“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Elvis Favorite Ride

The Zippin Pippin

Elvis Favorite Ride Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in Bay Beach Amusement Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 Bay Beach Road, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
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); The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau (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
Zippin Pippin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
2. Zippin Pippin and Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Packers Practice Fields (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cnesses Israel Synagogue (approx. 1.8 miles away); Curly Lambeau (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.) 

3. Bay Beach Amusement Park. (Submitted on July 8, 2013.)
4. Green Bay Press Gazette article on the Zippin Pippin. (Submitted on September 25, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
Categories. Entertainment
Zippin Pippin image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
3. Zippin Pippin
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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