Before the Texas Giant, Six Flags had performing dolphins and an excellent slide | From the Archives
Before the days of the bigger and better roller coasters, the great Six Flags Over Texas opened up in August 1961 as one of the first theme parks in the country and attracted crowds from everywhere. It was a much different park than today, as attractions included petting zoos, river boat trips, a live-action western, among other things. And for only about $3!
Nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth, it was the perfect spot for people all over the metroplex to go for a day full of fun that included learning a bit of Texas history. In less than a month after opening, the park saw over 230,000 patrons, 11 percent being from out of state.
Take a look at photos dug up from the archives of the days of Six Flags past (or pre-Texas Giant).