This may look like any old beach, but it's not!!!! Revere Beach (located a few miles from Boston) is actually the first public beach in the United States! Established in 1896, Revere Beach was known as "the people's beach". On opening day, it was estimated to have 45,000 visitors of all nationalities who lived in the area. Along the beach there were also food stands, places to stay, bowing alleys, roller skating rinks and amusement park rides. The Cyclone, a large roller coaster reaching 100 feet at its climb and cars traveling at 50 MPH was a major attraction at the beach. In the 1960's, the area was starting to fall apart, and many places along the beach were destroyed in the Blizzard of '78. The city reopened the beach in 1992 after a restoration and in 2004 the beach became a historic landmark.