Wayne Township Illinois


Senior Event: Lunch and Leslie Goddard Presentation
Riverview Park

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 — 12:00pm

It was once the "world's largest amusement park". It boasted the world's first suspended roller coaster and the first parachute ride. Today, it's merely one of Chicago's best loved memories. The name alone evoke nostalgia: the Pair-O-Chutes, Aladdin's Castle, Shoot the Chutes and of course, the Bobs roller coaster.

Join historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., for a look back at the history of Riverview, from its opening in 1904 to its sudden closing in 1967.

Lunch, prior to the presentation, is from Einstein Bagels.
Choice of bagel at sign-up:

  • Ham and Swiss
  • Avocado veg out
  • Turkey and cheddar

Lunch includes chips and a cookie.


Members: $12


27W031 North Avenue
West Chicago IL 60185

Use link at bottom for map and driving directions


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Updated 1/24/2024

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