Guntown Mountain in Kentucky

Thursday, October 23, 2003 3:32 PM
What's the deal with this park? I've passed it numerous times on I-65 between Nashville and Louisville. It appears to have a Ferris Wheel and a chair lift ride up the mountain, but I'm not sure what else...maybe some flats. However, I'm pretty sure there is no coaster. Has anyone ever stopped and visited this park?
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Thursday, October 23, 2003 3:42 PM
I'm sorry, did you say 'Guntown Mountain?' Only in Kentucky...

I did a search on RCDB and the park didn't come up. I've never been, but apparently it does not have any coasters. Makes you wonder how they stay in business.

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 6:49 PM
It's amazing what a search on the internet will turn up. Finding this took me about 5 seconds. Not much info about the rides, tho.

mOOSH

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 8:27 PM
Turn your speakers up really loud before you click the link in Moosh's post.

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 8:28 PM
LOL....I found that out the hard way, too, Mike ;)

mOOSH

PS - did the calendar arrive yet??

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 8:51 PM
YES! :) Check your email...

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-Mike Buscema

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Friday, October 24, 2003 4:37 AM
Guide to ride has it listed. I think it has a kiddie coaster, Chuck who notices two parks he didn't know about in KY in it!

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Charles Nungester.
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Friday, October 24, 2003 5:42 AM

Charles Nungester said:
Guide to ride has it listed. I think it has a kiddie coaster, Chuck who notices two parks he didn't know about in KY in it!

Which GTR? It's not listed in GTR 2000, and if it was just a kiddie coaster, it wouldn't be in the original GTR either.
*** This post was edited by Jeffrey Seifert 10/24/2003 2:57:46 PM ***

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Friday, October 24, 2003 1:20 PM
Actually I went there in high school on a trip to Mammoth Cave, because all the cave tours were sold out for the day and we had time to spare. It really wasn't worth the time and was very run down. The chair lift to the top kind of scared me as well.

At the top of the mountain is a western town with about 4 shows (same actors for all....they go from show to show) and some shops. At the bottom of the mountain was a small assortment of flat rides and a water slide. That's about it.

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Friday, October 24, 2003 6:00 PM
I was in the area this spring checking out some things at Mammoth Cave. I actually pulled into the parking lot of Guntown intending to check it out but I had a hard time figuring out their pricing structure. I also didn't have much time.

I remember seeing an Eli wheel, a haunted house, and a tilt-a-whirl.

There are a bunch of FEC type places in the area with a few rides such as bumper cars and bumper boats.

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 5:56 PM
Skip Guntown Mountain. It's just a tourist trap for people who are staying at Mammoth Cave for a week and are looking for something to do between cave tours and hiking and canoeing.

if you're in the area and need an amusement park fix, your best bet is Beech Bend down in Bowling Green. They have an interesting collection of classic Carnival rides, all on temporary pads so they can be put away every Winter. The TiltaWhirl is one of the best anywhere, with the pitch angles 5 degrees sharper than most, resulting in pretty intense movement, and a roof over the whole structure, keeping the cars in pristine condition. Their Scrambler and Tornado are among the better models you'll find. The dark ride and Bumper Cars are great examples of compact rides. They have a log flume, one looping coaster and one junior steel coaster. It's worth an afternoon or evening visit if you're already in the area, but not worth a trip of any length.

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