Bronx, New York: Freedomland USA Rock

Freedomland was supposed to be the East Coast's answer to Disneyland. It flopped, and all 200+ acres were bulldozed in 1965. The site is marked by a historical plaque on a small rock.

Address:
2035 Bartow Ave., Bronx, NY
Directions:
On the north side of Bartow Ave. just east of its intersection with Asch Loop, in the grass in front of Dunkin' Donuts.
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Freedomland.

Bronx, New York - Freedomland
Yesteryear Travel: Freedomland:

It's been gone for 50 years, but if we had the chance we would definitely visit Freedomland, where the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was recreated every half-hour!

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Freedomland.

Freedomland USA Rock

It's hard to imagine Freedomland USA and all its waterways, amid the bustle seen now in Co-op City along Barstow Ave. It must have been hard to compete with the 1965 NY Worlds Fair.

[Annie, 04/09/2021]

Freedomland USA Memorial.

Freedomland USA Memorial

Plaque on a rock marks the former entrance to Freedomland USA theme park. It was in the Bronx from 1960 to 1964.

[Erik Lander, 06/02/2019]

Freedomland was supposed to be the East Coast's answer to Disneyland, with stagecoaches, teepees, two Mississippi riverboats (it had eight miles of navigable waterways), and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which was reenacted every half hour. All 200+ acres were bulldozed in 1965. A few pieces from one of the riverboats were placed next to the rock in July 2019.


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