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First Roller Coaster - June 16 in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. It traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride.

Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York by Richard Silver Coney Island is a seaside resort in Brooklyn famous for its historic Ferris Wheel and roller coaster, the Cyclone. Long past its heyday, it is still a popular tourist attraction.