Beginning in 1915, African Americans from throughout the country, particularly the Midwest, came to Idlewild in the summer. During the early years the resort offered beaches, boating, and other typical summer diversions. By the 1920s and into the 1960s, however, Idlewild's rousing nightlife lured swarms of visitors to the community to see elaborate floor shows and some of Americas most popular black entertainers. The Arthur Braggs Idlewild Revue toured the country during the off-season, spreading the Idlewild name. The 1964 passage of the Civil Rights Act comprehensive legislation that prohibits segregation opened doors for blacks to stay at previously whites-only resorts. Idlewilds heyday ended, but it remained the largest African American resort in the nation.