Excelsior Amusement Park, Shortly after its Closing, 1973 (by Jerry W. Fuqua)
One of the Twin Cities area’s most popular summertime hangouts—Excelsior Amusement Park in Excelsior, Minnesota—shut down for good on September 3, 1973, after nearly a half century in business. Its owners started a new amusement park—Valleyfair in Shakopee—two and a half years later. Excelsior’s 48-horse carousel is still operating at Valleyfair.
Photo via J.W. Fuqua Photography