“From all three Smokey & the Bandit films”
This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner. Lakewood Fairgrounds, established in 1916 in Lakewood Heights, Atlanta, was built to be the home of the Southeastern Fair. The main thrill ride at Lakewood Fairgrounds was the Greyhound. The Greyhound was the old wooden roller coaster that was featured in all three Smokey and the Bandit films. Designed by John A. Miller, it was in operation from 1915 to 1974. The Greyhound was out of service during the early part of the 1956 season due to a major rebuild. After 1974, it sat out of operation for a number of years while the crowds at the fair continued to dwindle around it. Then, after a final repaint, its destruction was captured on film as a scene in the second "Smokey & the Bandit" movie.
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- Sun: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
- Mon - Sat: 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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