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Muskego in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Muskego Beach Amusement Park

 
 
Muskego Beach Amusement Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, August 10, 2010
1. Muskego Beach Amusement Park Marker
Inscription. Muskego Beach was once the highest class of amusement park. Rides like Bubble Bounce, Screwball, dodgem’, Tail Spin, Wild Mouse, Walking Charlie, and other attractions filled the air with excitement and thrills. During its peak, a quarter million people, young and old, would visit the park each summer. John C. Schuet opened the Muskego Lake House in 1861 and developed the park for picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming and dancing. William Boszhardt bought the park in 1928, and then Charles Rose built the largest roller coaster in the Midwest with a drop of 75 feet at Muskego Beach. New rides, an arcade and ballroom were added and the bathing beach was enlarged.

Boszhardt died in 1943 and his wife sold the park to Rose in 1945.

Muskego Beach was operated as “DandiLion Park” by Willard Masterson from 1968 until closing May, 1978. Carousel #15 was moved to California and placed in July 1991 at Puente Hills Mall. Kiwanis Club of Muskego
 
Erected 2000 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-03.)
 
Location. 42° 54.407′ N, 88° 8.124′ W. Marker is in Muskego, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on Janesville Road (County Route L) half a mile east of Racine Avenue
Muskego Beach Amusement Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, August 10, 2010
2. Muskego Beach Amusement Park Marker
Marker as seen from the street.
(County Route Y), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: W17706 Janesville Road, Muskego WI 53150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Muskego Town Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Muskego (approx. 0.8 miles away); Linnie Lac (approx. 1.8 miles away); Childhood Home of Wisconsin Governor Julius P. Heil (1876-1949) (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cheney-Faulkner Cooper Home (approx. 2.5 miles away); Freewill Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Haseltine Cobblestone House (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Muskego.
 
Regarding Muskego Beach Amusement Park. The area of Muskego Beach Amusement Park is now a condominium development.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 3,592 times since then. Last updated on June 20, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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