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Short-Lived Fun in Funtown


In the 1960s, Funtown Amusement Center was Atlanta’s hot spot for families to spend the day enjoying rides like the Crazy Daisy and Kiddie Whip and eating carnival food. Other activities included mini golf, batting cages, bowling and roller coasters with names like the Wild Mouse.

Funtown became of notable importance in 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. referenced the park in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, remembering the look on his daughter’s face when she could not visit Funtown, since it was closed to children of color.

Funtown closed in 1967 – the same year Six Flags Over Georgia opened.

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Steve August 16, 2017 - 1:02 pm

I have located the train kid ride from fun town track and all cars , would love to find pic of it back in the day 706 380 4380

Quentin Abbott December 23, 2017 - 7:41 pm

I can remember Fun town and the wild mouse, those were the days and lets
not forget the southeastern fair at Lakewood fairgrounds the six flags came
darn it no more fair and no more funtown.

Bobby April 3, 2020 - 7:09 pm

Went there as a kid loved it also my uncle owned the restaurant inside the bowling alley

Bev Farmer May 28, 2020 - 2:51 pm

Cool….I probably ate at it many times!! My Dad bowled on a league at the Bowling alley!!!!


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