Jul 19, 2022 - News

Iowa State Fair's Ye Old Mill celebrates 100 years of amusement

A photo of the Ye Old Mill.
Photo courtesy of the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation

The Ye Old Mill at the Iowa State Fair turns 100 this year.

  • The 1,500-foot-long canal β€” aka the "Tunnel of Love" β€” is the fair's oldest permanent amusement ride.

State of play: It's not the original 1921 building, which was leveled during a 1996 storm.

🎢 Bottom line: You can't keep a good mill down.

A photo of the Ye Old Mill.
The Ye Old Mill as it appeared around 1924, just in the upper right and behind the "Globe of Death." Yikes. Photo courtesy of the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation
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