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Coney Island

Listed under Theme Parks in New York City, United States.

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With a history dating back to the 17th century, Coney Island has become a permanent landmark for amusements. Between approximately 1880 and the 1940s, Coney Island was one of the largest amusement areas in the United States, with several million visitors each year. Coney Island is home to a variety of small amusement parks, including Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, 12th Street Amusements, and Kiddie Park. All amusement parks are located conveniently close to several beaches and the New York Aquarium. One of the country's oldest wooden roller coasters built in 1927, The Cylone, is still running at its location in Coney Island. It includes an 85-foot, 60 degree drop. Many other attractions include haunted houses, bumper cars, a variety of games and a sideshow. A trip to Coney Island would not be complete without a visit to Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, where it's original location has been standing since 1916. Make it a point to be there on July 4th when they hold their annual hot dog eating contest for those who can stomach hot dogs in large quantities.

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