Longtime Indiana amusement park closes gates after 94 years

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MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana amusement park that entertained generations of visitors with rides, midway attractions and lakeside concerts for nearly a century has closed, park officials say, citing the park’s disappointing performance.

Indiana Beach, which opened in 1926, offered roller coasters and other rides from its lakeside site on Lake Shafer in Monticello, about 30 miles north of Lafayette.

The park was long known for its slogan and jingle, “There’s more than corn in Indiana.” But WLFI-TV reports park officials confirmed that it had been shuttered in a statement issued Wednesday, a day after news of the closure broke, saying “this was not a decision entered into lightly.”

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  1. Well I’m disappointed that they closed I’ve been going there every since I was a kid.I’m50 now.took my kids there.and was going to take my grandchildren now that they r old enough this year but they won’t get that experience bc they have closed closed the gates.that’s the problem now days everything I’ve grew up doing they take it away and u wonder why kids r into everything bc they dont have anything to do bc u take ev away so now they r into drugs getting into trouble bc they r bored stop taken things away and u mite see a difference

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