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Camden Park


Just west of Huntington on U.S. 60 is Camden Park, a West Virginia landmark that’s been attracting fun seekers for more than a century. Camden Interstate Railway, which operated a streetcar line that connected Huntington and Ashland, opened the park in 1903 and named it for the line’s principal investor, Senator Johnson Newlon Camden of Parkersburg. Camden Park was one of hundreds of similar amusement parks across the country created to bolster the number of passengers who rode trolleys, especially on weekends. Camden Park is one of only a handful of the original trolley parks still operating and is the state’s only amusement park.

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