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Elvis Favorite Ride

The Zippin Pippin

 
 
Elvis Favorite Ride Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2013
1. Elvis Favorite Ride Marker
Inscription.  The Zippin Pippin was Elvis Presley's favorite ride. The "King" rented Libertyland August 8, 1977 from 1:15 a.m. to 7 a.m. to entertain a group of about 10 guests. Decked in a blue jumpsuit with black leather belt, huge belt buckle with turquoise studs and gold chains, the "King" rode the Zippin Pippin repeatedly during a two-hour period. He lost his belt buckle on the ride that morning, and it was found and returned the next day. Elvis's Libertyland rental became his last public appearance. He died August 16.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1977.
 
Location. 44° 31.985′ N, 87° 59.019′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from North Irwin Avenue north of East Shore Drive. Marker is in Bay Beach Amusement Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 Bay Beach Road, Green Bay WI 54301, 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. Naval Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grassy Island Range Lights (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Significance of the Port (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Port of Today (approx. 1.7 miles away); Packers Practice Fields (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cnesses Israel Synagogue (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
More about this marker. The original Pippin roller coaster opened in East End Park (later Libertyland) in 1912 in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2005 Libertyland closed its gates, citing financial difficulties. In 2010, the Zippin Pippin was sold to the City of Green Bay, Wisconsin and installed at its Bay Beach Amusement Park.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Zippin Pippin. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 8, 2013.) 

2. Zippin Pippin Roller Coaster Photos. Libertyland in Memphis. (Submitted on July 8, 2013.) 
 
Zippin Pippin and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2013
2. Zippin Pippin and Marker
Zippin Pippin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2013
3. Zippin Pippin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,342 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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