Eldorado Amusement Park

Eldorado Amusement Park (HM1O5R)

Location: Weehawken, NJ 07086 Hudson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.381', W 74° 0.936'

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From 1891-1894, the Eldorado Amusement Park, set atop the Weehawken Palisades thrilled thousands of visitors from New York City and surrounding New Jersey locales. Conceived by Hungarian entrepreneur Bolossy Kiralfy, the 15-acre site encompassed the area from the cliffs west to Highland Avenue and from Liberty Place south to Duer Place. The landscape grounds included a Moorish inspired casino, a Rhenish castle perched on the cliff's edge, a 30-foot high fountain, a large music pavilion and bandstands. Grand entertainments were presented in an 8,000 seat Roman-style amphitheatre and included circus acts, ballooning, fireworks and huge musical spectacles with casts of 1,000. Access from the river was provided by means of a giant 150-foot high elevator which connected to a train that crossed a trestle spanning the distance to the park's entrance at Liberty Place.
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HM NumberHM1O5R
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Year Placed2009
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Date Added Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583073 N 4514026
Decimal Degrees40.77301667, -74.01560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.381', W 74° 0.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 22.86" N, 74° 0' 56.16" W
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Area Code(s)201, 551, 908, 973
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 818-836 County Rd 505, Weehawken NJ 07086, US
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