Altoona, Pennsylvania: Oldest Roller Coaster in America

"Leap the Dips" -- built in 1902, restored in 1999.

Lakemont Park

700 Park Ave., Altoona, PA
At Lakemont Park, on the southeast side of the city. I-99 exit 32, then southeast on Park Ave.
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Leap the Dips roller coaster, 1999.

Oldest Roller Coaster in America

Built in 1902, "Leap the Dips" is the oldest roller coaster in US. It is the last known railed coaster known to exist, completely restored in 1999. The park is a full of old rides. Lakemont Park is always worth the stop just to see the history of this park.

[Jim Fortino, 05/18/2004]

Jan. 2012: Photo added.

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