21. Geauga Lake Park
The history of Geauga Lake Park — in Bainbridge Township and Aurora, Ohio — stretches all the way back to its opening in 1887. Originally a picnic and swimming spot, the park opened with a swimming pool, race track, dance hall, theater, and bowling alley. As the years went on the park would add rides and roller coasters like 1925’s Big Dipper, the largest coaster of its time at 65 feet high, 2,800 feet long.
The park changed owners several times over the years, even re-branding under the Six Flags name for a time, before all operations ceased in 2016. Still, several of the attractions and roller coasters still stand as testament to the long history of the creepy abandoned amusement parks that survived through the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.