Space City theme park in Alabama never made it out of the 60's

Posted Monday, March 19, 2012 9:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Space City USA is the biggest thing that never happened in Huntsville. For a brief, shining moment in the early 1960s, Huntsville was going to have an amusement park that rivaled Disney World. Actually, it would rival Disneyland, because Disney World was still basically swampland.

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Monday, March 19, 2012 5:17 PM

Very interesting to read through and see the pictures of the biggest thing that never happened. What an unbelievable waste of 2 Million dollars.

Blue People fly sideways when it rains...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:42 PM
Steve Shives's avatar

Having lived in Huntsville, its great town and the space theme would have been perfect with Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Space and Rocket Center/Space Camp there now. Looks like a bunch of people without a clue of how build/run a park.

I actually know where the Space City sign is. Nice to get the scoop on the history.

Steve Shives
First Cedar Point visit - 1972


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