Shoot the Chutes, Wonderland Park, East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Shoot the Chutes, Wonderland Park, East Lake Street, Minneapolis

The Shoot the Chutes from another angle, c. 1905.

Longfellow's Wonderland Park, Minneapolis

Longfellow's Wonderland Park, Minneapolis

The popular Shoot the Chutes ride, 1904. Boats would shoot down the ramp into the lagoon below.

Night scene, Wonderland Park, Minneapolis.

Night scene, Wonderland Park, Minneapolis.

Another postcard of Wonderland at night

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.

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.

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.

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