Old Chicago is nothing but a memory now but from 1975 to 1980 it
dazzled millions of visitors and left it's mark on many of us. Old
Chicago was the first fully enclosed shopping center and amusement park
and was way ahead of it's time. These pages are a tribute to Old
Chicago, the people behind it and the memories that many of us have from
passing between the lions, walking it's streets and having the time of
our lives in the Old Chicago Fairgrounds.
This is the one section of my website that I never want to stop
working on because not only is it in a large part responsible for making
me into a coaster enthusiast but because I want to keep Old Chicago's
memory alive with more photos, memories, video and anything else that
you might have to share from your times at Old Chicago as well.
If you happen to have anything that you can add to this Old Chicago
March 2014 Updates:
Videos of the Old
Chicago Fairgrounds and Old Chicago's demolition.
Below are different sections about Old Chicago.
The Old Chicago Fairgrounds
An Employee Manual
Old Chicago Postcards
An Old Chicago Pamphlet
Tickets & Memorabilia
Old Chicago Videos - Updated February 4, 2012
A History Of Old Chicago
Old Chicago Memories -
Updated January 5, 2013
My Memories of Old Chicago
Reader Contributions - Updated January 5, 2013
Old Chicago Closing
Old Chicago Today
Most of the photographs of Old Chicago in this site have been from the
Bolingbrook Historical Society's collection and I would like to thank
them for sharing them with me.
Copyright 1999 - 2015
Paul B. Drabek