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12 Best Amusement Parks That The Whole Family Will Love
By RICHARD CHACHOWSKI
Delighting visitors for over 120 years, Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, has signature thrill rides and the only NFL-themed roller coaster in the country, plus two themed areas for toddlers. There's the Thomas the Tank-themed Thomas Town, and Kiddieland, with miniaturized versions of Kennywood's most famous rides.
12. Kennywood
An ideal spot for both theme park hobbyists and chocolate lovers, Hersheypark is one of the most popular theme parks in Pennsylvania, with an amusement park, water park, and a zoo. Each attraction has a thrill-rating so you can know what’s for you, and the park has seasonal experiences, a massive candy store, and a factory tour showing you how to make a Hershey bar.
11. Hersheypark
With Santa present year-round, visitors of Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana, can enjoy all the seasons and their corresponding holidays amongst the park’s attractions and amenities. It’s also budget friendly, as one of the park's main selling points is that they give free parking, sunscreen, wi-fi, and soft drinks upon entrance to the park.
10. Holiday World
Burrowed in the Ozark Mountains, Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, was constructed around the caves once travelerblogd by mining prospectors, which are still open and available to visit over a century later. Step back in time to the Western-themed facade, with elements of history found around every corner.
9. Silver Dollar City
While Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, has a substantial focus on roller coasters, the park also has plenty of entertaining activities for younger visitors and those who prefer more easygoing attractions. The park boasts over 60 attractions, including 14 roller coasters, a 33-acre water park, and the award-winning Peanuts-themed Snoopy Island.
8. Kings Island