Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park (HM14SW)

Location: Ligonier, PA 15658 Westmoreland County
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N 40° 15.829', W 79° 16.795'

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The longest-operating amusement park in Pennsylvania and among the oldest in the nation. In 1878, Thomas Mellon leased land along his Ligonier Valley Railroad hoping to increase passenger traffic by opening a picnic ground. Amusement rides began to be added in the 1890s; several rides from the 1930s continue to operate today. Surviving the the railroad closure, two World Wars and the Great Depression, Idlewild provides nationally recognized family recreation.
HM NumberHM14SW
Year Placed2012
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 1:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 646262 N 4458458
Decimal Degrees40.26381667, -79.27991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.829', W 79° 16.795'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 49.74" N, 79° 16' 47.70" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Lincoln Highway, Ligonier PA 15658, US
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