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West Mifflin in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Turtle

National Historic District

 
 
The Turtle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
1. The Turtle Marker
Marker is at the queue line.
Inscription.  Originally known as the Tumble Bug and built by Travers Co. of Beaver Falls, this ride used to be a standard in just about every amusement park in North America. This one has been at Kennywood since 1927.
 
Erected by Kennywood.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
 
Location. 40° 23.319′ N, 79° 51.926′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard. Marker is on the grounds of Kennywood, an amusement park operating seasonally since 1898. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Noah's Ark (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennywood's Thunderbolt (within shouting distance of this marker); Thunderbolt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pagoda (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miniature Railroad (about 500 feet away); Laffin' Sal
The Turtle image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
2. The Turtle
Towards Turtle entrance. Note the turtle pictures overhead.
(about 500 feet away); Auto Race (about 500 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
Regarding The Turtle. According to a automated recording at the ride, this is the only operating ride of its kind.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tumble Bug - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Kennywood. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Kennywood - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
The Turtle image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
3. The Turtle
The ride travels counter-clockwise. Not to be confused with the steel coaster track overhaed.
The Turtle image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
4. The Turtle
The Turtle image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
5. The Turtle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 287 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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