Silver Beach Amusement Park

333 Broad St
St. Joseph, MI - 49085

Type: Theme Parks
(269) 932-1141
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Silver Beach Amusement Park, located in St. Joseph, Michigan, was a beloved waterfront amusement park that operated from 1891 to 1971. It was situated along the shores of Lake Michigan, providing stunning views and a fun-filled atmosphere that attracted visitors from all over the Midwest.

During its heyday, Silver Beach Amusement Park featured a wide variety of rides and attractions, including roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, carousels, and fun houses. One of its most famous rides was the Shadowland Ballroom, a popular dance hall that hosted big bands and famous musicians of the era, drawing crowds for lively nights of music and dancing.

The park also had numerous other attractions that catered to families and thrill-seekers alike, such as a giant slide, bumper cars, and a midway with games and food stands. The beachfront location allowed visitors to enjoy both the amusement park rides and the natural beauty of Lake Michigan, making it a unique and cherished destination.

Although Silver Beach Amusement Park closed its doors in 1971, its legacy lives on in the community. Today, the site of the former amusement park is home to Silver Beach County Park, a public park that offers beach access, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a restored carousel that pays homage to the original amusement park. The Silver Beach Carousel, a meticulously crafted and beautifully restored ride, features hand-carved and painted horses and other animals, providing a nostalgic experience for visitors.

The nearby Shadowland Pavilion, which stands where the original Shadowland Ballroom once did, is now a venue for events and community gatherings, continuing the tradition of entertainment and social connection in the area.

Silver Beach County Park also includes the Whirlpool Compass Fountain, one of the largest splash pads in the region, providing a fun and refreshing experience for children and families during the summer months.

Overall, while the original Silver Beach Amusement Park is no longer in operation, its spirit and history are preserved and celebrated through the attractions and amenities available at Silver Beach County Park, making it a cherished destination for both locals and visitors to St. Joseph, Michigan.

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Park Hours Thursday: 4 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday: 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5 pm 
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Entry Fees 1 token per ride (TOKENS NEVER EXPIRE)
1 token - $3
2 tokens - $5
5 tokens - $10
12 tokens - $20
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