It was in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles, about 1/2-way between LAX and SFMM right off the I-405 interstate. The "park" consisted of a suspended monorail tram tour of the brewery, a log flume, a few flats, and some shows. It never had any coasters. Although the park is gone the brewery is still in operation.
I don't ever recall anything like this associated with the brewery in St. Louis.
There is Grant's Farm. Is that what you're thinking about? It's one of the Busch families estates that has a small zoo and many rolling acres full of ruminants that you take a tram through. And of course, the beer!
I haven't been in quite a while, but I think they have a carousel.
I wonder why these parks were not succesfull like the floridia and virginia parks? It seems to me that california has the population and tourisum(sp) to make it a succesfull park. *** Edited 3/31/2006 4:59:05 PM UTC by crazy horse***
Not many parents want to take their children to walk a brewery.....even though that doesn't exactly sound like a bad idea. In all seriousness, I think it was just due to what they had to offer at the time in comparison to the surrounding parks, and that was not enough to entice many back.
Yep, the Van Nuys park also had a boat ride. It took up most of the park if I remember correctly.
It was never really an amusement park, it was a beer garden. I think it was free up until they added the Log Flume section of the park. I don't remember that section being open for very long before they closed it to expand the brewery.
My dad said he whent to Bush Gardens L.A. when he was a little cub scout when he lived in Orange County. He said that it was a small cheesey little theme park. He said that it was right neer Six Flags Magic Mountain and down town L.A.
No wonder why it closed down!!!! *** Edited 4/2/2006 2:49:32 AM UTC by Hamster Boy***
Parts of the monorail track are still at the brewery. There was a fairly indepth story about the park on one of those local PBS shows, and it had a lot of information with a great history of the property. They even talked to some employees that worked at the brewery then and now. *** Edited 4/3/2006 8:24:50 AM UTC by GoliathKills***