Welcome to our website devoted to the memory of Whalom Park Amusement Company. Established in 1893, the park grew from a woodland trolley stop - deer park, into a wonderful, nostalgic amusement park complete with a beautiful 'Charles Looff' carousel, a classic wooden roller-coaster, an entertainment playhouse which presented opera and plays each summer starring many famous Hollywood celebrities. A ballroom that hosted lavish dances which swung to big band orchestra's like Tommy Dorsey and more. A Roller-
Skating Rink, Fun House, Ferris Wheel and all the other rides and games
an amusement park could provide.
This is an interactive map depicting the park as it existed prior to it's closing
in '2000. Clicking on each button will bring back all the memories you have
for this lost treasure in north central Massachusetts. We invite
you to enjoy Whalom Park as many of us did - through photos,
sound and video clips. Unfortunately, our young children or
their children will never experience Whalom Park as we did.
Please share this site with them too. We hope you'll have
'A Whale of a Time, at Whalom Park'. Before you begin
to explore this map, make some popcorn or a cherry
sno-cone, then sit back and have FUN!
Scroll left, right, up and down to
view the entire map
107 years of fun ended in '2000...
But will always be remembered!
Click on these 'Time Capsules' to see what ride or attraction existed on this spot in the past.
Click on these icons to view other special memories of Whalom.
Do you have photo's of Whalom Park you'd like to share on this site? If so, please email them to us:
Whalom Park permanently closed in '2000. The rides, games, and anything not attached to the ground was sold. The buildings remained empty until 2006 when the park was purchased by a land developer, and then demolished - click to view Whalom Today.
Click on the camera icons to view video clips from your favorite memories. If you would like to view any video in full screen mode, click on the video, (this will take you to Youtube.com) then
click on the Full Screen icon on the
bottom, right of the video.
For more than 100 years, people enjoyed these grounds known as Whalom Park. In the earliest days, it was a woodland oasis one could escape to from the bustling cities of Fitchburg and Leominster via the trolley, which would travel through the woods and let folks off to enjoy their day strolling through the park, visiting the deer and other animals here, swimming and having a picnic on the banks of Lake Whalom. Later, rides were introduced like the beautiful hand carved "Charles Looff" carousel, a Ferris wheel, Roller-Skating Rink, and even a Roller-Coaster. The park grew into a wonderful amusement park - not like the enormous mega-parks that have taken over the world. It was small, yet affordable with just the right amount of rides, games and entertainment one expects from a day of fun and relaxation. Whalom Park always allowed folks to even bring their own food and drinks into the park! Unfortunately, the days of affordable fun have gone for good. Most of these quaint amusement parks have all closed their gates ~ as did Whalom in 2000. We shall drive by the land now, and not think of it the same ever again. Presently a condominium complex is being constructed.
Do you have photograph's or video of your visits to Whalom Park? Would you like to share them with the world?
If so, we would enjoy posting and sharing them here on this memorial website. Your scanned photo's may be attached to your email and sent to us whenever you wish. If you have film, video or unscanned photo's, we may borrow and scan for you, please contact us at 800-401-3694
You may bring your material to Drawbridge Productions ~ located at 1335 Massachusetts Ave. Lunenburg, MA, 01462 - If you are mailing your material and wish for it to be returned, please send a return postage mailer enclosed in the package.
Thank you in advance for keeping the memory of Whalom alive.
Our email address is: email@example.com
Click on any button that has a ride, game or attraction to view photographs of it.
This web site is and will continue to be FREE of charge for your pleasure ~ (like Whalom was during the early days!) We maintain, and pay for it to be up and running. If you are enjoying this site, consider a small donation through PAYPAL, so we may continue offering it for FREE. Thank you :)
Now you can return here ~ Anytime!...And it's FREE!
Please note: This website is an ongoing construction site. Video clips, photo's and more are continuously being added daily. Please be patient and return often to view the new additions.
THANK YOU :)
Did you know that folks from Lunenburg & Whalom were featured on a TV show hosted by Matt Lauer? Click the television set to watch.
The owners of Whalom Park were once featured on a PBS program documenting 'Great Old Amusement Parks" Click the TV to watch a clip.
Click these links to visit
some other great
Whalom Park web sites:
Easter Weekend was traditionally the opening of the season. Click the
Easter egg icons to view some
The historic Whalom Playhouse burned to the ground after a huge blaze took the building in September 1975. A covered shelter was built here after the fire and extended the picnic grove area.
This building, known as the 'Lufkin' house was used as the Administration offices - It was the final building on the land to be torn down ~Nov. 2010.
Many Hollywood celebrities stayed at the 'Whalom Park Resort' while performing at the Playhouse. Several cottages on the grounds were for their use.
Most of us who visited the park, remember the music that blared on the sound system. Click the play buttons on the sound bars below to hear some of your old favorites while strolling through the park.
Love Will Keep Us Together
Welcome to the most complete website devoted to the memories of Whalom Park Amusement Company in Lunenburg, MA
Click on these newspaper icons
to 'Read All About it'!
This was also known as 'The Fun Place', 'The Prism' & 'Monster Motel'
Turn on your speakers for all the sounds you will hear
Click on the tornado to view the disasters that
struck Whalom Park
Did you work at Whalom? If so, tell us your memories of working here.
For a Whale of a Time
What do you miss most now that Whalom Park has closed?
What was your favorite ride?
What was your favorite game?
What is your favorite
memory of Whalom Park?
Did you enjoy your return to Whalom Park? Let us know your thoughts here...
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