Weekend open house planned for Idora Park Experience

A car from the Wildcat roller coaster is the latest acquisition for the Idora Park Experience, 4450 S. Turner Road, Canfield.

It is the fourth car acquired my the museum. The roller coaster had three trains with five cars each, and the goal is to acquire a fifth car in order to have a complete train.

Other items on display include a Jack Rabbit coaster car, a Rapids / Lost River boat, Tilt-A-Whirl car and signage, the complete Kiddie Train, Caterpillar car and signage, and an arcade room with original working games from Idora Park’s Arcade.

The museum is dedicated to the history of Youngstown’s Idora Park amusement park, which operated from 1899 until 1984.

It will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5. For more information, call 330-774-4107.


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