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Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour

Opened May, 1975

 
 
Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 28, 2009
1. Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour Marker
Inscription.  
Operating 25 years in the same corner of what was originally called "The Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera", this popular children's jeep ride was manufactured by Intamin AG of Switzerland.

This "Kiddie Merry Hunting" ride cost about $41,000 in 1975.

Fun Fact
The "Ranger's Hat" centerpiece was made by International Amusement Devices, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio at a cost of $3,175.
 
Erected 2000 by Kings Dominion.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1975.
 
Location. 37° 50.388′ N, 77° 26.592′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is located within Kings Dominion amusement park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boo Boo's Tree Swings (a few steps from this marker); Boulder Bumpers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wave Swinger (about 500 feet away); The Shockwave (about 500 feet away); The Eiffel Tower (about 600 feet away); Water Works (about 800 feet away); Volcano (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
 
Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 28, 2009
2. Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour Marker
Ranger Smith's Jeep Tours entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 28, 2009
3. Ranger Smith's Jeep Tours entrance
Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 28, 2009
4. Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour
Ride is currently located in the KidZville section of Kings Dominion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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