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These are the eerie remnants of Boblo Island Amusement Park

Story by Edward Pevos of MLive
Boblo Island Amusement Park closed 25 years ago. We were curious to see what remained of it today. Here are pictures we took of the eerie remnants of the park which operated from 1898 to 1993. The roller coasters were sold at auction, but there’s still plenty of amusement park remains scattered across the island.

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Pictured is an old weight scale taken by Emily Rose Bennett | MLive.com

The passageway to and from the dock

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Photo by Emily Rose Bennett | MLive.com

Did you to home to Michigan on the left or Canada to the right? This is the former entrance and exit tunnel where guests entered Boblo Island Amusement Park after a ferry ride across the Detroit River in Ontario. As you can see, much of this still remains, surrounded by weeds and overgrown grass.

Walking through the passageway

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The Boblo boat dock at the end of the passageway no longer exists.

Water fountain at the entrance

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This old fountain used to greet Boblo Island Amusement Park visitors as they emerged from the passageway after being dropped off by the ferry boats. You can see the Space Needle in the distance.
The Space Needle from a distance

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This is the old Space Needle. Remember going to the top of this? You can see the Space Needle from most areas of the island and even across the water in Amherstburg, Ontario.

The top of the Space Needle

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You can still see the words “Boblo Island” on it, nearly 25 years after the park’s closing.

The Space Needle’s queue area

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You can see the winding ramp where guests would wait in line to go up the Space Needle.
More of the Space Needle’s queue area

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You can see it’s overgrown with trees and leaves, but it’s still pretty much intact. People who come across this, though, are not allowed to walk onto it. It’s private property and it’s not safe.

The entertainment theatre

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Photo by Emily Rose Bennett | MLive.com

Photo: Emily Rose Bennett | MLive.com
Ivy and other plant life grow around the abandoned Boblo Island Amusement Park Theatre, located in the center of the island.

Rumor has it Aretha Franklin once performed here. Does anyone remember seeing “The Queen of Soul” in concert here?

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Inside the entertainment theatre

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Bleacher seating remains intact in the abandoned Boblo Island Amusement Park theater. You can also see the large stage and the curtain which has two big holes in it.

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