Leap-the-Dips Roller Coaster
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285
N 40° 28.249 W 078° 23.615
17T E 720959 N 4483277
Quick Description: Historical sign describing the oldest roller coaster in the world. The Leap the Dips. A National Historical Landmark.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2020 6:50:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM13JRQ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
The Leap the Dips is the oldest operating roller coaster in the world. Built in 1902. It is the last know ride of this type. stop by when the park is open and take a ride.

Marker text: Built here in 1902 by e. Joy Morris of Philadelphia. It was among some 250 side-friction figure eight coasters in North America. It became the last known ride of this type and the worlds oldest known operating roller coaster. A National Historic Landmark.
Marker Name: Leap-the Dips Roller Coaster

County: Blair

Date Dedicated: 11/28/2000

Marker Type: City

Location: Lakemont Park 700 Park Avenue, Altoona

Category: Sports and Recreation

Website: [Web Link]

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