Want to relive the Idora Park experience? Head to Canfield


CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) — This is the last weekend this year that folks can get a first-hand look at memorabilia from Idora Park.

Operated by Jim Amey and his wife, the Idora Park Experience Museum is dedicated to the famed attraction that stood in Youngstown for nearly a century.

Amey said he visited the park frequently while growing up, and even worked there one summer.

One visit in particular got him thinking about preserving the landmark.

“Early 94, I actually took a walk through there. It was devastating that this park I expected to be here forever looked the way it did,” said Jim Amey, co-founder of the Idora Park Experience Museum.

The park opened in 1899 and was one of the most famous amusement parks in the nation.

It closed in 1984 after a massive fire.

The museum is on Turner Road in Canfield.

And it is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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