history

The Tikis

Monterey Park, CA
Bar, Park, Rental Facility, Restaurant, Store, Themed Attraction & Floor Show
14
pictures
Articles in Critiki News
Visited?
Rate
Comment
Add Pics
1001 N. Potrero Grande Dr.
Monterey Park, CA
Opened in 1960
Closed in the early '70s
No longer in operation.

Critiki ratings

The Tikis

10

Overall

by 7 people

1

10

Detail
Everyone You
Former Glory 10

Regulars & Visitors

View all 1 The Tikis regulars & visitors

Humuhumu’s description

The Tikis was a massive entertainment complex, elaborately landscaped with tikis and volcanos, and featuring a polynesian show. The Tikis could accomodate groups up to 1,500, and was able to entertain up to 3,000 people in one night. Sometime after 1970, owner Danny Balsz divorced his wife, Doris Samson, and The Tikis closed. Balsz attempted to recreate The Tikis
history
The Tikis
Lake Elsinore, CA
Bar, Restaurant, Store, Themed Attraction, Park & Floor Show
3
in nearly Lake Elsinore, but he was never able to reopen.

Comments

View all 1 comments

Articles in Critiki News

Regulars & Visitors
  • amarocris
View more about The Tikis regulars & visitors
Comments
amarocris
amarocris has visited The Tikis.
March 14, 2017, 5:56 PM
I recall my mom taking my sister and I to this awesome tiki wonderland in the 70's and can recall crying when I learned we couldn't go anymore because it had closed down. I loved the little roller coaster, cool volcanoes and of course the amazing dancers/performers.Saddest moment when it closed but some of the best memories of my childhood!