1Named the “White City” for its Combination of White Stucco and Streetlights
At the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, visitors were treated to novel entertainment in the form of an amusement park. Following the Exposition, amusement parks began cropping up across the United States. Indianapolis got three – Riverside Amusement Park, Wonderland, and White City Amusement Park.
Located in Broad Ripple, the White City Amusement Park opened on May 26, 1906. The park sat at the end of a streetcar line, making it easily accessible to residents of Indianapolis, for a cost of twenty centers per person.