Sans Souci

Street Address: 
6000 S Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL

One of Chicago's first amusement parks, built in 1899. The park was a result of the success of the amusement parks at the World's Fair of 1894. The entrance to the park looked like a German beer garden - the interior of the park featured large shade trees, a Japanese tea garden, ornamental shrubbery, electric fountains, and nighttime lighting. The park offered a roller skating rink, roller coasters, a ballroom, a vaudeville theater, and more. Closed in 1913.




1895 - 1913


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