July 8, 2008

Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio

Next we headed over the Kentucky border.

Then we headed back over the Ohio border.

We landed at one of America's oldest amusement parks, Coney Island.

Not to be confused with Brooklyn's Coney Island, this park opened in 1886 on the shores of the Ohio River.

We waited in line while guests enjoyed the Ferris Wheel.

The 120-year old park has been ravaged by flooding many times during its history, but has always managed to rise from the water.

The largest flood in its history occurred in 1937.


This is not a pretty picture.

Visitors to the current Coney Island can be entertained by three different live shows daily. Here we are Stuck in the 80's.

The Python is one of several thrill rides still running at the park.

Back to the show for Island Beats.
Funhouse mirrors make Marlon believe he has lost a lot of weight...
and Doug look much taller.
Get a peek inside the circus in Under the Big Top.
Watch this video of Coney Island.

After leaving Coney Island, we drove across the "Big Mac Bridge".
Near the Olive Branch Campground in Oregonia we came across the Caesar Creek Gorge.

To be continued...

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