The history of the roller coaster stretches back to ice slides constructed in 18th
century Russia and spans all the way to the many and varied coasters of today.
A Brief History of Roller Coasters. Russian Mountains. The roller coaster traces
its origins to Russia, where wood-framed ice slides sent sledders down 70-foot ...
A Century of Screams: The History of the Roller Coaster illustration of coaster The
roller coaster has its origins in St. Petersburg, Russia, as a simple slide that ...
Roller coasters have a long, fascinating history. The direct ancestors of roller
coasters were monumental ice slides -- long, steep wooden slides covered in ice,
These slides first appeared during the 17th century throughout Russia, with a
particular concentration in the area of in what would become St. Petersburg.
Learn the history of the roller coaster in this series of articles on the invention,
designers and roller coasters built through the years.
On this day in History, First roller coaster in America opens on Jun 16, 1884.
Learn more about what happened today on History.
Infographic about the history of the roller coaster as well as interesting roller
coaster records like: fastest, tallest, steepest and longest roller coasters.
Roller Coasters have had a long and bumpy ride to becoming the most well-
known (and often feared!) amusement park attractions, whether they give you an
Turning Points in Roller Coaster History. The very first “roller coasters” were
created in Russia in the 1600's, and were nothing like the typical roller coaster