10 2005

Camden Park

Camden Park illustration
One of these days a West Virginia trip is in order and some of my favorite memories are from Camden Park. Originally opened in 1903, it still apparently has its original wooden coasters from the end of the 50′s. Check out the awesome train cars on the Big Dipper (1958). From the skyliner you can probably see what a dump the place is now compared to its heyday, but you can still ride the old chain pulled Haunted House. I loved riding the Spider all lit up at night. Nice overview pics.

5 Comments on “Camden Park”

  1. i love this post so much… lets go there. xo

  2. I loved Camden Park. My family owned the land it was built on. Do you know the theme song?

  3. @ann: Theme song!? Coincidentally I was in Huntington last weekend for a funeral and I drove out to the park to spy from the parking lot :) They finally got rid of the loop coaster.

  4. Jennifer Nettleton

    I love camden Park. I take my daughter and her friends all the time I have been going for years It is so much fun

  5. Camden Park is definetly NOT a dump, you need to update your info…..it is nostalgic and dated..however, it has fresh paint, new blacktop and a great deal for a fun afternoon.