"The Pike"

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south of Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA, USA

"The Pike" Long Beach Reviews

Owens Owens
23 reviews
Oct 27, 2006
Long Beach has this part of downtown, near a pier, that they call "The

Pike". It's home to some great happy hours at Island or Gameworks, and

it also has a Borders and huge movie theater. But, best of all is a

random Carousel and Ferris Wheel. I was a little disappointed with

spending 2$ on a ferris wheel ride that seems like 3 minutes long. But,

it was still dramatic. I would suggest a walk down to the Pike,

just to see the wheel at night.
sdbleve says:
X_Drive, I too grew up going to the Pike as a kid. What we remember is long gone! :( It is now a nice area of shops and resturants. Not the seedy, arcades and carney type stuff that I remember in the 70's and 80's.
Posted on: Dec 12, 2006
X_Drive says:
I grew up about ten miles from there and remember when it was a "REAL" entertainment hot spot. That's back in the 1940s, and 50s. That ferris wheel used to be a double wheel, so it was more than twice as high. And there used to be a huge indoor pool (The Plunge) and it used to be about a half mile long with arcades, food, games, and thousand of people, including Navy guys from nearby Terminal Island. Is the old Wooden Roller Coaster still open?
Posted on: Oct 28, 2006
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