[graphic] National Historic Landmarks Program header [graphic]NPS Arrowhead and link to www.nps.gov[photo] Chrysler Building, New York[photo] Brown Chapel, Selma AL[phtoto] Cape Hatteras Light Station, Buxton, North Carolina[photo] Pioneer Deep Space Station, Fort Irwin, CA
     
 
Santa Cruz Looff Carousel & Roller Coaster On The Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz, California
County of Santa Cruz.
400 Beach Street
National Register Number: 87000764
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - fair, amusement park. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: CA-17 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: PHONE: (408) 423-5590.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 24, 1987):
Built in 1911, this carousel is one of the six essentially intact Looff carousels in the United States. The Looff family was one of the major early manufacturers of carousels. The roller coaster (1924) is the older of the two large, wooden scaffolded roller coasters remaining on the West Coast.

Condition:
The Giant Dipper is a well-maintained attraction at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 55 million riders have experienced the coaster since it opened in 1924. The landmark is in good condition

The Giant Dipper was awarded an American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) Roller Coaster Landmark Plaque during the park's 2007 Centennial season.


Comments and questions about the database may be directed to NHL_info@nps.gov