Riverview Carousel

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Riverview Carousel
Six Flags Over Georgia
Location Austell, Georgia, USA
Coordinates 33°46′01″N 84°33′02″W / 33.76682441°N 84.55068951°W / 33.76682441; -84.55068951
Status Operating since 1972
Riverview Park
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Operated 1908 to 1967
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Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Company
Product Carousel
Type
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Riverview Carousel is a Carousel built by US manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Company currently located at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia, USA. It previously operated at Riverview Park in Chicago.

History

The carousel was built for the opening of Riverview Park in 1908. It operated until the closure of the park in 1967, after which it was sold to the township of Galena, Illinois who put it in storage. It was subsequently sold to Six Flags who placed it at Six Flags Over Georgia. It reopened in 1972 and is situated on the highest hill in the park.[1]

In 1995, the carousel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][3]

References

  1. "Six Flags Over Georgia Adds Historic Carousel". The Tampa Tribune. 1972-03-26. p. 160. Retrieved 2024-06-10.
  2. "Riverview Carousel historical marker". Digital Library of Georgia. Retrieved 2024-06-10.
  3. "Traveling in historic circles". The Atlanta Constitution. 1995-03-02. p. 51. Retrieved 2024-06-10.
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