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Old 06-29-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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I'm surprised nobody posted their memories of Old Chicago, in Bolingbrook.

https://drloihjournal.blogspot.com/2...lingbrook.html

Negative-G Old Chicago: The Beginning


My memories are of a kid. I went twice with my dad and twice with my older sister, and remember the lions out front, the cobblestone streets, and the dome.

Every time we drove by Bolingbrook, I always kept looking for the dome.
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Old 06-29-2019, 04:14 PM
 
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A novelty for sure and like many we only went once or twice. Then Great America came along and killed it.
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I'm too young to have ever gone to this, but this looked so cool. Chicago had so many amusement parks; Riverview, Kiddieland, Old Chicago.... now the only one left is Six Flags. The only other one I was fortunate enough to be alive to visit was Kiddieland. Now a giant Costco sits where it once was.
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:06 PM
 
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I’d forgotten about Old Chicago. We took our kids there once and our church teen group went also. It was fun as I recall.

Though Great America in Gurnee was so much bigger, our boys never cared much about going there
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Up on the bluff above the lake
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It was kind of a neat place in its time. Pretty much just specialty shops with cobblestone walkways circling the amusement area below. I remember seeing the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and another band that I can't recall. ( it was the 70's!)
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Remember it well. I have recurring dreams of riding an indoor roller coaster which I believe stems from my childhood visits to Old Chicago.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:27 AM
 
Location: 29671
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saw Dr Hook there, it was a great place but far from us
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