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Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cedar Point

“The Queen of American Watering Places”

 
 
Cedar Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
1. Cedar Point Marker
Inscription.  Cedar Point became a popular beach resort in the late 1870s, when visitors traveled to the peninsula by steamboat from Sandusky. The Grand Pavilion (1888), the oldest building in the park, dates from this era. Promoter George Boeckling formed the Cedar Point Pleasure Resort Company in 1897 and vastly expanded the resort’s attractions. During the first decade of the 1900's, he built the lagoons, an amusement circle, and several hotels, including the landmark Breakers in 1905. The Coliseum, opened in 1906, became the centerpiece of the park and hosted many of the famous big bands through the Depression and World War II years. In the late 1950s, Cedar Point began its transformation into a modern amusement park.
 
Erected 2001 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Cedar Point Amusement Park and Resort, and The Ohio Historial Society. (Marker Number 17-22.)
 
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historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 41° 28.719′ N, 82° 40.755′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Cedar Point Road. The marker is located inside the park in the ‘Funway’ median. It’s the right side of the median as you approach it from the entrance gates. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Cedar Point Road, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Downs Racing Derby (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cedar Point’s Magnum XL-200 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Inaugural Meeting of Ohio Hospital Association (approx. half
Cedar Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
2. Cedar Point Marker
a mile away); Sandusky Aviation, Shipyard & Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shoreline Park (approx. 2 miles away); The Underground Railroad / Abolition Boats Provide an Escape to Freedom in Erie County (approx. 2 miles away); Kilbourne Plat (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sandusky (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
 
Additional keywords. Amusement Park
 
The Arcade, among the oldest buildings (interior) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
3. The Arcade, among the oldest buildings (interior)
The Arcade, among the oldest buildings (exterior) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
4. The Arcade, among the oldest buildings (exterior)
The 'Funway', heart of the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
5. The 'Funway', heart of the park
A Sunset View from the Hotel Breakers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 7, 2019
6. A Sunset View from the Hotel Breakers
The 36-passenger train has reached the 205 foot apex on the Magnum XL-200, one of the 17 roller coasters at Cedar Point. From this point the one-mile long 72 mph ride goes on forever!
Down the Other Side! image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 7, 2019
7. Down the Other Side!
Gaining speed on the initial 60° vertical drop on the Magnum XL-200 roller coaster at Cedar Point.
<i>Boat Landing, Cedar Point, Ohio.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
8. Boat Landing, Cedar Point, Ohio.
<i>Main Pavilion, Cedar Point, O.</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By C.W. Platt, 1905
9. Main Pavilion, Cedar Point, O.
<i>Entrance Scenic Railway, Cedar Point, Ohio</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
10. Entrance Scenic Railway, Cedar Point, Ohio
<i>Lobby of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point, Ohio</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
11. Lobby of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point, Ohio
<i>A Sea Swing, Cedar Point on Lake Erie</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
12. A Sea Swing, Cedar Point on Lake Erie
<i>Canoeing on Beautiful Lagoons, Cedar Point-on-Lake Erie</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
13. Canoeing on Beautiful Lagoons, Cedar Point-on-Lake Erie
<i>The Midway, Cedar Point, Ohio</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1915
14. The Midway, Cedar Point, Ohio
<i>Watching the Bathers, Cedar Point, O.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1915
15. Watching the Bathers, Cedar Point, O.
<i>Finest Fresh Water Beach in the World, Cedar Point, Ohio.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1916
16. Finest Fresh Water Beach in the World, Cedar Point, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,384 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   6, 7. submitted on November 4, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on November 18, 2015. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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