Fun Fair (Amusement Park) in Skokie, Illinois. (1948-1968)
Fun Fair Amusement Park was located on the southeast corner of Skokie Highway and Golf Road in Skokie, Illinois. From 1948 to 1968, Fun Fair was owned and operated by Dave Foley, Tom Foley and John O'Brien. Among its attractions was a fire engine, which was used to pick up birthday party guests at their homes and deliver them to the amusement park.
There was a helicopter ride, boat ride, merry-go-round, a six-car Ferris wheel, a whip ride, the swinging gym, a truck ride on a track, hand crank peddle cars, tilt-a-whirl, a rocket ride, a car ride, and a miniature train.
There were two roller coasters, the Little Dipper roller coaster, and the Wild Mouse roller coaster. The Wild Mouse wasn't really fast but it was a memorable ride with its tight, quick and flat turns. You always had the feeling the car was going to fall off the flimsy track.