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CANFIELD, Ohio - Plans for the Idora Park Experience museum are progressing.

Owners say the Canfield zoning appeals board approved their 4400 square foot building on South Turner Road could be open to visitors three weekends a year.

There will be an admission fee of probably five or six dollars to cover expenses.

Most of the items there are artifacts including Kiddieland train cars, a rocket ship, wildcat cars, a jackrabbit car, caterpillar cars, and a tilt-a-whirl car. Other items are Idora identicals that were not necessarily there and Idora like pieces.

"We do have the cotton candy from the original cotton candy folks from 1929 to 1984. They had cotton candy at Idora Park and her name is Tammi Anderson. She will be selling cotton candy here Idora Park cotton candy with the equipment but she will be making the cotton candy off site and selling it in packets here," said Jim Amey who started the Idora Park Experience with his wife.

They have the original French fry recipe from the park too but food is not allowed to be prepared on site.

Opening weekend is April 26th, the 30th anniversary of the fire at the park. The other dates are yet to be determined.

Parking will be at the building on 4450 South Turner Road and some neighbors have volunteered to lend space. The owners say money made from parking will go to charity.

For updates on the museum and more information, you can visit The Idora Park Experience Web Site.

The creators have also started an online store in which they are selling t-shirts with original Idora Park artwork from 1923 that ended up never being used in order to help cover expenses.

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