Tempe History Museum Looks At Legend City, Big Surf

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:44pm
Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 4:02pm
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(Courtesy of Big Surf Waterpark)
The Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe, 1969.
(Courtesy of Louis Crandall)
The fountain near the entrance to Legend City, about 1964.
(Courtesy of www.legend-city.com)
Legend City under construction, circa 1962-63.

Memories from our childhood can often get mixed-up or muddled, as nostalgia wins out over everything else.

The Tempe History Museum might help you clear that up on Thursday — or you could just feel sentimental — as a panel talks about the Legend City amusement park, which closed more than 30 years ago, and Big Surf.

We talked with Dan Miller, exhibit coordinator at the Tempe History Museum, and Richard Ruelas of The Arizona Republic.