Only Amusement Park Between Philadelphia and Chicago
Thursday, August 25, 1983
On this date, a feature article appeared in the Weirton Daily Times entitled “The Enchantment of Rock Springs Echoes in Memories.” The article incorrectly stated that the park officially opened on May 30, 1887*, and that the scenic railroad was built in 1921**. However, it did add an interesting historical note. “At the time Rock Springs Park opened, it was the only amusement park between Philadelphia and Chicago.”
*Rock Springs Park had its official opening on Memorial Day, May 30, 1897. **The World’s Greatest Scenic Railway, a gravity operated ride, opened on May 24, 1907.