History of Lakemont Park
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History of Lakemont Park

Opened in 1894 as a trolley park, Lakemont Park has overcome many obstacles to become the 8th
oldest amusement park in the United States.

One of Lakemont's most prized possessions is the world's oldest roller coaster, Leap-the-Dips. Built
at the park in 1902 by the E. Joy Morris Company, the historic wooden roller coaster was restored
and reopened on memorial Day 1999. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1996.

Lea-The-Dips sign


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