June 16, 2014

Remembering Indy's Amusement Parks: Wonderland


Remembering Indy's Amusement Parks: Wonderland

At the turn of the 20th century, Indianapolis had three amusement parks: Riverside, Wonderland and White City.  In a three part series airing Monday mornings at 7:35 and 9:35 a.m., 90.1 WFYI "Morning Edition" host Don Hibschweiler talks with local historian Connie Zeigler about the parks.  In part two, we learn about Wonderland Amusement Park near Irvington. The series will conclude with Riverside on June 23. Part one, on White City, aired June 9.

You can learn more about Wonderland here. Zeigler has also written a thesis on Indy's amusement parks, and you can read it here.

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