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Weehawken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Eldorado Amusement Park

Eldorado Amusement Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Donovan, September 4, 2015
1. Eldorado Amusement Park Marker
Inscription.  From 1891-1894, the Eldorado Amusement Park, set atop the Weehawken Palisades thrilled thousands of visitors from New York City and surrounding New Jersey locales. Conceived by Hungarian entrepreneur Bolossy Kiralfy, the 15-acre site encompassed the area from the cliffs west to Highland Avenue and from Liberty Place south to Duer Place. The landscape grounds included a Moorish inspired casino, a Rhenish castle perched on the cliff's edge, a 30-foot high fountain, a large music pavilion and bandstands. Grand entertainments were presented in an 8,000 seat Roman-style amphitheatre and included circus acts, ballooning, fireworks and huge musical spectacles with casts of 1,000. Access from the river was provided by means of a giant 150-foot high elevator which connected to a train that crossed a trestle spanning the distance to the park's entrance at Liberty Place.
Erected 2009.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 40° 46.381′ N, 74° 0.936′ W. Marker is in Weehawken, New
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Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of JFK Blvd. East and Liberty Place, on the right when traveling north on JFK Blvd. East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weehawken NJ 07086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weehawken Korea and Vietnam Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weehawken Dueling Grounds (approx. ¼ mile away); Death Rock of Alexander Hamilton (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hamilton-Burr Duel (approx. ¼ mile away); Highwood (approx. 0.3 miles away); Weehawken: Gateway to New York (approx. 0.7 miles away); North Bergen World War I Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Pietro di Donato (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weehawken.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Bill Donovan of Maplewood, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 108 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Bill Donovan of Maplewood, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 26, 2023