Leap The Dips

A National Historic Landmark
National Register Number: 91000229
Nomination Forms: National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places

Location: Lakemont Park; 700 Park Avenue; Altoona, Blair County, PA
Geographic Coordinates: 40.4706N 78.3965W

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 19, 1996):
Leap-the-Dips is the last known example of a Side-Friction Figure Eight roller coaster. Side Friction Figure Eight roller coasters were once common in amusement parks across North America as well as in parks in other parts of the world. The Side Friction Figure Eight type of coaster represented an important stage in the technological evolution of the roller coaster.

Links: Wikipedia and Lakemont Park.

June 11, 2008
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