronger Than Dirt (Ajax Laundry Detergent)
  189. Mama Mia, that’s a spicy meata ball (Alka-Seltzer)
  190. Try it…..  You’ll like it! (Alka-Seltzer)
  191. Doesn’t your dog deserve Alpo (Alpo Dog Food)
  192. The incredible, edible egg
  193. Don’t leave home without it. (American Express) ajax-stronger-than-dirt
  194. Twice as much of the pain reliever doctors recommend most (Anacin)
  195. The quality goes in before the name goes on (Zenith TV)
  196. The King of Beers (Budweiser Beer)
  197. This Bud’s for you (Budweiser Beer)
  198. I love you, Ma-a-a-n (Budweiser Beer)
  199. When you say Bud (Budweiser Beer)
  200. When you say Budweiser…..You’ve said it all! (Budweiser Beer)
  201. Think different (Apple Computers)
  202. There’s something about an Aqua Velva man (Aqua Velva Cologne) butterfinger-bart-simpson
  203. Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger! (said by Bart Simpson) (Butterfinger Candy Bar)
  204. Take it off…..Take it all off! (Noxzema Shaving Cream)
  205. The nighttime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head fever so you can rest medicine (NyQuil)
  206. The mark of a man (Old Spice Aftershave/Cologne)
  207. Catch our smile (Pacific Southwest Airlines)
  208. The flavor says butter! (Parkay Margarine)
  209. Is this any way to run an airline?…..You bet it is! (National Airlines)
  210. This is your brain….. This is your brain on drugs….. Any questions? (Partnership for a Drug-Free America)
  211. Just slightly ahead of our time (Panasonic)
  212. Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful (Pantene Shampoo)
  213. Nothin’ says lovin’ like something from the oven (Pillsbury Poppin’ Fresh Dough)
  214. Once you POP, you can’t STOP! (Pringles Potato Chips)
  215. It’s not polite to smack your lips but you just can’t help it with Frito’s Corn Chips (Frito’s Corn Chips)
  216. Oot-fray, Oops-lay (Froot Loops Cereal)
  217. Built Ford tough! (Ford)
  218. Ford has a better idea. (Ford)
  219. Have you driven a Ford lately (Ford)
  220. Quality is Job 1 (Ford)
  221. Get a piece of the rock (Prudential Insurance)
  222. Something to smile about (Quaker Oatmeal)
  223. You’ve got questions….. We’ve got answers (Radio Shack)
  224. How do you spell relief? R-O-L-A-I-D-S (Rolaids)
  225. The beer that made Milwaukee famous (Schlitz Beer)
  226. It won’t slow you down (Coors Light Beer)
  227. Always there in a pinch (Skoal Tobacco)
  228. With a name like Smucker’s…..It has to be good (Smucker’s Jam/Jellies)
  229. We make money the old-fashion way…..We earn it (Smith Barney)
  230. Made from the best stuff on earth (Snapple)
  231. Obey your thirst (Sprite)
  232. Live in your world….. Play in ours (PlayStation)
  233. You are now free to move about the country (Southwest Airlines)
  234. Expect more…..Pay less (Target)
  235. We bring good things to life (General Electric)
  236. Imagination at work (General Electric)
  237. Head for the border (Taco Bell)
  238. Yo quiero Taco Bell (Taco Bell)
  239. Can you hear me now? (Verizon Wireless)
  240. I coulda had a V-8 (V-8 Vegetable Juice)
  241. You’ve come a long way, baby (Virginia Slims Cigarettes)
  242. Taste that beats the others cold…..Pepsi pours it on! (Pepsi)
  243. It gets the red out (Visine Eye Drops)
  244. Always low prices…..Always! (Wal-Mart)
  245. The quality goes in before the name goes on (Zenith TV)
  246. It’s such a comfort to take the bus and leave the driving to us (Greyhound)
  247. Celebrate the moments of your life (General Foods)
  248. Babies are our business (Gerber Baby Food)
  249. Oh the possibilities (Fisher-Price Toys)
  250. Look sharp…..Feel sharp (Gillette)
  251. The best a man can get (Gillette)
  252. Never let ’em see you sweat (Gillette Dry Idea)
  253. Sooner or later….. You’ll own General (General Tires)
  254. Deep down you want Hoover (Hoover Vacuum)
  255. Breakfast never sounded so good (Jimmie Dean Sausages)
  256. When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight (Fed Ex)
  257. When EF Hutton talks…..People listen (EF Hutton)
  258. You can be sure if it’s Westinghouse (Westinghouse Appliances)
  259. It’s the oooonly way to fly (WesternAirlines)
  260. Because life is not a spectator sport (Reebok Shoes)
  261. Rice-A-Roni….. The San Francisco Treat (Rice-A-Roni)
  262. Anything less would be uncivilized (Right Guard Deoderant)
  263. You can take Salem out of the country but …..You can’t take the country out of Salem (Salem Cigarettes)
  264. Everything You Love About Coffee (Sanka Coffee)
  265. Grab life by the horns (Dodge)
  266. Everybody doesn’t like something….. but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee (Sara Lee)
  267. You only go around once in  this life, so you have to grab for all the gusto you can get (Schlitz Beer)
  268. When you’re out of Schlitz….. You’re out of beer (Schlitz Beer)
  269. The more you know….. The more you trust Bayer (Bayer Aspirin)
  270. Starts your car when other batteries won’t (Sears Die-Hard Batteries)
  271. Run faster!…..Jump higher! (PF Flyers/Keds Shoes)
  272. Floats the dirt right down the drain (Ajax)
  273. Crisp and clean with no caffeine. (7-Up)
  274. Taste the rainbow! (Skittles Candy)
  275. Serutan ….. That’s Natures spelled backward (Serutan)
  276. Hold that tiger! (LeTigre Shirts)
  277. Fits your body like a hammer fits your hand. (Levi’s Jeans)
  278. Let Hertz put you in the driver’s seat (Hertz Rent-A-Car)
  279. If  it says Libby’s, Libby’s, Libby’s on the label, label, label…You will like it, like it, like it….. on your table table table (Libby’s Canned Foods)
  280. Kill the germs….. Feel the clean (Listerine Mouthwash)
  281. Oh Fab…I’m glad…they put real Borax in you (Fab Laundry Detergent)
  282. A Day Without Orange Juice is Like a Day Without Sunshine (Florida Citrus Commission)
  283. Smart…..Very Smart (Magnavox TV)
  284. Our repairmen are the loneliest guys in town (Maytag)
  285. Great coffee taste without bitterness (Mellow Roast Coffee)
  286. Bullish on America (Merrill Lynch)
  287. Where do you want to go today? (Microsoft)
  288. If you’ve got the time …..We’ve got the beer (Miller Beer)
  289. Everything you always wanted in a beer…..and less (Miller Lite Beer)
  290. Goodness you can taste (Minute Maid Orange Juice)
  291. Do the Dew! (Mountain Dew)
  292. Why don’t you pick me up and smoke me sometime? (Muriel Cigars)
  293. Because I’m worth it! (L’Oreal)
  294. Richness worth a second cup (Yuban Coffee)
  295. Promise her anything, but give her Arpege (Arpege Perfume)
  296. Ban won’t wear off as the day wears on (Ban Roll-On Deodorant)
  297. Bayer works wonders (Bayer Aspirin)
  298. Never let them see you sweat (Dry Idea Deodorant)
  299. Everything’s better with Blue Bonnet on it (Blue Bonnet Margarine)
  300. If it’s Borden, it’s got to be good (Borden)
  301. Absorbs like magic (Bounty Paper Towels)
  302. Thirst pockets for spill relief (Brawny Paper Towels)
  303. Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick? (Buick)
  304. Sometimes you’ve got to break the rules (Burger King)
  305. Roll that beautiful bean footage (Bush’s Baked Beans)
  306. Next to myself….. I like BVD best (BVD Underwear)
  307. If it doesn’t get all over the place….. it doesn’t belong in your face (Carl’s Jr.)
  308. Don’t bother me….. I’m eating (Carl’s Jr.)
  309. Without us, some guys would starve (Carl’s Jr.)
  310. The milk from contented cows (Carnation Milk)
  311. If he kissed you once….. Will he kiss you again? (Certs Breath Mints)
  312. It’s two…two…two mints in one! (Certs Breath Mints)
  313. Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet (Chevrolet)
  314. If you find a better car….. Buy it! (said by Lee Iacocca) (Chrysler)
  315. If I have but one life to live….. let me live it as a blonde! (Clairol Shampoo)
  316. Hair color so natural….. Only her hairdresser knows for sure (Clairol Shampoo)
  317. Things go better with Coca-Cola…..Things go better with Coke (Coca-Cola)
  318. It’s the real thing (Coca-Cola)
  319. Have a Coke and a smile (Coca-Cola)
  320. Coke is it! (Coca-Cola)
  321. Can’t beat the feeling (Coca-Cola)
  322. Just for the taste of it, Diet Coke (Diet Coke)
  323. I go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs! (Cocoa Puffs Cereal)
  324. Sometimes you’ve got to break the rules – Burger King)
  325. Something good always comes of it (Bisquick)
  326. The proud bird with the golden tail (Continental Airlines)
  327. Delta is ready when you are (Delta Airlines)
  328. Brewed with Pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water (Coors Beer)
  329. Taste the high country….. Taste Coors (Coors Beer)
  330. Don’t be a Paleface!”  (Coppertone Tanning Lotion)
  331. Tan – Don’t Burn! (Coppertone Tanning Lotion)
  332. Candy-Coated Popcorn, Peanuts, and a Prize…..That’s what you get in Cracker Jack  (Cracker Jack)
  333. Cleans your teeth while it cleans your breath (Dentyne Gum)
  334. Aren’t you glad you use Dial …..Don’t you wish everybody did? (Dial Soap)
  335. I drink Dr Pepper and I’m Proud….. I’m Part of an Original Crowd… (Dr. Pepper)
  336. Freshness never tasted so good (Hostess snack cakes)
  337. We will sell no wine – before its time (said by Orson Welles) (Paul Masson Wines)
  338. The most original soft drink ever in the whole wide world (Dr. Pepper)
  339. It’s the cheesiest! (Kraft Macaroni & Cheese)
  340. Finger lickin’ good (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  341. Kid tested…..Mother approved (Kix cereal)
  342. Share moments…..Share life (Kodak)
  343. When banks compete…..You win (Lending Tree)
  344. Celebrate the moments of your life (General Foods)
  345. Here’s to good friends, Tonight is kind of special. The beer we’ll pour, must say something more, somehow….. So tonight (tonight), Tonight, Let it be Löwenbräu (Lowenbrau Beer)
  346. When the hungries hit…..hit the Red Barn (Red Barn)
  347. Eat Fresh (Subway)
  348. It’s a good time for the great taste of McDonalds (McDonalds)
  349. I’m lovin’ it (McDonalds)
  350. Did somebody say McDonalds? (McDonalds)
  351. Do what tastes right (Wendys)
  352. We do chicken right (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  353. Roll out the Burgie (Burgermeister Beer)
  354. It’s not just a job…..It’s an Adventure (US Navy)
  355. The few…..the proud…..The Marines (US Marine Corp)
  356. Like a rock! (Chevrolet)
  357. It’s the water! (Olympia Beer)
  358. Crave the wave (Ocean Spray)
  359. Come Alive!…..You’re in the Pepsi generation! (Pepsi-Cola)
  360. You’ve got a lot to live…..Pepsi’s got a lot to give (Pepsi-Cola)
  361. The choice of a new generation (Pepsi-Cola)
  362. The closer you get…..The better you look (Nice ‘N Easy Shampoo)
  363. Gentlemen prefer Hanes (Hanes Underwear)
  364. Bring out the Best Foods and bring out the best! (Best Foods Real Mayonnaise)
  365. Yes Yes YES!!! (Herbal Essence Shampoo)
  366. The great American chocolate bar (Hershey’s Chocolate)
  367. Fresh and clean as a whistle (Irish Spring Soap)
  368. Anything less would be uncivilized  (Right Guard Deodorant)
  369. The other guys! (Goodrich Tires)
  370. We’re looking for a few good men (US Marine Corp)
  371. The toughest job you’ll ever love (US Peace Corp)
  372. RAID kills bugs dead! (Raid)
  373. It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken (Purdue Chicken)
  374. If it’s Ore-Ida…..It’s all-righta! (Ore-Ida Potatoes)
  375. Only fit for a king (Nine Lives Cat Food)
  376. What can brown do for you? (UPS)
  377. Watch out Federal!…..Here comes Airborne! (Airborne Express)
  378. Take life a little easier (sung by Rodney Allen Rippey) (Jack In The Box)
  379. You get a big delight in every bite (Hostess Snack Cakes)
  380. Choosy mothers choose Jiff (Jiff Peanut Butter)
  381. Who wears short shorts? (Nair Hair Removal Cream)
  382. I’m gonna wash that gray right outta my hair
  383. That frosty mug taste (A&W Root Beer)
  384. You asked for it…..You got it!…..Toyota! (Toyota)
  385. Get your hands on a Toyota and you’ll never let go (Toyota)
  386. Double A [A-A] [honk! honk!] M-C-O (AAMCO Transmissions)
  387. Take a bite outta crime! (said by McGruff the dog) (National Crime Prevention Council)
  388. Kibbles and Bits!…..Kibbles and Bits!…. I’m gonna get me some Kibbles and Bits! (Kibbles & Bits Dog Food)
  389. They don’t say Hanes until I say they say Hanes! (said by Inspector 12) (Hanes Underwear)
  390. How ’bout a nice Hawaiian Punch?…..Sure! (Hawaiian Punch)
  391. My dog’s healthy and it shows….. cause he’s got the Hi-Pro glow! (Hi Pro Dog Food)
  392. Don’t cook tonight….. Call Chicken Delight (Chicken Delight Restaurants)
  393. Man to man smoke a Roi-Tan… Man to man smoke a Roi-Tan Cigar (Roi-Tan Cigars)
  394. Take Sominex tonight and sleep, sleep, sleep (Sominex Sleep-Aid)
  395. We’re gonna tempt your tummy, with the taste of Nuts and Honey, its a honey of an ‘O’, it’s Honey Nut Cheerios (Honey Nut Cheerios)
  396. My Buddy….. My Buddy….. My Buddy and me!” (My Buddy Doll for boys)
  397. Do a dallop!…..Do, Do a dallop (Daisy Brand Sour Cream)
  398. Share the fantasy! (Chanel Perfume)
  399. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more (Geico Insurance)
  400. More Ovaltine Please! (Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Drink Mix)
  401. Yeah!….. It’s that important (A1 Steak Sauce)
  402. Eattin’ good in the neighborhood (Applebee’s Restaurants)
  403. Reputation you can ride on (Big ‘O’ Tires)
  404. What’s your share? (Ameritrade Stock Broker)
  405. Get in!… Get out!… Get on with your life! (Chili’s Restaurants)
  406. Easy to buy….. Easy to own….. Easy as Dell (Dell Computers)
  407. It’s not delivery….. It’s DiGiorno (DiGiorno Frozen Pizza)
  408. Get the door….. It’s Domino’s! (Domino’s Pizza)
  409. Pizza! Pizza! (Little Caesars Pizza)
  410. Gather ’round the good stuff (Pizza Hut)
  411. The last honest pizza (Round Table Pizza)
  412. Come hungry….. Leave happy! (IHOP Restaurants)
  413. When you’re here….. You’re family (Olive Garden Restaurants)
  414. Roaches check in….. But they don’t check out! (Black Flag’s Roach Motel)
  415. Taste me! Taste me!….. Come on and taste me! (Doral Cigarettes)
  416. It’s nice to feel… so good about a meal… so good about Kentucky Fried Chicken (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  417. We do chicken right! (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  418. Come see the softer side of Sears (Sears)
  419. It’s all inside (JC Penny)
  420. You can do it….. We can help (Home Depot)
  421. Let’s build something together (Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores)
  422. You’ll love it at Levitz (Levitz Furniture Store)
  423. And on you go (American Automobile Association – AAA Insurance)
  424. Better ingredients…..Better pizza (Papa Johns Pizza)
  425. Trust the Midas touch (Midas Muffler)
  426. Next to you…what he likes best… and needs most (Chuck Wagon Dog Food)
  427. Be careful how you use it (Hai Karate Aftershave)
  428. The essence of man (Brut Cologne & Aftershave)
  429. Share your fantasy (Chanel No. 5 Perfume)
  430. Because you’re worth it (Oreal Cosmetics)
  431. Now you have a friend in the diamond business (The Shane Company Jewelers)
  432. That was easy (Staples)
  433. It pays to discover (Discover Card)
  434. You’re going to like the way you look….. I guarantee it! (Men’s Warehouse)
  435. Keep America Strong….. Buy U.S. Savings Bonds (US Savings Bonds)
  436. Mail moves the country….. Zip Code moves the mail (US Postal Service)


Just a reminder…..

Here’s the mascot link once again…..

Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time


Best TV Game Shows of All Time

lets-make-a-dealThis should be a memorable trip back in time for the TV Game Show buffs out there. The focus here is on United States game shows, although many probably have been aired regularly in Canada and across to Britian andpress-your-luck-game-show the United Kingdom, and maybe even into Europe and the Orient. This list is not necessarily in any particular order other than the fact that this is probably the definitive list of television’s greatest shows of chance, knowledge or just plain luck. Following the name of each show is the most remembered host(s)

  1. The Price Is Right —> hosted by Bob Barker and Bill Cullen
  2. Jeopardy —> hosted by Alex Trebeck and Art Flemeng
  3. Hollywood Squares —> hosted by Peter Marshall and John Davidson
  4. The Match Game —> hosted by Gene Rayburn and Bert Convy
  5. Press Your Luck —> hosted by Peter Tomarken
  6. Let’s Make A Deal —> hosted by Monty Hall
  7. $10,000/$25,000 Pyramid —> hosted by Dick Clark, Bill Cullen, Donny Osmond
  8. Wheel of Fortune —> hosted by Chuck Woolery and Pat Sajack
  9. Family Feud —> hosted by Richard Dawson, Ray Combs, Richard Karn and John O’Hurley
  10. Tic Tac Dough —> hosted by Wink Martindale
  11. Joker’s Wild —> hosted by Jack Barry, Bill Cullen and Jim Peck
  12. To Tell The Truth —> hosted by Bud Collyer and Garry Moore
  13. Truth of Consequences —> hosted by Ralph Edwards, Bob Barker and Bob Hilton
  14. Name That Tune —> hosted by George DeWitt, Dennis James and Tom Kennedy
  15. Concentration —> hosted by Hugh Downs, Bob Clayton, Jack Narz and Alex Trebek
  16. You Bet Your Life —> hosted by Groucho Marx
  17. Sale of the Century —> hosted by Jack Kelly, Joe Garagiola and Jim Perry
  18. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire —> hosted by Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira
  19. The Weakest Link —> hosted by Anne Robinson and George Gray
  20. Lingo —> hosted by Michael Reagan and Chuck Woolery
  21. What’s My Line? —> hosted by John Charles Daly, Wally Bruner and Larry Blyden
  22. I’ve Got A Secret —> hosted by Garry Moore, Bill Cullen and Steve Allen
  23. Password —> hosted by Allen Ludden
  24. Scrabble —> hosted by Chuck Woolery
  25. The Newlywed Game —> hosted by Bob Eubanks
  26. Love Connection —> hosted by Chuck Woolery
  27. $64,000 Question —> hosted by Hal March
  28. Shenanigans —> hosted by Stubbie Kay
  29. Treasure Hunt —> hosted by Jan Murray and Geoff Edwards
  30. Deal or No Deal —> hosted by Howie Mandel
  31. Don’t Forget The Lyrics —> hosted by Wayne Brady
  32. Whose Line Is It Anyways —> hosted by Clive Anderson and Drew Carey
  33. Tattletales —> hosted by Bert Convy
  34. Card Sharks —> hosted by Jim Perry and Bob Eubanks
  35. You Don’t Say —> hosted by Tom Kennedy and Jim Peck
  36. The Dating Game —> hosted by Jim Lange
  37. Supermarket Sweep —> hosted by Bill Malone and David Ruprecht
  38. Win, Lose or Draw —> hosted by Bert Convy
  39. Blockbusters —> hosted by Bill Cullen
  40. The Liar’s Club —> hosted by Rod Serling, Bill Berry and Bill Armstrong
  41. Greed —> hosted by Chuck Woolery
  42. Say When —> hosted by Art James
  43. High Rollers —> hosted by Alex Trebek and Wink Martindale
  44. Chain Reaction —> hosted by Geoff Edwards
  45. Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? —> hosted by Jeff Foxworthy
  46. Child’s Play —> hosted by Bill Cullen
  47. MTV’s Double Dare —> hosted by Marc Summers
  48. Beat The Clock —> hosted by Bud Collyer, Jack Narz and Gene Wood
  49. GE College Bowl —> hosted by Allen Ludden
  50. Cash Cab —> hosted by Ben Bailey

Remembering Lost & Forgotten Roadside Tourist Attractions & Amusement Parks On The West Coast

Remembering Lost & Forgotten

Roadside Tourist Attractions

& Amusement Parks On The West Coast

Marineland of the Pacific

With the unofficial arrival of summer comes the wonderful memories of treasured family summer vacations of the past as well as quite a few weekend road trips and stops along the way at eye-catching signs and kitschy trading posts. My goal here was to briefly reflect on those that are abandoned, lost, forgotten or no longer in existence – or in other words – defunct. I simply wanted to acknowledge or pay tribute to these closed, abandoned or destroyed places of enjoyment from our youth. They may be gone but they are definitely NOT FORGOTTEN. These include but are not limited to theme parks, amusement parks, animal parks, roadside attractions, ball parks, stadiums, speedway, racetracks, concert venues, military installations, super parks, off-the-wall eye-catchers, cheesy or kitschy tourist traps, museums, water parks, etc. They all offer one thing in common – pleasant childhood memories of growing up in times that are so very different than they are today. Now that these places are closed, all we have left are our memories to share with others who can more or less relate. So here begins a small journey or an escape, if you will, to


Lion Country Safari

recollected fun places and locations from family vacations and short excursions of years past – a majority of which are in California, but also including a number of places in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, British Columbia, Canada plus a few more elsewhere, but by no means is this list complete…..(as I seriously doubt that could ever be possible) – but just a good start on that stroll down memory lane. The years that appear following the location are the opening and closing years of the attraction (if known). I’ve also included a number of sports facilities, music venues & military bases that offer special or unusual attractions to this ever-growing list.

Santas Village Scotts Valley

Santa’s Village

Also to make these listings somewhat easier to find, they’re listed alphabetically. Please feel free to comment, update, or to add your own input. This list is by no means, complete. Please feel free to suggest additional places that should be included here – places that drew attention to motorists on that long road trip adventure – at some time in the past. I’m always interested to find out what others have come across in their travels >>> Enjoy 🙂



Hobbiton USA

► On-going additions as well as updates continue on this post, with the latest entries being added on 1/17/2017 – Links are also being added from time-to-time on attraction listings so you can search additional sources for more details and/or history, whenever possible. In some cases, Wikipedia links are used when no others can be found. 


Are you aware of other places of interest that you have been to that are not listed here? Let me know – Also try to give some details about the attraction. Suggestions, comments and ideas are always welcome and encouraged.


    1. 24 Hour Church Of Elvis – Portland, OR (1985-2002) – link / link#2


      24 Hour Church of Elvis

    2. Abbot Kinney Pier (Amusement Park) – Venice, CA  (1905-1920) – link
    3. Adventureland – Winfield BC, CANADA (1967-1980s) attractions included Time Machine, Noah’s Ark, Western Town, super slide, simulated submarine, a petting zoo & more  link  …………………………………………………..adventureland-winfield-bc3adventureland-winfield-bcadventureland-winfield-bc4


      Adventureland (all 4 pics above)

    4. Africa USA – Soledad Canyon/Los Angeles, CA (1962-1969) wild animal preserve where several TV shows , movies and commercials were filmed – In 1987 the property was purchased and restored by actress Tippi Hedren and is now called ‘Shambala Preserve’ – link#1  / link#2

      Daktari TV Series (1966-69) filmed @ Africa USA – Soledad Canyon

    5. Alameda Naval Air Station – Alameda, CA (1936-1997)
    6. Alcazar Theatre / United Nations Theatre – San Francisco, CA (1911-1961)  historic link
    7. Alhambra Theatre – Sacramento, CA (1927-1973) known as the ‘Showplace of Sacramento’ this was the preeminent movie house in the greater Sacramento area for many years. It was designed in the Moorish style of the great Spanish cities and included a large courtyard and fountain. The interior was lavishly appointed with red carpet, gold trim, and large pillars. link#1 / link#2


      Alhambra Theatre

    8. Alpine Slide @ Boreal Ridge Ski Area – Donner Summit – near Truckee, CA (1970’s-1980’s?)
    9. Altamont Speedway / Altamont Raceway / Altamont Motorsports Park (also the location of the infamous 1969 Rolling Stones Concert) – Altamont Pass, CA (1966-2008) – link#1 / link#2 ………………………..altamont-speedway
    10. American Advertising Museum – Portland, OR (1986-2004) – link
    11. American Heritage Wax Museum – Scottsdale, AZ

      American Heritage Wax Museum - Scottsdale, AZ

      American Heritage Wax Museum

    12. American Meteorite Museum – Meteor City, AZ  (old Route 66 near Winslow) (1946-1953), then the museum moved to Sedona, AZ (1953-1960) (check out Meteor Crater Museum & Observatory listing further down the list) – link #1 / link #2
      American Meteorite Museum

      American Meteorite Museum (Route 66)


      Meteorite Museum (Sedona)

    13. Amusement City (?) – Lincoln City, OR (1970’s – 1980’s ??)  carnival type rides & attractions 
    14. Andersen’s Animal Park – Buellton, CA (1969-1970?)  formerly located behind the legendary restaurant complex Pea Soup Andersen, which is still in full operation today, it featured a miniature train, bird aviary and a small exotic animal park on the property. It was discontinued in 1970 to make room for a Danish-themed motel – Pea Soup Andersen history link / link#2 / Lompoc newspaper article about her death & connection to the Buellton Animal Park / Jim Delany’s scrapbook (lots of pics) – check out listings further down this list for ‘Howling Wolf Lodge & Wild Animal Sanctuary’ & also ‘Pat Derby’s Wild Animals’andersens-animal-park-pat-derby-bueltonandersens-animal-park-buellton


      Andersen’s Animal Park

    15. Angels Flight (Railway) – Los Angeles, CA (1901-1969) & (1996-2001) & (2010-2013)  Billed as “The World’s Shortest Railway” a landmark narrow gauge railway in the Bunker Hill district of Downtown Los Angeles. It consisted of two funicular cars, Sinai and Olivet, running in opposite directions on a shared cable on the 298 feet long inclined railway.  website / LA Times newspaper article / link#3

      Angels Flight (circa 1905)


      Angels Flight (circa 1960)



      Angels Flight (above 2 pics / circa 2000’s)

    16. Antelope Valley Raceway (Palmdale International Raceway) (Drag Strip) – Palmdale, CA (1964-1980)
    17. Apacheland Movie Ranch/Studio – Gold Canyon/Apache Junction, AZ (1960-2004) – link#1 / link#2  …………………………… apacheland-movie-ranch-arizona3


      Apacheland Movie Ranch

    18. Arizona Alligator Farm / Jack Adam’s Alligator Farm – Mesa/Tempe, AZ  (1950’s-1960’s) – link ……………………………..
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      Jack Adam’s (Arizona) Alligator Farm

    19. Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum – Phoenix, AZ (1953-2011) link


      Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum

    20. Ascot Park / Los Angeles Speedway – LA/Gardena, CA (1957-1990) – link


      Ascot Park

    21. Astroland / Astro City Children’s Park – White Center (West Seattle)  (1966-1989) Featured a then-futuristic space-age playground  newspaper link  astroland-playground-west-seattle


      Astroland / Astro City Children’s Park

    22. Aztec Bowl (stadium) – San Diego, CA (1936-1966)
    23. Balboa Fun Zone (Balboa Peninsula) – Newport Beach, CA (1936-1972) & (1986-2006) – link  …………………………………….


      Balboa Fun Zone

    24. Bandon Cheese Factory – Bandon, OR (early 1900’s-2002) cheese tour & tasting – bought out by the Tillamook Cheese Company and then closed 


      Bandon Cheese Factory

    25. Barbie Doll Hall of Fame – Palo Alto, CA (1984-1999) over 20,000 Barbies were on display here! link / link#2 / SF Gate newspaper link / sold to original maker Mattel & moved to El Segundo in Southern California in 1999 – SF Gate newspaper link


      Barbie Hall of Fame

    26. Barnes City Zoo / Barnes Circus Zoo– [Barnes City] Venice (1914-1919)/Culver City (1920-1926)/Baldwin Park, CA (1927-1929) – link


      Barnes Circus Zoo (winter home)

    27. BayFair Shopping Center Kiddieland / Playland – San Leandro, CA (1957-196?) – link
    28. Baylands Raceway Park / Fremont Drag Strip – Fremont, CA (1959-1988) link #1 / link #2 / Facebook Page  …………………..


      Baylands Raceway Park

    29. Bay Meadows (Horse Racing Track) – San Mateo, CA (1934-2008) – link

      Bay Meadows

    30. Bayocean Natatorium & Dance Pavilion – Bayocean, OR (just north of  Tillamook) (1914-1932) additionally a planned amusement park was in the works but never materialized. Towards the end the attraction as well as the entire town was either burned to the ground or disappeared into the Pacific Ocean with little remaining today  link / link#2 / link#3 …………..


      Bayocean Natatorium & Dance Hall

    31. Bedrock City (Flintstones Park) – Chilliwack, BC, CANADA (1975-1994) eventually sold & renamed Dino Town in 1994 (*check out the listing further down this list known as Dino Town)

      Bedrock City (Flintstones Park) – Chilliwack, BC

    32. Bedrock City (Flintstones Park) – Kelowna, BC, CANADA (19??-1998) link
    33. Bell Gardens Farm & Railroad – Valley Center, CA (1993-2003??)  link


      Bell Gardens Farm Railroad

    34. Belmont Park (Original Belmont Park) – San Diego (Mission Beach) – (1955-1976) see listing for Mission Beach Amusement Park further down this list for more insight  link ………………. ……………….


      Belmont Park  (original incarnation)

    35. Bernheimer Oriental Gardens – Pacific Palisades, CA (1924-194?)  link


      Bernheimer Oriental Gardens

    36. Beverly Park Kiddieland – Los Angeles, CA (1945 -1974) was located on the corner of Beverly Blvd. & La Cienaga (where the Beverly Center stands now)  link#1 / link#2 / out-of-print ‘E’ Ticket magazine link#3 / newspaper article link#4 /  / Facebook link


      Beverly Park Kiddieland

    37. Beverly Ponyland – Los Angeles, CA – located next door to Beverly Park Kiddieland (see the listing above this one for more info)


      Beverly Ponyland

    38. Bible Land (sand sculptures) – Calimesa, CA – (late 1960’s-1994) originally located in Temecula – then moved to Calimesa in 1973 – featured sand sculptures of various scenes primarily of the New Testament, including a life-sized rendition of the Last Supper.   link#1 / link#2

      Bible Land (Sand Sculpture of ‘The Last Supper’)

    39. Big Bear Park / Big Bear Water Resort (Waterslide Park / RV Park) – Waterford, CA (1970’s-2003) featured 11 water slides at one time – link
    40. Big  Splash Water Park – Billings, MT (1992-2012) newspaper link


      Big Splash Water Park

    41. Big Timber Waterslide – Big Timber, MT (closed in 2015)


      Big Timber Waterslide

    42. Birch Bay Resort / Shore Acres Resort – Birch Bay (just south of Blaine), WA (1950-1978) at one time featured a small amusement park, roller rink,  & penney arcade (several ownership changes over the years along with attraction changes) *check out extensive info link herelink / link#2


      Birch Bay Amusement Park

    43. Black Canyon Greyhound Park (Dog Track) – Black Canyon, AZ (1967-1982) Originally built as a dog racing track and later used as a swap meet in the 1980’s – now sitting vacant and slowly deteriorating – link

      Black Canyon Greyhound Park

    44. Blue Lagoon Water Park & Grand Prix Raceway – Vacaville, CA (1981-199?) Attractions included 4 Waterslides built into the side of a hill, bumper boats, skeeter boats, kiddie pool, arcade & kart racing ….

      Blue Lagoon


      Courtesy of Vacaville Heritage Council

    45. Blue Lake Park – Fairview/Troutdale, OR (1925-1960) rides removed in 1960 – link
    46. Boardwalk USA – Aurora & Colorado Springs, CO (2 locations) (1980’s-1990’s) – featured a huge arcade with unlimited video game play (which was the trademark of Boardwalk USA) plus also had go-karts, a mini-golf course, maze, bumper cars, kiddie world, laser tag and morelink#1 / link#2
    47. Bob’s Prehistoric City / Bob’s Museum & Rock Shop – Bliss, ID (closed in 2009)  flickr pic
    48. Boron Air Force Station (USAF General Surveillance Radar Station) – Boron, CA  (1952-1975) link / link#2 (lots of pics)  ………….


      Boron Air Force Station / Radar Station

    49. Brotherhood Raceway Park / Terminal Island Raceway – Terminal Island, CA (between San Pedro & Long Beach) (1974-1995)  link
    50. Brown Derby Restaurant – Los Angeles, CA (1926-1980) There were 4 locations in the Los Angeles area (Wilshire, Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Los Feliz) The Hollywood location attracted movie stars frequently during the “Golden Age of Hollywood” – link#1 / link#2 ……………………………………………………….


      The Brown Derby (Wilshire Blvd)

    51. Buckhorn Mineral Wells (Baths) & Wildlife Museum – Mesa, AZ (1939-2005?)  link

      Buckhorn Hot Mineral Baths & Wildlife Museum - Mesa, AZ

      Buckhorn Hot Mineral Baths & Wildlife Museum – Mesa, AZ

    52. Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway – Cañon City, CO (1958-2010) – A Western-style theme park & Railway – originally an MGM movie setlink #1 / Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper about it’s closing

      Buckskin Joe Frontier Town - Canon City, CO

      Buckskin Joe Frontier Town

    53. Buffalo Park – Flagstaff, AZ (1964-1969) This short-lived Wildlife Park featured more than 200 animals in a Wild West setting – link


      Buffalo Park

    54. Buffalo Ranch – Corona Del Mar/Newport Harbor, CA (1954-1959)  link#1 / link#2 / link#3


      Buffalo Ranch Miniature Steam Train

    55. Bullwinkle’s Pizza & Family Entertainmentsimilar to Chuck E Cheese – themed after Rocky & Bullwinkle TV cartoon – large arcade, redemption center ‘trading post’, kiddie rides, animatronic entertainment – at one time back in the 80’s there were multiple locations throughout California – now there are only 2 – Tukwila, WA and Wilsonville, OR – current website link

      Bullwinkles Pizza & Family Entertainment

      Bullwinkles Pizza & Family Entertainment

    56. Busch Gardens – Pasadena, CA (original location) (1905-1937) – link / link#2


      Busch Gardens (original Pasadena location)

    57. Busch Gardens / Busch Bird Sanctuary – Van Nuys, CA (1966-1979) – located adjacent to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery this park featured a monorail, boat rides, lagoons, thousands of rare birds, plus free beer!  link#1 / link#2


      Busch Gardens – Van Nuys

    58. Cajon Speedway – El Cajon, CA (1961-2004) – linkCajon Speedway
    59. California Alligator Farm – Buena Park, CA (1953-1986) relocated from Lincoln Park in Los Angeles – (see listing further down page for Los Angeles Alligator Farm) – link ………………………………………………….

      California Alligator Farm – Buena Park

    60. California State Fairgrounds – Sacramento, CA (1909-1967) Originally the fair was held at the Capitol Park Pavilion (15th & N St) from 1880-1908 – Then came the move to Stockton Blvd. (at Broadway) location before the move to the current location, Cal Expo in 1968 – link#1 / link#2 / timeline history of the California State Fair / history of the fair pdf link / kcra link to old photos of the fair

      California State Fairgrounds (Stockton Blvd)


      Original home of the California State Fair at the Capitol Park Pavilion

    61. California State Fairgrounds Race Track – Sacramento, CA (1906-1970) two different locations that were built for both horse racing as well as auto racing  link
    62. California State Military Museum – Sacramento, CA (1991-2014) was located in Old Sacramentolink  …………………………………………….


      California Military Museum

    63. Camelot Family Fun Park – former chain of family amusement centers located in Bakersfield, Fresno, Livermore, Modesto, Palm Springs & Santa Maria – all in California – merged with Boomers! in 2001 and still operate under the the Boomers! name (although the Bakersfield location still operates under the Camelot name) – link
    64. Camp 6 Logging Museum – Tacoma, WA (1964-2010) – was located on a 14-acre forested site inside Point Defiance Park featuring several historic buildings and over 500 tons railroad and logging equipment. Many pieces of equipment were powered by steam. link  ………………………………………………………….


      Camp 6 Logging Museum

    65. Candlestick Park – San Francisco, CA (1960-2014) – (also known as 3-Com Park & Monster Park for a short time) – former home of the San Francisco Giants & San Francisco 49ers – also The Beatles gave their final full concert at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966 –  park history link with pics


      Candlestick Park (opening day 1960)

    66. Carr’s One-of-A-Kind-In-The-World Museum – Spokane (Hillyard), WAcarrs-one-of-a-kind-in-the-world-museum-spokane (1997-2013) – link  / also here’s a short video of the museum along with an informal interview with the founder, Marvin Carr about how it all began…………………………………..


      Carr’s One Of A Kind In The World Museum

    67. Carlsbad Raceway – Carlsbad, CA (1964-2004) – link

      Carlsbad Raceway

    68. Casino Legends Hall of Fame Museum – Las Vegas, NV (inside the former Tropicana Casino Resort) Featured the world’s largest collection of casino memorabilia – link ………………………………………….

      Casino Legends Hall of Fame Museum - Las Vegas

      Casino Legends Hall of Fame Museum

    69. Castle Golf Family Fun Park – Prescott Valley, AZ (1992-2004)  newspaper link#1 / newspaper link#2
    70. Caverns of Mystery / Dinosaur Caves / Pacific Museum – Shell Beach, CA (just south of Pismo Beach) (1948-195?) linkhistory link  ……….

      Dinosaur Caves statue (never completed)


      Caverns of Mystery

    71. Cawston Ostrich Farm – South Pasadena (Arroyo Seco Valley)  (1886-1935) – link#1 / link#2 ………………………………….


      Cawston Ostrich Farm

    72. Celebrity Sports Center – Glendale, CO (1960-1994) A “huge indoor funland,” an iconic landmark “uniquely Denver,” Celebrity’s was home to 80 bowling lanes, more than 300 video games and pinball machines spread across three arcades, an olympic size pool with three water slides, a billiard room, a full-service restaurant, the “Hofbräu” bar, bumper cars and a shooting gallery which were located in the “Fun Center” game room downstairs, the largest of the 3 arcade rooms, where there were ticketed games such as Skee ball or Boom ball to play for prizes. The original investors included Walt Disney, his brother Roy, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, George Burns, Charles Laughton, Burl Ives, Art Linkletter, John Payne, Spike Jones and Jim and Marion Jordan.  link#1 / link#2link#3 / link#4 / great history link & here’s one more


      Celebrity Sports Center

    73. Champlin Fighter Museum – Mesa, AZ (1981-2003) specialized in airworthy World War I and World War II fighter planes – link


      Champlin Fighter Museum

    74. Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation & Wildlife – Oxnard, CA (1987-2006) – featured an extensive collection of vintage and rare classic, antique & sport automobiles, motorcycles and trains as well as fine art and wildlife game – link

      Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation & Wildlife - Oxnard, CA

      Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation & Wildlife – Oxnard

    75. Children’s Museum of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA (1979-2009) – museum was located in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area (part of the Lake View Terrace neighborhood of Los Angeles) link ………………………


      Children’s Museum of Los Angeles

    76. Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute (CHCI) – Ellensburg, WA (1993-2013) located on the campus of Central Washington University in Ellensburg. CHCI included a sanctuary for chimpanzees who have learned to communicate with humans and each other using American Sign Language. link#1 / pdf link brochure


      Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute

    77. Chutes Park – Los Angeles, CA (1900-1910) Originally opened as Washington Gardens (a trolley park) in 1887.  Under new ownership & renamed Chutes Park, renovation took place in late 1900. Attractions started appearing that included a vaudeville theater, a circus, hot air balloon rides, a miniature railroad, a rollercoaster, a giant boat waterslide, a merry-go-round, a seal pond, a monkey circus, a Temple of Mirth & a daily reenactment of a Civil War sea battle. It sold in 1910 and then reopened in 1911 as Luna Park….. (check out the listing for Luna Park-LA) – link#1 / link#2


      Chutes Park – Los Angeles

    78. Chutes-At-The-Beach – San Francisco, CA (1884-1926)  eventually evolved into PlaylandAt-The-Beach – (check out Playland-At-The-Beach listing further down this list) – link


      Chutes-At-The-Beach – San Francisco

    79. Circle Star Theatre – San Carlos, CA (1960’s-1993) live music venue which featured a unique revolving stage  link#1 / link #2  


      Circle Star Theatre

    80. Cliff House – San Francisco, CA – Original Cliff House (1863-1894), Victorian Cliff House (1896-1907), Neoclassical Cliff House (1909 – ??) The legendary Cliff House has had five major incarnations since its beginnings in 1858. (Check out the listing for Sutro Baths further down this list) – National Park Service history link / Cliff House Project link / link #3

      Original Cliff House – San Francisco (circa 1863)


      Victorian Cliff House – San Francisco (circa 1900)


      Neoclassical Cliff House – San Francisco (circa 1930s)


      Cliff House – San Francisco (circa 1941)


      Cliff House – San Francisco (circa 1960)


      Cliff House – San Francisco (circa 1990’s)

    81. Clovis Speedway (formerly Clovis Rodeo Grounds)- Clovis, CA (1960-1980?) link / brief info here (pdf)
    82. Club Disney – Thousand Oaks, CA (1997-1999) A Disney-themed regional childrens play center – this was  the first location – additional locations were in West Covina, CA as well as Chandler, AZ and Glendale, AZ  – All locations were closed in 1999 –  link   …. Club Disney logo
    83. Coconut Grove (Dance Hall)- Salt Lake City, UT (1931) – advertised as the largest ballroom in America. At some point in the 1940’s it became known as the Rainbow Ballroom. Then in 1946, the name changed again to the Rainbow Randevu, then to Danceland in 1958 and finally renamed The Terrace in the early 60’s  (closed for good 1981)  link   ………………………………………………………………………………………


      Coconut Grove / Rainbow Ballroom

    84. Colonial Greens Miniature GolfCarousel Roller Rink – Fresno (Maple @ Shields)
    85. Colorado History Museum – Denver, CO (1976-2010)
    86. Columbia Beach Amusement Park – Sand Island/Tomahawk Island/Hayden Island, OR (1916-1926) – link
    87. Columbia Gardens (Amusement Park) – Butte, MT (1899-1973) – link


      Columbia Gardens Amusement Park

    88. Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology Museum (CREHST) – Richland, WA (1996-2014) Transitioning into the ‘Hanford Reach Interpretive Center’ website link / newspaper link about closure


      CREHST Museum

    89. Colusa Paranormal Museum & Experience Center – Colusa, CA – supposedly built on a prehistoric Indian burial ground. The building contains a cellar that leads to tunnels built by the Chinese many years ago – link


      Colusa Paranormal Museum & Experience Center

    90. Coney Island Amusement Park – Reno/Sparks, NV (1909-192?) link #1 / link#2

      Coney Island – Reno

    91. Continental Divide Raceway – Castle Rock, CO (1959-1983)  link
    92. Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts – Napa, CA (2001-2008) link
    93. Corriganville Movie Ranch – Santa Susana (Simi Valley), CA (1949-1965) sold to Bob Hope and renamed Hopetown 1966Fires destroyed most of the structures in 1970 and again in 1979Now named Corriganville Regional Park, the Corriganville Movie Ranch is now a public park operated by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park Districtlink#1 / link#2 / PDF brochure & history

      Corriganville Movie Ranch

    94. Cotati Raceway – Cotati, CA (1957-1972) – link
    95. Council Crest Amusement Park (“The Dreamland of the Northwest”) + Big Tree Observatory – Portland, OR (1907-1929) – link

      Council Crest “The Dreamland of the Northwest” – Portland

    96. Cowboy Memorial Museum & Library – Caliente, CA link

      Cowboy Memorial Museum & Library


      Cowboy Memorial Museum & Library

    97. Crazy Horse Campground & Waterslide – Shingle Springs, CA (1972-2000?) Supposedly the very 1st man-made waterslide – Also featuring miniature golf, pedal boats, horseback riding, fishing & swimming in addition to the campground – Here is the link to archived newspaper article referencing Crazy Horse Waterslide – facebook   


      Crazy Horse Campground & Waterslide

    98. Crystal Garden – Victoria, BC CANADA (1925- 2016?) – has had several incarnations over the past 90 years including the largest heated indoor pool in the British Commonwealth, amusement center, botanical garden, tea garden, tropical conservatory, banquet facility as well as other limited-time tourist attractions link / YouTube video linkCrystal Garden Victoria BC
    99. Deerland Park Zoo & Flea Market  – Klamath Falls, OR (1969-1980) – recent obituary link of founder/owner
    100. Dennis The Menace Playground @ El Estero Park  – Monterey, CA … Footnote: This incredible & unique playground was opened in 1956 and although it is still in existence today, there has been a huge overhaul of the play structures with many of the age old favorites from previous generations (“edgy” metal structures) being replaced by modern plastic & foam structures that are much safer by today’s standards… follow this LINK for details, first-hand stories, pics and the history of this memorable place – Here’s yet another…  Facebook link

      Dennis The Menace Playground (original)

    101. Depoe Bay Aquarium – Depoe Bay, OR (1927-1998) Oregon’s first aquarium as well as the oldest privately-owned aquarium in the US – link#1 / link#2

      Depoe Bay Aquarium  (circa 1934)

    102. Depoe Bay Wildlife Museum – Depoe Bay, OR (1937-19??) – link
    103. Dino Town – Bridal Falls, BC Canada (1994- 2010) Formerly known as Flinstone’s Park & Bedrock City (see that listing above) – link #1  / link #2

      DinoTown – Bridal Falls, BC, Canada

    104. Dinosaur Land – Alpine, CA (1962-1964) short-lived dinosaur theme park  that had big plans for inclusion of a rollercoaster, water rides and more – several life-size dinosaurs “roamed” the park as well as other living creatures – Bob The Dinosaur can still be found on the property although somewhat hidden – link / youtube video
    105. Dinosaur Park / International Petrified Forest & Painted Desert / Museum of The Americas – Sun Valley, AZ  (just east of Holbrook) (1999-2007) not to be confused with the Petrified Forest National Park 20 miles further to the east towards the New Mexico state line – link#1 / link#2  / link#3 …………….


      Dinosaur Park – Sun Valley, AZ

    106. Doggie Diner – San Francisco, CA (multiple San Francisco Bay Area locations) (1949-1986)  link …………………….

      Doggie Diner – San Francisco


      Doggie Diner

    107. Earthquake The Ride / Enchanted World of Old San Francisco (at Fisherman’s Wharf) – San Francisco, CA (1975 -1995) –link  (check out the following vintage footage from YouTube and watch the promo from 4:48 on)  youtube link        .

      Enchanted World of San Francisco

      Enchanted World of Old San Francisco

    108. Edgewater Packing Company / Amusement Arcade & Historic Carousel – Monterey, CA (1970s-1990s?) located in the heart of Cannery Row the main attraction here was the rare antique 1905 Herschell-Spillman wooden carousel  link 


      Edgewater Packing Company Historic Carousel  (Cannery Row)

    109. Edmonds Field – Sacramento, CA (1949-1964)  former home of the old Sacramento Solons Baseball Club of the Pacific Coast League (PCL)
    110. Electric Park – Aberdeen, WA (circa 1900)
    111. Electric Park – Bellingham, WA (circa 1900)
    112. Elitch Gardens (Amusement Park) (original location – West Highland area) Denver, CO (1890-1994) still open in new location under new ownership –  link#1 / link#2  ………………

      Elitch Gardens  (original Denver location)

    113. Ella’s Frontier Trading Post / Last Frontier – Joseph City, AZ (1955-1980) self-proclaimed oldest trading post along Hwy 66 – also featured an early western museumlink / link#2 / link#3 …………………

      Ella’s Frontier Trading Post


      Last Frontier Trading Post

    114. Elvis-A-Rama Museum – Las Vegas, NV (closed in 2006) – link#1 / link#2

      Elvis-A-Rama Museum – Las Vegas

    115. Emeryville Motorcycle Speedway – Emeryville, CA (1930’s-??)
    116. Enchanted Village – Buena Park, CA (1976-1977) see listing for Japanese Village & Deer Parklink#1 / link#2 / link#3

      Enchanted Village – Buena Park

    117. Enchanted Village – Federal Way, WA (opened 1977 as a small ‘kiddie ride park’), then merged with the newly built Wild Waves Water Park in 1984 – a few ownership changes since– still in operation – link
    118. End of The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center & Museum – Oregon City, OR (closed 2009) …………………………………………………


      End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center & Museum

    119. The Engine House – Sunnyvale, CA (closed in 1991) (huge train and hobby dungeon-like store with  permanent expansive operating train layout) – link to the 1995 newspaper article about the auctioning off of the massive inventory dating back to the 1930’s – here’s a great link to past South Bay hobby shops focussing on trains
    120. Ewu’s Paradise Theater – Aspen, CO (1978-1984) was a live music venue well known in the area
    121. Exotic World / Strippers Hall of Fame – Helendale, CA (closed in 2006)
    122. Family Fun World – Eloy, AZ – not sure whether this one ever truly “opened for business” – link#1 / link#2 ……………………………..


      Family Fun World  (remnants)

    123. Family Fun CenterFormer chain of Southern California family amusement centers located in Anaheim, El Cajon, Escondido, Fountain Valley, San Diego (Kearny Mesa), Upland & Vista – merged with Boomers! in 2001 and still operate under the Boomers! name
    124. Family Fun Center – LaMesa, CA (1961-1990) relocated to El Cajon to make room for a freeway offramp – LA Times newspaper article link from Sept/1990

      Family Fun Center – LaMesa

    125. Fantasy Doll Show (Birdcage Theatre) – Yermo, CA (1953-1980) check out listing further down this list for ‘Possum Trot’ – link#1 / link#2 / link#3

      Fantasy Doll Show (Birdcage Theatre)

      Seymour Rosen Archive

      Fantasy Doll Show (Birdcage Theatre)

    126. Fantasy Gardens / Fantasy Garden World – Richmond, BC CANADA (1970’s-2010) – link

      Fantasy Gardens – Richmond, BC Canada

    127. Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour – 130 locations nationwide at their peak (1963-1990) (“Farrell’s Features Fabulous Food and Fantastic Fountain Fantasies for Frolicking Fun-Filled Festive Families”) (1963-1990) –link#1  / link#2   ….

      Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour


    128. Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park – Tempe, AZ (1992-2011) featuring a video arcade, laser tag, miniature golf, kiddie midway rides, go-karts & batting cages  newspaper link  fiddlesticks-family-fun-park-tempe-az
    129. The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA (famous auditorium/concert hall & historic music venue) (196?-1989) decimated by 1989 SF earthquake – link#1 / link#2
    130. Fillmore West – San Francisco, CA (well-known concert hall & music venue) (1968-1989)

      Fleishacker Pool (2-tier platform dive) – San Francisco

    131. Fleishhacker Pool – San Francisco, CA (1925-1971) at one time was the largest pool in the U.S. and supposedly could be seen from space – link

      Fleishacker Pool   (circa 1930’s)

    132. Flying Lady Restaurant / Hill Country Museum & Country Club – San Martin, CA (1972-2006) a one-of-a-kind expansive restaurant/museum combination. The dining room featured a Piper Cub plane hanging overhead from the ceiling along with scale model planes that circled the perimeter of the restaurant on a rotating rack. Outside were totem polls and a 40,000-square-foot hanger loaded with unusual antique & vintage aircraft, cars, wood carvings & other fascinating items  newspaper link / youtube video#1 / youtube video #2 / newspaper memorial on the death of the founder & entrepreneuer Irv Perch / link


      Flying Lady Restaurant

    133. Fort Ord (US Army Base) – Monterey Bay, CA (between Sand City & Seaside) (1917-1994) link#1 / link#2 / link#3 / link#4 (lots of great pics) / link#5 (Fort Ord 20 years later) ………………………………………


      Ford Ord (main gate)

    134. Fossil Cabin (Museum)/ Como Bluff Dinosaurium – Como Bluff (Medicine Bow), WY (1932-199?) cabin constructed entirely of dinosaur bones excavated from the neighboring Como Bluff “Dinosaur Graveyard” – link#1 / link#2 / link#3

      Fossil Cabin – Como Bluff, WY

    135. Fox Theatre – San Francisco, CA (1929-1963) – The iconic Fox Theater was a 4,651 seat movie palace located at 1350 Market Street in San Francisco – built in 1929 by movie pioneer William Fox as a showcase for the films of the Fox Film Corporatio along with elaborate stage shows.  historic link / link #2 / link #3


      Fox Theatre – San Francisco

    136. Fraser’s Million Dollar Pier – Ocean Park, CA (1911-1912) – a destructive fire burned down the pier as well as the amusement park in 1912  (see listing for Ocean Park Pier further down this list) link


      Fraser’s Million Dollar Pier

    137. Frasier’s Frontier – El Cajon, CA (1993-1996) this place evolved from Marshal Scotty’s Playland (check out that listing further down the list)  


      Frasier’s Frontier

    138. Fraser Pier / Pickering Pier – Santa Monica, CA – link
    139. Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art & Science – Fresno, CA (1984-2010) – link
    140. Frontier Relics Museum – Dos Cabezas, AZ (A partial Ghost Town just south of Wilcox, AZ) – (1982-2007) – link#1 / link#2 / link#3 (founder’s recent obituary)


      Frontier Relics Museum

    141. Frontier Town – near Helena, MT (1946-1999?) – link


      Frontier Town  (Montana)

    142. Frontier Town / Big Oak Ranch (Wild West Theme Park) – Dehesa/Granite Hills/Harbinson Canyon (just east of El Cajon, CA) (1960’s-198?) link#1 / link#2 (1996 LA Times newspaper article about the owner of this property and his murder trial committed at this once popular western tourist attraction)

      Frontier Town Wild West Theme Park

    143. Frontier Village – San Jose, CA (1961-1980) – An Old  Wild-West theme park that featured a large 30-gauge train, Lost Dutchman Mine Ride, Duster Turnpike car rides, Antique Auto car ride, burro pack rides, Indian Jim Canoes, Old 99 Train, Horse-drawn stagecoach rides, carousel, Ferris Wheel, Apache Whirlwind Rollercoaster, El Sito Mysterio (gravity mystery house),  Rainbow Falls (a Trout fishing pond), Indian Island, petting zoo, shooting gallery, old west style gunfights on Main Street, carnival type rides & much more   link#1 / link#2 / link#3 / Remembering Frontier Village Facebook link  / youtube video: Frontier Village Remembered / Frontier Village: The Last Day video / 1980 Evening Magazine TV episode ‘live’ from Frontier Village near the end of the park’s existence

      Frontier Village (main entrance)


      Frontier Village Stagecoach (Stage Lines)

      Frontier Village (Victorian Train Station)

    144. Fun City Family Entertainment / Fun Plex / Fat City / Mr. Biggs – Littleton, CO (1980’s-2016) featured mini golf, bowling alley, go-kart raceway, roller skating, laser tag & arcade – link#1 / link#2  ……………………….


      Fun City Family Entertainment

    145. Fun Forest Amusement Park @ Seattle Center – Seattle, WA (1962-2010) (scheduled for closing in 2010) – website link / May/2010 newspaper article link / 2007 newspaper article link …………………..

      Fun Forest (Seattle Center) (circa 1972)

    146. Fun Junction / Guyton’s Fun Junction – Grand Junction, CO (1954-2004) – info link
    147. Funland Amusement Park – Las Vegas, NV (1954-1955) formerly located at the corner of Boulder Hwy and Nellis Blvd in unincorporated Sunrise Manor (east of Las Vegas) near where Sam’s Town is today 
    148. Gay’s Lion Farm – El Monte, CA (1925-1942) – link / youtube link


      Gay’s Lion Farm

    149. Gayway Park (on the pier) – Seaside, OR (1950’s-1980’s) – link


      Gayway Park (on the Pier) Carousel

    150. George Air Force Base – Victorville, CA (1941-1992)
    151. Gilmore Field –Los Angeles, CA (1939-1957) former home of the old Hollywood Stars Baseball Club from the Pacific Coast League (PCL)
    152. Gilmore Stadium – Los Angeles, CA (1934-1952)
    153. Gilroy Hot Springs / Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs – Gilroy, CA (1890-1980) link#1link#2 …………………….. gilroy-hot-springs
    154. Goebel’s Lion Farm / Goebel’s Wild Animal Farm – Thousand Oaks, CA (1926-1945) eventually evolved into Jungleland after being sold. (check out the Jungleland listing further down this list) – link#1 / link#2 …………………………………

      Goebel’s Lion Farm


      Goebel’s Wild Animal Farm

    155. Golf-O-Rama / Steakburger – Hazel Dell (Vancouver), WA (1962-2014) link  steakburger-golf-o-rama-hazel-del-washington-sign2


      Golf-O-Rama / Steakburger

    156. Golfland – South El Monte, CA
    157. Golfland / Wild West Waterslide – Stockton, CA (1970’s-1980’s) – miniature golf, waterslides, bumper boats, batting cages
    158. Goretorium (Eli Roth’s Goretorium) – Las Vegas, NV (2012-2013) The Goretorium was part haunted house &  part nightclub (bar)  link#1 / link#2


      Eli Roth’s Goretorium

    159. Grand Canyon Red Butte Airport (Scenic Airways) – Tusayan, AZ  (near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon) (1927-1965) The home of the original Grand Canyon Airport – this is also the first commercial air tours over the nearby Grand Canyonlink / link#2 / link#3  ……………….


      Original Grand Canyon Airport (Red Butte)

    160. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (original) – Hollywood, CA (1927-????) legendary Hollywood theater now known as Mann’s Chinese Theater – link

      Original Grauman’s Chinese Theater

    161. Green Lake Aqua Theater – (Green Lake) Seattle, WA (1950-1969) – link #1  / link #2
    162. Green Valley Miniature Golf / Wet & Wild Waterslides – Bakersfield, CA


      Wet & Wild Waterslides – Bakersfield

    163. Griffith Park  Zoo  (Old Los Angeles Zoo) – Los Angeles, CA – (1912-1965) the old (but not original) Los Angeles Zoo – relocated a couple of miles north – remnants of the zoo’s housing facilities still can be found in various degrees of decay and ruins lots of trails still remain – see sign below – link#1 (great pics)  /  link#2

      Old Los Angeles Zoo  (Griffith Park)

    164. Grouse Mouse Coaster / Mountain Coaster – North Vancouver, BC CANADA (1970’s-1980’s) – located at Grouse Mountain


      Grouse Mouse Coaster

    165. Guinness Museum of World Records – San Francisco, CA (on Fisherman’s Wharf)
    166. Guinness Museum of World Records – Las Vegas, NV
    167. Hall of Health ‘Hands-On’ Health Museum – Berkeley, CA (1974-2009) – link / link#2 (newspaper article about it’s closing)


      Hall of Health ‘Hands-On’ Health Museum

    168. Hamilton Air Force Base – Novato, CA (1929-1974)
    169. Hangman’s Tree Historic Spot – Placerville, CA

      Hangmans Tree Historic Spot Placerville, CA

      Hangman’s Tree Historic Spot

    170. Happyland (at Hastings Park) – Vancouver, BC, Canada (1910-1957) evolved into Playland At The Pacific Nation Exhibition (PNE) on the opposite side of the PNE in 1958 – link#1  / link#2   ………………………………….


      Happyland  (Hastings Park)

    171. Harrah’s Automobile Museum (Original) – Sparks, NV
    172. Hart’s Reptile World – Canby, OR (1980-2002) the actual facility is closed but they still offer community educational programs as well as tour around the region – website link
    173. Haunted Gold Mine (at Fisherman’s Wharf)  – San Francisco, CA (1979-1998)   link  (scroll down to almost the bottom within the link)  


      Haunted Gold Mine  (Fishermans Wharf)

    174. Hazard’s Pavilion (1887-1906) / Clune’s AuditoriumPhilharmonic Auditorium (closed 1985) – Los Angeles, CA – link                       
    175. Heights Water Slide – Billings, MT (1980’s-early 90’s)


      Heights Water Slide

    176. Helen Moe Antique Doll Museum – Paso Robles, CA (1960s-2005) contained a 50 year collection of Antique dolls dating back to 1540 as well as authentic room settings depicting the early 1900’spdf book link / auction info link
    177. Hershey’s Chocolate Factory & Visitor Center (tour) – Oakdale, CA (1965-2008) main facility in Hershey, PA still remains in production at this time website – Here’s the link about it’s closure

      Hershey’s Chocolate Visitor Center

    178. Hill Country – San Martin, CA (1972-2006) antique auto & plane museum in addition to a country club golf course (evolved into Wings of History Museum) (check out listing for the Flying Lady Restaurant & Museum up above) – link
    179. Hi Jolly Date Gardens & Petting Zoo – Mesa, AZ (1950’s-1970’s??)


      Hi-Jolly Date Gardens & Petting Zoo

    180. Hobbiton USA / The Living Chimney Tree – Phillipsville, CA (closed in 2008?) (located along Avenue of the Giants off Hwy 101 in the Northern California Redwoods of Humboldt County) –  really cool kitschy nature hike  through the hilly redwood trail that took visitors through the tale of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic ‘The Hobbit’ featuring dioramas of the storyline –  link / YouTube link  hobbiton-usa-phillipsville3


      Hobbiton USA

    181. Holiday On Ice – Touring Ice Show Production at various arenas (1943-1970)
    182. Hollywood Erotic Museum – Hollywood, CA (closed in 2006)
    183. Hollywood Palace / Hollywood Playhouse – Hollywood, CA (1927-1978)
    184. Hoppyland (Venice Lake Park) – Venice, CA (1951-1954) – with Hopalong Cassidy, the cowboy hero  of TV & movie fame as a business partner & frequent guest star – this park included a special kiddie land area featuring a miniature merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, sleigh ride, airplane, pony cart rides & auto rides.  link – link#2

      Hoppyland  (Venice Lake Park)

    185. Houdini Museum – Las Vegas, NV (originally opened in 2000 inside the Venetian Resort Hotel, then moved to Ceasars Palace – now closed) link
    186. House of Poverty Museum – Moses Lake, WA (closed in 2006) – Link #1 / Link#2


      House of Poverty Museum

    187. Howling Wolf Lodge & Wild Animal Sanctuary – Leggett, CA (1978-1984) featuring “retired” wild animals of TV and motion pictures fame (television commercials too) -See listing further down this list for ‘Pat Derby’s Wild Animals’ for more info – fantastic link


      Howling Wolf Lodge & Wild Animal Sanctuary

    188. Ice Capades – Touring Ice Show Production at various arenas (1940-1995)
    189. Ice Follies – Touring Ice Show Producion at various arenas (1937-1979)
    190. Idlewild Park Playland (Lion’s Kiddie Park) – Reno, NV – A small kiddie amusement park located within Idlewild Park – Idlewild Park is still intact however the rides have been closed and removed from the park with the exception of the miniature train ride –  Link
    191. Idora Park – Oakland, CA (1904-1929) – link#1/  link#2

      Idora Park

    192. Indian Forest – Florence, OR (1970’s-1980’s) authentic Walk-Thru Indian Village with live buffalo link to pic of entrance & gift shop (currently vacant & for sale)


      Indian Forest / Walk Thru Indian Village

    193. Indian Village – (Eastlake Park/Lincoln Park) Los Angeles, CA – link
    194. Insect Lore USA Bugseum – Shafter, CA (2009-2014) Bakerfield Californian newspaper link about opening / Tehachapi newspaper link about closing


      Insect Lore Bugseum (Museum)

    195. Italian Swiss Colony Winery / Historic Asti Winery – Asti, CA  (Alexander Valley) (1881-1989) This was the largest winery in California which also featured the biggest underground vat (wine storage tank). Wine making tours (as well as wine sampling in the Wine Cellar Tasting Room) were offered here for many years. At one time, this winery was the second most visited destination in California, next to Disneyland!   link#1 / link#2 / link#3 swiss-colony-winery

      Italian Swiss Colony Winery


      Italian Swiss Colony Winery (Tasting Cellar)

    196. J’s Amusement Park – Guerneville, CA (197?-2003) – link #1 / link #2


      J’s Amusement Park

    197. Jantzen Beach Amusement Park – Hayden Island (Portland), OR (1928-1970) – link#1  / link#2 …………………………………….

      Jantzen Beach Amusement Park


      Jantzen Beach Amusement Park  (Big Dipper)

    198. Japanese Flower Garden / South Mountain Flower Gardens – South Phoenix (Near South Mountain stretching for miles along Baseline Road) (mid-1930’s-late 1980’s) link


      Japanese Flower Gardens

    199. Japanese Village & Deer Park – Buena Park, CA (1967-1974) see listing for Enchanted Villagelink#1  / link#2 / link#3

      Japanese Village & Deer Park

    200. Jellystone Park (Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park) – Soledad Sands (Acton), CA (1960’s-70’s?) popular cartoon themed resort/campground with miniature steam train, giant slide, waterslide?, pool, BMX track, pinball arcade… also there were a number of other campgrounds in the area, Soledad Sands, White Rock Lake, Robin’s Nest (where they used to film the original Tarzan TV show), Vasquez Rocks (Agua Dulce), Oasis Park, Cypress Resort, etc.)  link
    201. Jones Fantastic Museum – Lynnwood, WA (1959-1980) – eventually relocated to the Seattle Center in Seattle – linklink#2 / youtube museum tour (scroll further down to see listing called Museum of the Fantastic) ………………………………….. 


      Jones Fantastic Museum

    202. Joyland – Sacramento (Oak Park) (1895-1920) featured acres of shady oak trees, a zoo, carousel & ballpark. When Sacramento Electric, Gas & Railway Company acquired the Oak Park terminus in 1903, they added a wooden roller coaster, a roller skating rink, an outdoor theater, and a scenic miniature railway. Joyland was born when the park was renovated to include an amusement park, electric lights, and swimming pool. In addition to local amusement, Joyland was intended to showcase the abilities of electric power and increase ridership on the new electric streetcars. Joyland caught fire in 1920 and never reopened. Today this is McClatchy Parklink#1 / link#2
    203. Joy Zone – Seal Beach, CA (1916-1920?) – link

      Joy Zone – Seal Beach

    204. Julia Davis Fun Depot (in Julia Davis Park) – Boise, ID (1991-2002)
    205. Jungle Island – Buena Park, CA (across Beach Blvd. from Knott’s Berry Farm)


      Jungle Island (at Knott’s Berry Farm) (across Beach Blvd.)

    206. Jungle Jim’s Playland – Glendale/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ (closed ??)


      Jungleland USA

    207. Jungleland USA / World Jungle Compound – Thousand Oaks, CA (1945-1969) started out initially as Goebel’s Lion Farm (see Goebel listing above) and eventually evolved into Jungleland  – link#1 / link#2 / link#3 / youtube tribute

      Jungleland – Thousand Oaks


      Jungleland USA

    208. Karts N’ Golf – Fremont, CA (closed in 2008)
    209. Kearney Bowl Speedway / Airport Speedway (original name) – Fresno, CA (1950’s-1970) across from the Chandler Airport in Southwest Fresnobrief info (pdf)
    210. Kern River Park / Old Hart Park – Bakersfield, CA (1929-1992) This large park featured a large amphitheater, cascading waterfall, large swimming pool (2nd largest in California) with a gigantic “Plunge” attraction (Kern River Park Plunge), peddle boats rentals, bike rentals, bath house, ‘People’s Playground’, Hart Park Zoo, ‘Kiddieland’ amusement park (1940), large metal rollercoaster, electric bumper cars, train ride (Kern River Railroad) and waterslides Water World) 100 Years at Old Hart Park pdf link / link#2 / link#3 ………………………


      Kern River Railroad

    211. Kezar Stadium – San Francisco, CA (1925-1989) original home of the San Francisco 49ers Football Club – located inside Golden Gate Park
    212. Kiddieland / Grampaw Mack’s Kiddieland – Garden Grove, CA (1950’s-early 1970’s) – link ………………………………………

      Grampaw Mack’s Kiddieland

    213. Kiddie Land – Sacramento, CA (early 1940’s-1983) – formerly located inside William Land Park – evolved into Funderland – history link in PDF format
    214. Kiddieland – Bakersfield, CA – formerly located inside Kern River Park / Hart Park –  link (check out listing above for Kern River Park for much more info and 2 additional historical links about this attraction)
    215. Kiddieland @ Encanto Park – Phoenix, AZ (1948-1986)kiddieland-encanto-park-phoenix


      Kiddieland  (Encanto Park)

    216. Kiddie Land Amusement Park – San Bernardino, CA – formerly located inside of Perris Hill Park
    217. Kiddyland of Lake Arrowhead – Lake Arrowhead, CA (1950’s) link #1 (photos of attractions from worthpoint auction)  – link #2 (obituary of owner)
    218. Kingdom of Dancing Stallions – Buena Park, CA (1978-1983) sold in 1984 and converted into the Medieval Times Dinner Theater 
    219. Kingdome – Seattle, WA (1976-2000) – former ‘domed-stadium’ home of the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club & Seattle Seahawks Football Club – link#1 / link#2 / link#3 / link#4

      The Kingdome – Seattle

    220. Kiowa Frontier Funtown – Kiowa, MT (located just east of Glacier National Park)
    221. Lake Dolores (1967-1989)/ Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark (1990-2001)/ Discovery Waterpark (2002-2004) – Newberry Springs, CA – America’s first water park – link#1 / link#2 / link#3 / youtube history video + old TV commercial / youtube video promo spot …………………………………………..

      Lake Delores (early years)

      Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

      Lake Delores / Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

    222. Lake Minnequa Amusement Park – Pueblo, CO (1902-1940) link


      Lake Minnequa Amusement Park

    223. Lakeside Amusement Park – Tempe, AZ (1949-1950??)
    224. Lane Field – San Diego, CA (1936-1957) former home of the San Diego Padres Baseball Club of the old Pacific Coast League (PCL)
    225. Las Vegas Downs (greyhound dog race track) – Las Vegas, NV (1980-1986) pdf file newspaper link
    226. Las Vegas Park Speedway / Las Vegas Jockey Club – Las Vegas, NV (1953-1959) operated as both a horse and auto racing facility  link / newspaper link / link#3


      Las Vegas Park

    227. Legend City – Tempe, AZ (1963-1983) – a western themed amusement park – link#1/  link#2 ……………………………

      Legend City (main entrance)

      Legend City (Lost Dutchman Mine)

    228. Legion Ascot Speedway – El Sereno/Los Angeles, CA (1924-1936) – link
    229. Leschi Park – Seattle, WA (1889-1909?) – featured included a casino, amusement park, garden, boat rentals & zoo – link
    230. Liberace Museum – Las Vegas (Paradise), NV (1979-2010) – link / link#2

      Liberace Museum – Las Vegas, NV

    231. Lick’s Dome Pier – Ocean Beach, CA (1913-1924) – link#1 / link#2


      Lick’s Dome Pier

    232. Lion Country Safari – Irvine, CA (1970-1984) one of the earliest & largest drive-through animal/safari parks in the west  – link#1/  link#2

      Lion Country Safari

    233. Lions Drag Strip – Wilmington (Los Angeles), CA (1955-1972) link
    234. Little Indy 500 Go-Karts (Race Track) – Milpitas, CA (1970’s-1980’s)
    235. Little Rascals Petting Zoo – Kelowna, BC, CANADA  link
    236. Lollipop Park – Bellevue, WA (1960’s-1980’s?) A small kiddie amusement park that was located on the grounds of the Bellevue Square shopping center when it was still an outdoor mall (before it was enclosed)
    237. Longacres Race Track (horse racing) – Renton, WA (1933-1992) – link


      Longacres – Renton

    238. Long Beach Pike (1902-1949)/ Nu Pike (1949-1971)/ Queens Pike (1971-1979) – Long Beach, CA – link#1/link#2

      Long Beach Pike (Cyclone Racer)

    239. Los Angeles Alligator Farm / California Alligator Farm – Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles), CA (1907-1953) then moved to Buena Park (1953-1984) – link alligator-farm-los-angeles

      California Alligator Farm – Los Angeles (Lincoln Park)

    240. Los Angeles Ostrich Farm – Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles), CA (1906-????) – link …………………………………………………….


      Los Angeles Ostrich Farm

    241. Los Angeles County Raceway / Palmdale Dragstrip / Antelope Valley Raceway (NHRA Drag Racing) – Palmdale, CA (1980-2007) link
    242. Los Angeles Motordrome – Playa Del Rey, CA (1910-1913) link


      Los Angeles Motordrome

    243. Lost Flea Market – San Jose, CA (1960’s-1980’s ??) A western-themed flea market formerly located on Monterey Road 
    244. Lost World / Enchanted Forest – Scotts Valley, CA (1963-1975) also see listing below under Tree Circusupdated newspaper link#1 / link#2 / Facebook page Link  


      Lost World – Scotts Valley

    245. Lotus Isle Amusement Park (Wonderland of the Pacific) – Tomahawk Island (on the outskirts of Portland), OR (1930-1932) – link
    246. Louis Lee’s Oriental Rock Garden – Paradise Valley, AZ (1958-2006?) – link#1/link#2 …………………………………………

      Louis Lee’s Oriental Rock Garden

    247. Lucas Kiddie Land – Los Angeles (Silver Lake) – (1940-195?) Located on Riverside Drive in the Silver Lake region of Los Angeles 


      Lucas Kiddie Land

    248. Luna Park – Los Angeles, CA (1911-1914) see Chutes Park listing link#1/link#2
    249. Luna Park – San Jose, CA (early 1900’s – late 1920’s) early historic amusement park with a carousel, rollercoaster, other rides, amusement games and sports fields – link
    250. Luna Park – Seattle, WA (1907-1913) – link#1 /  link#2 / link#3 / link#4


      Luna Park – Seattle

    251. Luna Park Zoo – (Eastlake Park/Lincoln Heights) Los Angeles, CA (1925-1931) evolved into California Zoological Gardens – link
    252. Magic Carpet Miniature Golf – Tucson, AZ (1969-2008) – great photosflicker

      Magic Carpet Golf - Tucson, AZ

      Magic Carpet Miniature Golf

    253. Magic Mountain (original) – Valencia, CA (1971-1979) before being purchased by Six Flags in 1979 –still open with many changes) – link#1  /  link#2  / link#3magic-mountain-sign-valenciamagic-mountain-colossus


      Magic Mountain (1970’s)

    254. Magic Mountain – Golden, CO (1959-1960) – link #1 / link # 2

      Magic Mountain – Golden, CO

    255. Manhattan Beach (1881-1908) / Luna Park (1908-1914) Edgewater (on the edge of Sloan’s Lake), CO – This was supposedly the 1st amusement park built and operated west of the Mississippi link
    256. Mahan’s Half Acre / Hula-Ville / Hulaville Forest – Hesperia, CA (1956 – 1996) – several artifacts were salvaged and moved to the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville before the site was torn down in 1997 – link#1 / link#2 / link#3 (great pics)

      Mahan’s Half Acre  (Hula-Ville)

    257. Malibu Grand Prix – Arizona (2 separate locations) Tempe & Tucson – Both closed in the mid-90’s
    258. Malibu Grand Prix / Malibu Raceway – Beaverton, OR – Closing in April 2013
    259. Malibu Grand Prix – Fresno, CA (1977-1997) – link  – name changed to Fresno Grand Prix towards the end
    260. Malibu Grand Prix – Oakland, CA (1970’s-mid 90’s) was located next to the Oakland Coliseum and Arena – link
    261. Malibu Grand Prix – Pacheco, CA (mid 70’s-mid 80’s)
    262. Malibu Grand Prix / Castle Golf & Games – Redwood City, CA (1978-2013)


      Malibu Grand Prix / Castle Golf & Games

    263. Malibu Grand Prix – Los Angeles County – (5 separate locations) were located in Northridge, Pasadena, Reseda, City of Industry & Redondo Beach – link
    264. Malibu Grand Prix – Orange County – (2 separate locations) were located in Anaheim & Fountain Valley
    265. Malibu Grand Prix – San Diego, CA
    266. Mammoth Orange / Giant Orange Drive-In – Chowchilla, CA (originally) then moved to Fairmead (along Hwy 99) (giant orange structure featuring fast food/fruit stand/freshly-squeezed orange juice) [forerunner of the Orange Julius chain] at one time there were 50+ independent locations throughout California – link#1 / link#2 /link#3

      Mammoth Orange – Fairmead, CA

    267. Manhattan Beach Amusement Park – Edgewater, CO (1881-1908) burned down in 1908, then reopened as Luna Park (1908-1914) – link
    268. Manito Park Zoo – Spokane, WA (1905-1932)  link / newspaper link


      Manito Park Zoo

    269. Manzanita Speedway – Phoenix, AZ (1951-2009) link / Facebook link

      Manzanita Speedway

    270. Marine World – Redwood City, CA (1968-1972) evolved into Marine World/Africa USA (1972-1986) then moved to Vallejo, CA in 1986 with mutiple name changes – now known as Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – link / Here’s A TV commercial from 1986 just before the move to Vallejo >> youtube TV ad
      Marine World Africa USA Whale Show Redwood City

      Marine World – Redwood City


      Marine World (Children’s Play Zone) – Redwood City

    271. Marineland of The Pacific – Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (1954-1987) – link

      Marineland of the Pacific

    272. Marriott’s Great America (original) – Santa Clara, CA (1976-1985) then became simply Great America (Kings Entertainment) (1985-1993) then Paramount’s Great America (1993-2006) – now known as  California’s Great America (Cedar Fair Entertainment) after more ownership changes – link

      Marriott’s Great America – Santa Clara

      Marriott’s Great America – Santa Clara (1979)

    273. Marshal Scotty’s Playland Park (1967-1995)/ Frazier’s Frontier (1996-1998) – La Mesa/El Cajon/Lakeside, CA link – San Diego Union Tribune update on the re-opening as Canyon Raceway 11/2011

      Marshal Scotty’s Playland Park

      Marshal Scotty’s Playland Park

    274. Mather Air Force Base – Rancho Cordova, CA (1918-1993)
    275. Mayan Adventure – Sandy, UT (2008-2011) Mayan/Jungle themed – was a 40,000 sq. ft., 700-seat restaurant that featured exotic waterfalls, cliff divers, fire dancers and a robotic talking toucan.  –  link


      Mayan Adventure

    276. McClellan Air Force Base – North Highlands, CA (1935-2001)
    277. McNichols Sports Arena – Denver, CO (1975-1999) –  former home of the Denver Nuggets of the ABA and NBA for its entire existence from 1975 to 1999. It also hosted multiple hockey teams, including the Denver Spurs of the WHA during the 1975–76 season, the Colorado Rockies of the NHL from 1976 to 1982, the Colorado Flames of the CHL from 1982 to 1984, the Denver Grizzlies of the International Hockey League from 1994 to 1995, and the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL from 1995 to 1999.

    278. Mercer Arena / Seattle Center Arena – Seattle, WA (1928-2003) – link
    279. Medieval Dungeon (at Fisherman’s Wharf) – San Francisco, CA (1989-1998) – link   (scroll down to almost the bottom of the page within the link)
    280. Meridell Park – Pocatello, ID (1920-late 1960’s?) former historic amusement park and dance pavilion – link#1 (PDF link to newspaper article about the amusement park being built) – link#2
    281. Mesa Marin Raceway – Bakersfield, CA (1977-2005) – link#1

      Mesa Marin Raceway – Bakersfield

    282. Meteor City Trading Post – Meteor City, AZ (1938-2012)


      Meteor City Trading Post

    283. Meteor Crater Observatory & Museum – Meteor City, AZ (along old Route 66 near Winslow) (1946-1953) link / link#2


      Meteor Crater Observatory

    284. MGM Grand Adventures Theme Park – Las Vegas (Paradise), NV (1993-2002) – was a theme park adjacent to the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino  – link mgm-grand-adventures-las-vegas


      MGM Grand Adventures (Log Flume Ride)

    285. MGM Lion Habitat – Las Vegas, NV (1999-2012) Family of lions were displayed in a special glass enclosed habitat inside the MGM Grand Resort  Las Vegas Sun newspaper link / link#2
    286. Midway Drive-In & Swap Meet – Kent, WA (1940-2005) indoor & outdoor market with amusement rides & miniature golf next door 
    287. Midway Plaisance (Amusement Park) – Venice, CA (1906-1910) link


      Midway Plaisance – Venice

    288. Mile High Stadium / Bears Stadium – Denver, CO (1948-2001)


      Mile High Stadium

    289. Million Dollar Museum – White’s City, NM (1927-2007?) link

      Million Dollar Museum

    290. The Mine Shaft – Rancho Cordova, CA (large two-story building featuring an indoor/outdoor miniature golf(s), huge arcade, indoor games, batting cages, go-karts, TANKS that 2 people could operate, one driving & one shooting tennis balls out of the cannon using the attached compressed air gun – the basement was also a dance floor  


      The Mine Shaft  (vacant building)

    291. Mission Beach Amusement Center / The Natatorium / The Plunge (1925-1955) a historic oceanfront amusement park located in the Mission Bay area of San Diego eventually –  evolved into The Original Belmont Park (1956-1976) San Diego (Mission Beach)   link#1 / link#2 / link#3 ………….

      Mission Beach Amusement Center

      Mission Beach Amusement Center

    292. Moffett Field Naval Air Station – Mountain View, CA –Hangars One, Two, and Three and are collectively designated as a National Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hangar One (constructed in 1931) is one of the world’s largest freestanding structures, covering 8 acres and is a Naval Historical Monument. On 1 July 1994, NAS Moffett Field was closed as a naval air station and turned over to it’s neighbor, the NASA Ames Research Center. NASA Ames now operates the facility as Moffett Federal Airfield. Since being decommissioned as a primary military installation, part of Moffett has been made accessible to the public, including a cordoned portion of the interior of the massive Hangar One. There were once balloon rides given on show days, and incidents of weather inside

      Moffett Field NAS (Hangar One)

    293. Mojave Phone Booth – (1960’s-2000) Mojave Desert, CA (in the middle of nowhere – near the town of Baker between Barstow & Las Vegas some 15 miles from the nearest highway (I-15) – known as “The Loneliest Phone Booth In The World” – link#1 / link#2 / link#3

      Mojave Phone Booth – Mojave Desert (middle of nowhere)

    294. Montgomery Block – San Francisco, CA (1853-1959) – San Francisco’s first fireproof and earthquake resistant building, which came to be known as a Bohemian center from the late 19th to the middle of the 20th century. It was located at 628 Montgomery Street. The 4-story Montgomery Block was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River when it was built in 1853. The building survived the 1906 earthquake & fire. The site of Montgomery Block is now registered as a California Historical Landmark.  link
    295. Morrison Planetarium @ Golden Gate Park (original) , San Francisco, CA (1952-??)
    296. Mott’s Miniatures & Doll House Shop – Buena Park, CA (1949-2009)link
    297. Mount St. Helens Experience (Cinedome / IMAX Theatre) – Castle Rock, WA (1993 – 2005?)  most well-known for continually showing the Oscar-nominated IMAX documentary film about the explosion of Mt. St. Helens, complete with motion sensitive ‘rumble’ seats ……………………………….

      Mt. St. Helen's Cinedome, Castle Rock, WA.

      Mount St. Helens Cinedome Theatre

    298. Mount St. Helens Miniature Erupting Volcano Fountain (Sculpture) – St. Helens, OR (2009-2010) link#1 / newspaper link


      Mount St. Helens Miniature Erupting Volcano Fountain (Sculpture)

    299. Movie World / Cars of Stars / Planes of Fame Museum – Buena Park, CA (1970-1973) –  link#1 / link#2 / link#3

      Movie World / Cars of Stars / Planes of Fame – Buena Park

    300. Movieland of the Air Museum – Santa Ana, CA (1963-1968) (1969-1985) (relocated to the John Wayne/Orange County International Airport) – link


      Movieland of the Air Museum (Orange County Airport)

    301. Movieland Wax Museum / Palace of Living Art / Cars of the Stars – Buena Park, CA (1962-2005) – link#1 / link#2 ……….. movieland-wax-museum-sign-post-buena-park

      Movieland Wax Museum – Buena Park

    302. Mr. D’s Family Fun Center – Billings, MT (1992-1994)


      Mr. D’s Family Fun Center

    303. Museum of Conceptual Art – San Francisco, CA (1970-1984)
    304. Museum of the Fantastic Redmond/Sisters, OR (1980’s-1990’s) (originally named Jones Fantastic Museum – see listing above) – link
    305. Natatorium Park – Spokane, WA (1889-1968) one of the earliest parks in the Pacific Northwest which featured a ball park, The Plunge, Scenic Railway, canal boat ride, Shoot The Chutes, Circle Swings, The Whip, airplane ride, Jack Rabbit Roller Coaster, Carousel, Custer Speedway, Golden Spike Miniature Train ride and more Midway attractionslink / link#2 / Remember When youtube video documentary

      Natatorium Park – Spokane

    306. Natural World Museum – San Francisco, CA (2001-2009) link
    307. NBC Burbank Studio (Tours) – Burbank, CA (closing this location in 2007? & relocating to Universal Studios) – link#1 / link#2 / link#3

      NBC Burbank Studio

    308. Neptune Beach – Alameda, CA (1917-1939) – link / link#2

      Neptune Beach


      Neptune Beach

    309. Neptune Beach Speedway  – Alameda, CA (1930’s-??)
    310. Never Never Land @ Point Defiance Park – Tacoma, WA (1964-2001) – young children’s storybook-themed kiddie parklink

      Never Never Land (Point Defiance Park)

    311. Newport Sports Museum – Newport Beach, CA (1995-2014) link


      Newport Sports Museum

    312. North Shore Beach & Yacht Club – North Shore Beach (Salton Sea) CA (1960-1984) At one time, California’s largest marina, the complex marketed as the “The Glamour Capital of the Salton Sea” hosted boat races, parties, and other popular events  link#1 / link#2 / link#3 (flickr link with lots of pics) / link#4 Salton Sea history


      North Shore Beach & Yacht Club

    313. Nut Tree – Vacaville, CA (1921-1996) featured a kiddie amusement park, train ride, children’s play structures, toy store, restaurant and airstrip – link#1 / link#2  –  Then re-Opened under new ownership as Nut Tree Family Park within the Nut Tree Village and Nut Tree Complex (2006-2009) …………………………….


      Nut Tree

    314. Nye Beach Nautitorium – Newport, OR (1911-??) at one time included a bowling alley, miniature golf, movie theatre & a few other attractions  link
    315. Oak Grove Beach & Amusement Resort – Oak Grove, OR (near Milwaukee) (1917-1929) – link  (scroll down near bottom of page within the link) / history link


      Oak Grove Beach Resort

    316. Oakland Indoor Midget Race Track – Oakland, CA (1949-196?)  the only one west of Chicago – built inside the converted Exhibition Building in downtown Oakland –  featured a small 1/12 mile oval track, and became the site of featured races by the Bay Cities Racing Association, with the debut event on January 8, 1949. 
    317. Oakland Speedway – San Leandro, CA (1931-19??) located underneath where Bayfair mall is located now  link
    318. Oakwood Lake Resort / Manteca Waterslides – Manteca, CA (1974-2004) one of the first waterparks in the entire country – included a large 400 site campground, 2500 sq ft. pool and lake – the original  water slide was made of cement/concrete and at it’s peak had 22 water slides including the very first tubular fiberglass recreational waterslide –  link#1 / link#2link#3

      Oakwood Lake Resort – Manteca Waterslides

    319. Oaks Park Stadium (former home of the Oakland Oaks Baseball Club of the Pacific Coast League way back in the day) – Oakland, CA (1913-1956)
    320. Oasis Water Works (Water Park) – Kennewick, WA (closed in 2003)
    321. Ocean Park Pier – Santa Monica, CA (1926-1956) eventually evolved into Pacific Ocean Park (POP)- link …………………………………


      Ocean Park Pier – Santa Monica

    322. Oceanside Beach Amusemment Park – Oceanside, CA (1940’s-1950’s)
    323. Okanagan Game Farm / Okanagan Zoo – Kaleden, BC, CANADA (just south of Penticton) (1967-1999)  link  ………………………….okanagan-game-farm-canada


      Okanagan Game Farm

    324. Old Faithful Museum of Thermal Activity – Yellowstone National Park (1929-1971) link#1 / link#2
    325. Old MacDonald’s Farm (originally located inside Knotts Berry Farm) – Buena Park, CA (1955-1969) relocated to an independent location in Mission Viejo in 1969 – see listing below …………………………………………………

      Old McDonald’s Farm (Knott’s Berry Farm)

    326. Old MacDonald’s Farm – Mission Viejo, CA (1969-197?) link#1 / link#2

      Old MacDonald’s Farm – Mission Viejo

    327. Old MacDonald’s Farm – Westbank, BC – CANADA – included a petting zoo, waterslide, miniature train ride, mini golf, fishing pond, pony rides

      Old McDonald’s Farm – Westbank, BC

    328. Old Vegas / Westworld – Henderson, NV (1979-1986) located on the Boulder Hwy in Henderson, NV on 128 acres – originally opened under the ‘West World‘ name but was changed less than 2 years later to ‘Old Vegas‘ to coincide with the company’s other amusement attraction in Arizona, ‘Old Tucson’. A Theme Park and Casino which also included Hollywood-style reconstruction of an old west settlement that offered make-believe gunfights, saloon brawls, steam train rides, stagecoach rides – all located inside a make-believe Western Fort – closed in 1986 and torn down in 1996 for a housing tract –  Las Vegas Sun pdf link / link #2 old-vegas


      Old Vegas  (above 3 pics)

    329. Old West Wax Museum – Thermopolis, WY (19??-2009) – link #1 / link #2

      Old West Wax Museum – Thermopolis

    330. Ontario Motor Speedway – Ontario, CA (1970-1980) – link


      Ontario Motor Speedway

    331. Orange County International Raceway – Irvine, CA (1967-1983) – link
    332. Outrageous Waters Water Park & Fun Center – Clearlake, CA – link

      Outrageous Waters – Clear Lake

    333. Pacific City (Amusement Park) – Coyote Point Beach (San Mateo, CA) (1922-1923)  “The Coney Island of the West”  This 90-acre beachfront Pacific City boasted “the world’s biggest & fastest roller coaster, a 3,200-foot boardwalk, a 468-foot ferryboat wharf, a merry-go-round, a Ferris wheel, a Japanese tea house, a sprawling dance pavilion and a bathing beach featuring 2,000 tons of white sand – link / link#2newspaper link …………………………………..

      Pacific City – San Mateo


      Pacific City – San Mateo

    334. Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO) Mill Tour & Logging Museum – Scotia, CA (1887-2008) formerly the world’s largest redwood lumber mill – offered free self-guided visitor tours though the entire process of taking a huge tree log floating from the water, stripping the bark off (debarking) with high pressure hoses, sending it inside to have it cut to size & to the end product of lumber boards, all automatic on conveyor while interacting with workers along the way SFgate newspaper article on the closure of PALCO link  / North Coast Journal newspaper link (full history)pacific-lumber-company-mill-scotia3


      Pacific Lumber Company (Mill)

    335. Pacific Ocean Park (POP) – Santa Monica, CA (1958-1967) – a nautical-themed, 28 acre amusement park built on a pier in the Ocean Park section of Santa Monica (originally intended to compete with Disneyland)   link#1 / link#2 / link#3 /.cool youtube tribute  ……………………………………

      Pacific Ocean Park  (entrance)


      Pacific Ocean Park (Sea Serpent Roller Coaster)

    336. Pacific Undersea Gardens – Victoria, BC CANADA (1964-2013) Originally opened at the Oak Bay Marina in 1964, then relocated to Victoria’s Inner Harbour in 1969. link / newspaper closing link Pacific Undersea Gardens Victoria BC
    337. Pan-Pacific Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA (1935-1972) Located in the heart of the Fairfax District this was the premier location for indoor public events in the greater Los Angeles area for over 35 years. When opened in 1935 this was claimed to be “the largest of its kind in the West and one of the three largest in the nation.” link#1 / history link#2 / link#3 / link#4 ………………..


      Pan-Pacific Auditorium

    338. Panama–Pacific International Exposition – San Francisco, CA (1915) The 1915 World’s Fair was held in the city by the bay from February 20 to December 4 to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, but was widely seen as an opportunity to showcase it’s recovery from the devastating  1906 earthquake. Over 18 million people visited this fair which was spread out over 635 acres between the Presidio and Fort Mason along what is known now as the Marina District. The centerpiece was the Tower of Jewels, which rose to 435 feet and was covered with over 100,000 cut glass Novagems.    link#1 / link#2 / link#3 / link#4

      1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco World’s Fair


      1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco’s World’s Fair

    339. Paradise Island Amusement Park – Sacramento, CA (1990’s??) – located inside Cal Expo (California State Fairgrounds)
    340. Paramount Movie Ranch (1927-??) / Paramount Ranch Raceway (1955-1957) – high up in the Santa Monica Mountains in what is now Agoura Hills, CA – Previously a working Movie Ranch and now a National Park still featuring a remodeled Old West building/town set – link / link#2 / link#3


      Paramount Movie Ranch

    341. Paramount Ranch Raceway – Agoura Hills, CA (1956-1957) link
    342. Pasadena Winter Garden (ice rink) – Pasadena, CA (1940-1966) link


      Pasadena Winter Garden

    343. Pat Derby’s Famous Wild Animals / Howling Wolf Lodge & Wild Animal Sanctuary – Leggett, CA (1978-1984) featuring “retired” wild animals of TV and motion pictures fame (television commercials too) – check out the listings up above for ‘Andersen’s Animal Farm’, ‘Africa USA’, ‘Howling Wolf Lodge’ & ‘Jungleland USA’ (all places that Pat Derby was associated with in earlier days) –  background story link / LA Times article & memorial LINK about Pat Derby’s life / NY Times memorial LINK to Pat Derby’s life


      Pat Derby’s Famous Wild Animals

    344. Pee Wee Mini Golf (at the Air Park) – Bakersfield , CA – known as ‘the Dinosaur Mini Golf’ on South Union 
    345. Petersen Rock Garden & Museum – Redmond, OR (1935-2016) A Central Oregon attraction that has been around for decades and features large sculptures of buildings made out of gems, glass and stone from the area. Over the years, acre by acre, obsidian, jasper, agates, thunder eggs, and petrified wood took form in sculptures. By the 1950s, castles, ponds, bridges, villages, and various designs of rocks covered four acres. The property became a tourist magnet, becoming one of Redmond’s best-known attractions.  link#1 / link#2 / link#3newspaper link about 2016 closing


      Petersen Rock Garden

    346. Pharaoh’s Lost Kingdom / Pharaoh’s Theme & Water Park – Redlands, CA (1994-2006) This Adventure Park was a 17-acre Egyptian theme park that included a water park, an amusement park, three race car tracks, four nine-hole miniature golf courses, a laser tag arena, an outdoor 2,550-seat amphitheater for concerts, midway rides, Namcoland arcade, bumper boats, kiddie rides, indoor soft-play area, had a sand beach, picnic area, a Skycoaster, indoor sports arena with a lounge – Reopened in 2010 under new ownership as Pharaoh’s Adventure Park, closed again a year later – Sold yet again and getting ready to re-open again in 2012 as Splash Kingdom at Pharaoh’s  – link ……………………………..

      Pharaoh’s Lost Kingdom

      Pharoah’s Lost Kingdom

    347. Phoenix Museum of History – Phoenix, AZ (1920’s-2009) – Link
    348. Phoenix Trotting Park (Horse Racing Track) – Goodyear, AZ (1965-1966) – link #1 / link #2 ………………………………………..

      Phoenix Trotting Park – Goodyear, AZ

    349. Phonehenge West – Acton, CA (1980s?-2011) an innovative wonderland of strange but beautiful sculptures & buildings from one mans dedication & determination.  link #1 / link #2 / link#3
    350. Piedmont Baths / Japanese Tea Garden (Piedmont Park) (1890-1939)- Oakland, CA – link#1 / link#2 / link#3 ……………….

      Piedmont Baths – Oakland


      Japanese Tea Garden  (Piedmont Springs)

    351. Pier 3 Aquarium / Pier 54 Aquarium – Seattle, WA (1938-1945) link / link#2
    352. Pierpoint Landing – Long Beach, CA (located at the end of Pier A) (1948-1972) –A sportfishing, eating & entertainment complex that included kiddie rides, a Sea Lion feeding tank and souvenir shops – not to be confused with the existing sportfishing company near the Long Beach Aquarium – link#1 / link#2

      Pierpoint Landing  (end of pier A)

    353. The Pike (1902-1949)/ Nu Pike (1949-1971)/ Queens Pike (1971-1979) – Long Beach, CA – link#1 / link#2 …. youtube tribute / youtube tribute#2


      Long Beach Pike – Cyclone Racer

    354. Pioneer Cabin Tree (The Tunnel Tree) – Calaveras Big Trees State Park, CA (1880’s-2017)  considered one of the most famous trees in the USA and drew thousands of visitors annually. It was estimated to have been more than 1,000 years old. It fell and shattered during a severe storm & flood on January 8, 2017 link / Calaveras Big Trees Association facebook link


      Pioneer Cabin Tree (The Tunnel Tree)

    355. Pismo Playway Amusement Park– Pismo Beach, CA (1940’s-1950’s?)
    356. Pixieland – Otis Junction/Lincoln City, OR (1969-1975) A small but fun amusement park with it’s own train, log flume ride, western village, arcade, opera house (melodrama theater) restaurant and more on the central Oregon Coastlink / link#2

      Pixieland – Central Oregon Coast (Otis Jct.)

      Pixieland – Central Oregon Coast

      Pixieland – Central Oregon Coast

    357. Pizza Time Theater (Chuck E Cheese) – San Jose, CA  (opened in 1977) – originalpizza-time-theater-original-logo location (1st store) located in the former Town & Country Village (across from the Winchester Mystery House) was the first family restaurant to integrate food, animated entertainment, and an indoor arcade. When the first location opened in 1977, the animatronic characters were featured in framed portraits hanging on the walls of the main dining area. The show featured Crusty the cat (the first character to face retirement as he was soon replaced with Mr. Munch in 1978), Pasqually the singing chef, Jasper T. Jowls, the Warblettes, & the main focus of the show, Chuck E. Cheese. link#1 / link#2


      Pizza Time Theatre Animatronic Characters

    358. Planes of Fame Museum / The Air Museum – (1957-1973) Originally opened  in 1957 as “The Air Museum” in Claremont, CA – then relocated & expanded to the Ontario Airport (Ontario) in 1963 – then to the Chino Airport (Chino) in 1973,  followed by an additional 2nd location which opened in 1995 in Valle, AZ – also check out the listing above for Movie World (Planes of Fame Museum) in Buena Park – link #1link#2
    359. Playland (Arcade) – Roseville, CA (1990’s) (large indoor video arcade & ticket redemption center, play area, and 4 kiddie rides including a kiddie coaster)
    360. Playland  (Arcade) – Clovis, CA (1990’s) (same as above)
    361. Playland (Amusement Park) – (Bitter Lake/Shoreline) North Seattle, WA (1930-1961) – link ……………………………………………….

      Playland – Seattle


      Playland – Seattle

    362. Playland-At-The-Beach (Amusement Park)– San Francisco, CA (1926-1972) – link#1  / link#2 / link#3 ……………………………….

      Playland-At-The-Beach – San Francisco

      Playland-At-The-Beach (shown here along the Great Highway, Highway 1) – San Francisco

    363. Playland Pier / Barbary Coast – Coeur d’Alene, ID (1941-1975) –  great pics / link #1 / link#2 …………………………………………

      Playland Pier & City Beach


      Playland Pier & City Beach

    364. Polar Palace / Glacier Palace (ice rink) – Hollywood, CA (1928-1963)  link


      Polar Palace (1963 fire)

    365. Pollardville Ghost Town – Stockton, CA (1946-2007) – this attraction featured the Palace Showboat Dinner Theater & Saloon, Chicken Kitchen Restaurant, the “smallest post office in the U.S., Jamestown Jail, authentic 1957 “Big Country” movie set, CKRR Narrow-Gauge Railroad (train rides), a stagecoach line and gunfights on Main Street, fishing and gold panning – link #1 / link #2 [newspaper article link#3]

      Pollardville – Stockton

    366. Ponderosa Ranch (Home of the Cartwright Family from the Legendary Western TV Series, Bonanza) – Incline Village, NV (1967-2004) – link

      Ponderosa Ranch

      Ponderosa Ranch

    367. Portland Alien Museum – Portland, OR (2003) active website link / link
    368. Portland Ice Arena – Portland, OR (1914-195?)
    369. Portland Speedway – Portland, OR (1924-2001) link


      Portland Speedway

    370. Possum Trot & Fantasy Doll Show – Yermo, CA (1953-1980) check out listing above for ‘Fantasy Doll Show (Birdcage Theatre) – link#1 / link#2 / link#3 (great Flickr pics)

      Possum Trot


      Possum Trot

    371. Presidio of San Francisco (US Army Base) – San Francisco, CA (1776-1994) (included military artifacts, fort, cannons, lots more) link#1 / link #2

      Presidio of San Francisco (main gate)

    372. Prospector Hill – Auburn, CA (closed in the 1990’s) (miniature golf, batting cages, water shooter, arcade)
    373. Putt-Putt Fun Center / Boomers – Escondido, CA (1973-2006) mini golf, go-karts, bumper boats – link
    374. Putt-Putt Golf – Modesto, CA (1960-1995) – link
    375. Q-Zar Lazer Tag – multiple locations have closed (however the one in Concord is still operating)
    376. Querino Canyon Trading Post – Houck, AZ (located off the old US Route 66 (now Hwy I-40) at the Arizona/New Mexico state line) the building is now in advance decay/ruins – link
    377. Rainforest Reptile Refuge – Surrey, BC, CANADA  (1986-2007)
    378. Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not Museum – Buena Park, CA (1990-2009)


      Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum – Buena Park

    379. Riverside International Raceway – Riverside, CA (1957-1989) link


      Riverside International Raceway (Goodyear Tower)

    380. Roy Rogers Museum – Apple Valley, CA (1967-1976), Victorville, CA (1976-2003) (then relocated to Branson, Missouri in 2003 – closed permantly in 2009) – link#1 / link#2 ……………………………………….


      Roy Rogers Museum

    381. Royal London Wax Museum – (2 locations) Scottsdale, AZ & Phoenix, AZ
    382. Royal London Wax Museum – Victoria, BC, CANADA (1961-2010) closure link  Royal London Wax Museum - Victoria, BC, Canada
    383. Royal Pacific Wax Museum – Newport, OR (1969-1984) this collection was relocated to the Wax Works on the Bayfront in Newport – link
    384. Royer Park Zoo & Miniature Train – Roseville, CA (1950s-1995) link / video link


      Royer Park Train “Little Lulu”

    385. Saltair Pavilion / The Hippodrome – Magna, UT (just southwest of  Salt Lake City) (1893-1958) – link#1 / link#2 …………………

      Saltair Pavilion – Utah (on the eastern shores of the Great Salt Lake)

    386. Sam’s Town – Cameron Park, CA (1967-2001) an old-fashion Western/Frontier mining-themed village featuring and elaborate restaurant, saloon, museum of turn-of-the-century memorabilia, Wells Fargo Stagecoach and a huge arcade – link #1 / link #2  ……………………………………………….

      Sam’s Town Village

      Sam’s Town Arcade

    387. San Jose Go Karts – Monterey Road, San Jose, CA (1977-2001) – link


      San Jose Go Karts

    388. San Jose Speedway – San Jose, CA (1967-1999) track used to be across from the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds main entrance off Tully Rd. & Monterey Rd – also was located at one time on the fairgrounds itself – also located next to Reid-Hillview airport at one time   link / link#2  …………………………………..


      San Jose Speedway (tower)

    389. Santa Claus Acres / Santa’s Land / Santa Claus InnChristmas Tree Inn – Santa Claus, AZ (located on Hwy 93 North of Kingman) (1937-197?) – link#1 / link#2 / link#3(Christmas Tree Inn – 1951 postcard & brief history) 

      Santa Claus, AZ  (long ago)

      Santa’s Land (more recent)


      Christmas Tree Inn (courtesy of Charles Phoenix)

    390. Santa Claus Lane – Carpenteria, CA (1948-1984) Santa Claus, California was built as a roadside attraction along the coastal highway south of Santa Barbara beginning in 1948. “Santa Claus Lane” started with a post office and juice shop selling date shakes. The attraction grew during the 1950s when Toyland and Santa’s Kitchen were added. By 1960 there were novelty shops, cafes, a candy store, a miniature train, a small petting zoo, pony rides, a wishing well and a 20-foot tall Frosty The Snowman was added to the roof of Santa’s Kitchen. Eventually Santa Claus Lane became rundown. The last part to operate was a Christmas train which stopped running in 1984. The famous statue of Santa coming out of a chimney was taken down in 2002 and moved to Oxnard, CA.   link#1 / link#2 / link#3

      Santa Claus Lane

      Santa Claus Lane

    391. Santafair – Federal Way, WA (1960s-1970s) –an amusement park which was located on the grounds of the old Federal Way Shopping Center halfway between Seattle & Tacoma during the 60’s and 70’s.  link #1 / link #2  (scroll down to page 43 of PDF file) ……………………………………………


      Santafair – Federal Way, WA

    392. Santa’s Village – Scotts Valley, CA (1957-1979) – link

      Santas Village Scotts Valley

      Santa’s Village – Scotts Valley/Santa Cruz, CA

    393. Santa’s Village – Skyforest (Lake Arrowhead), CA (1955-1998) – link

      Santa’s Village – Skyforest/Lake Arrowhead, CA

    394. Santa Monica Pier – Santa Monica, CA (1924-1927) – link
    395. Santa Monica’s North Beach – Santa Monica, CA (1887-1905) – link
    396. Saratoga Springs Resort (Amusement Park) – Saratoga Springs/Lehi, UT (1884-????) –  link
    397. Satyricon (night club) – Portland, OR (1983-2010) – became best known as a venue for local and touring punk & alternative rock bands. Operating from 1983 to 2010, it was the longest-running punk venue in the western United States  link
    398. Saugus Speedway – Saugus, CA (Santa Clarita) (1939-1995) link 


      Saugus Speedway (circa 1982)

    399. Sea Gulch – Seal Rock, OR  (1970’s-1980’s??) This was a neat little hiking adventure trail through a small forest interspersed with small villages and characters/creatures handcarved/chainsaw carved by the owner/craftsman and home to the elusive “Bigfoot” –  link – (scroll 2/3 down page)

      Sea Gulch  (Central Oregon Coast)

    400. Sealand of The Pacific – Oak Bay/Victoria (Vancouver Island), BC, Canada – link

      Sealand of The Pacific

    401. Seals Stadium – San Francisco, CA (1931-1959) formerly located in the Mission District , home of the San Francisco Seals, Mission Reds & original home of the newly relocated San Francisco Giantslink

      Seals Stadium

    402. Seattle Center Coliseum (Washington State Pavilion) – Seattle, WA (1962-1994) – link
    403. Seattle Marine Aquarium (originally known as Seattle Public Aquarium) Seattle, WA (1962-1977) was located on Pier 56 on the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle – link


      Seattle Marine Aquarium

    404. Seattle Museum of the Mysteries / Northwest Museum of Legends & Lore – Seattle, WA (2004-2014) website link link / link#2Seattle Times link 

      Seattle Museum of the Mysteries


    405. Selig Zoo (Eastlake Park Zoo & Mo