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Freedomland USA Theme Park

 
 
Freedomland USA Theme Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, May 26, 2019
1. Freedomland USA Theme Park Marker
Inscription.  On this Co-Op City site in 1960-1964 was the entrance to Freedomland USA
"The World's Largest Outdoor Entertainment Center"
A true theme park shaped in the map of the United States with rides, attractions and performers depicting the history of our country in an educational and entertaining manner.
 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 40° 52.175′ N, 73° 49.752′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker is on Bartow Avenue ¼ mile east of Co-Op City Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2035 Bartow Avenue, Bronx NY 10475, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pell’s Treaty Oak (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bartow – Pell Mansion (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bartow Pell Mansion (approx. 1.2 miles away); Glover’s Rock (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Glover’s Rock (approx. 1.4 miles away); Patriots of the American Revolution (approx. 1.6
A sternwheeler and tugboat at Freedomland USA image. Click for full size.
2. A sternwheeler and tugboat at Freedomland USA
Photo courtesy of Freedomland U.S.A./Michael R. Virgintino Collection
miles away); In Memory of the Underhills (approx. 1.6 miles away); Saint Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronx.
 
Also see . . .  Freedomland U.S.A. (Wikipedia). "Freedomland U.S.A. (usually called just Freedomland) was a short-lived, American history-themed amusement park in the Baychester area in the northeastern part of the Bronx borough in New York City. Its slogan was "The World's Largest Entertainment Center" (later, "The World's Largest Outdoor Family Entertainment Center")....Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960. It declared bankruptcy and closed at the end of the 1964 season, and the land was used to build Co-op City." (Submitted on May 29, 2019.) 
 
Categories. EducationParks & Recreational Areas
 
Hollywood Arena Colossus at Freedomland USA image. Click for full size.
3. Hollywood Arena Colossus at Freedomland USA
Photo courtesy of Freedomland U.S.A./Michael R. Virgintino Collection
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2019, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on December 3, 2019, by Michael R Virgintino of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on May 29, 2019, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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