• Indiana Beach Apr 24

    Chicago Businessman Buys Indiana Beach Amusement Park

    A Chicago businessman has bought a northern Indiana amusement park that abruptly closed in February and hopes to reopen the 94-year-old tourist destination’s rides and other attractions this summer if coronavirus restrictions allow. Gene Staples purchased Indiana Beach before its former owner, California-based Apex Parks Group, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 8, White County Commissioner John Heimlich, said Thursday….

  • Indiana Beach Feb 20

    Indiana Beach Amusement Park to Close After Nearly 100 Years

     A northern Indiana amusement park that entertained generations of visitors with rides, midway attractions and lakeside concerts for nearly a century has closed, park officials say, citing the park’s disappointing performance. Indiana Beach, which opened in 1926, offered roller coasters and other rides from its lakeside site on Lake Shafer in Monticello, about 30 miles north of Lafayette. The park…

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