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

Noah's Ark

National Historic District

 
 
Noah's Ark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
1. Noah's Ark Marker
Inscription. Perhaps the most famous symbol of Kennywood, the Ark was not added to the scene here until the Great Depression. For many years one of its features was a series of hidden air jets out front to blow up women's dresses. But slacks and shorts made that obsolete.
 
Erected by Kennywood.
 
Location. 40° 23.286′ N, 79° 51.921′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Kennywood, an amusement park in seasonal operation since 1898. Admission fee required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Turtle (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennywood's Thunderbolt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thunderbolt (about 300 feet away); The Pagoda (about 300 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (about 400 feet away); Miniature Railroad (about 400 feet away); Laffin' Sal (about 400 feet away); Auto Race (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the front
Noah's Ark image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
2. Noah's Ark
The ark actually rocks steadily, left and right. The marker is in landscaping at ground level, below the ark in this picture.
at ground level in landscaping, whereas the actual ark is elevated.
 
Regarding Noah's Ark. The rocking ark is accessed by an elevator, with operator, that has simulated malfunctions. The ark features narrow dark passageways, including stairs, and various scenes, some with surprise automations. There are escape doors for patrons to quit the experience early.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kennywood. (Submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Kennywood - Wikipedia. "This ride [is] the last operating of its kind in the world..." (Submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Noah's Ark image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
3. Noah's Ark
This is the walkway from the elevator to the ark. The figures on the ark are mounted loosely, swaying and jerking irregularly, as on springs, as the ark rocks mechanically.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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