Six Flags St. Louis
Eureka, Missouri
2002
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Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Six Flags St. Louis is a nice park to visit.  As you can see from the entrance that there are plenty of trees to get some shade under.  Also a little tip...the tents to the left of center are the metal detectors added after 9-11.  I understand the park needs them as they want to be security conscious but if there's any sort of a crowd this is a monster bottleneck.  What Six Flags really needs to do is build a new entrance further out into the parking lot to accommodate the crowds. 

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Once inside the gates there is a really relaxing plaza that is bordered by shops, bathrooms and the entrance to Hurricane Harbor, Six Flags St. Louis water park for those really hot days.

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Towering over most of the park is one of Six Flag's signature rides, Colossus.

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Colossus is built in the center of the park which happens to be themed to the Worlds Fair that was held in St. Louis.  George Ferris moved his original Ferris Wheel from the Chicago Columbian Exposition down to St. Louis for their fair and it's a nice tribute to have another Ferris Wheel in the World's Fair.  Now if they could just restore the carousel and move it from Britannia to the World's Fair the area would be perfect.

ix Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri


One of the nice touches that parks built in the 1960's and 70's were these tunnels made of ivy.  They are always nice, cool and a great place to rest but unfortunately spots like these are disappearing at other parks.


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