Night scene, Wonderland Park, Minneapolis.

Night scene, Wonderland Park, Minneapolis

Another postcard of Wonderland at night, c.1908.

Wonderland Amusement Park, Lake Street and Thirty-First Avenue, Minneapolis.

Wonderland Amusement Park, Lake Street and Thirty-First Avenue, Minneapolis

Wonderland at night. Note the 120-foot electric tower at the center of the postcard, 1905–1912.

Wonderland Amusement Park

Only open for seven seasons, Wonderland Amusement Park brought thrills and sights from Coney Island to Minneapolis. With a roller coaster, fun house, shoot-the-chutes, miniature railroads for kids, a 120-foot lighted tower, and a display of premature babies in incubators, Wonderland drew crowds from all over Minnesota.

The Pippin roller coaster at Wildwood, 1927.

Wildwood Park, Wildwood

The Pippin roller coaster at Wildwood, 1927. Photograph by Norton and Peel.

An advertisement for a concert at Wildwood, c.1920.

Streetcar Sign

An advertisement for a concert at Wildwood, c.1920.

The Bathhouse at Wildwood, c.1915.

Bathhouse at Wildwood, White Bear Lake

The Bathhouse at Wildwood, c.1915.

Streetcar station, Wildwood Amusement Park, c.1915.

Interurban streetcar station (White Bear Lake), Wildwood

Streetcar station, Wildwood Amusement Park, c.1915.

Wildwood Dance Pavilion, c.1912.

Wildwood Park Pavilion on White Bear Lake, Wildwood

Wildwood Dance Pavilion, c.1912.

Family at Wildwood Park, c.1899.

View at Wildwood

Family at Wildwood Park, c.1899.

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