What Happened to Boblo Island Amusement Park Near Detroit? [VIDEOS]
I vaguely remember going to Boblo Island Amusement Park as a kid and recently found myself wondering what happened to the place. Well, it went out of business a long time ago, but we found a few videos of what it looks like today — check them out here.
Technically speaking, the island was a part of Canada (Bois Blanc Island, Ontario to be exact) but was just a short ferry ride up the Detroit River from the city of Detroit. The ferrys were known as “Bob-Lo Boats” and held about 2,500 passengers each.
The park opened in 1898 and closed its doors for good on September 30th,1993 as a result of poor management, rising maintenance costs and declining attendance thanks to more attractive parks in the region like Cedar Point.