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Knoebels Amusement Resort

Knoebels Amusement Resort

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    "Welcome to America's largest free admission amusement park!"(11 Tips)
    Adrienne J.
    "Great day to be at Knoebels !!"(8 Tips)
    Brian C.
    "Best bumper cars hands down."(6 Tips)
    LaToya N.
    "SO MUCH FUN! Lots of rides"(4 Tips)
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  • Jason P.
    Jason PercivalAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to take the family. Free parking, free admissions, free use of the picnic areas and free entertainment at the grandstand. Rides are inexpensive and the food is fantastic.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Missy N.
    Missy NarkiewiczJune 24, 2016
    Reminds me of the local parks growing up. It's really in the middle of nowhere. Love that it's free to park & get in, you just pay for the rides. Food is reasonably priced for an amusement park.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Alan M.
    Alan MooimanOctober 14, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome family run amusement park. Free admission, free parking. Must visit if you're passing anywhere near, even if you just want to have a picnic (with your own food if you want!) and go for a walk
    Upvoted Jul 22
  • John H.
    John HSeptember 4, 2014
    Usually end up coming to Knoebels numerous times just to do something for the day with friends or spend some time with family. Cheap! Lots of fun rides for all ages. Amazing pizza. All kinds of food.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Wes B.
    Wes BechtelMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Literally one of the greatest places on earth. Awesome surroundings, fantastic food, excellent rides, amazing prices. I loved this place as a kid, as a teenager, as especially as a dad of two girls.
  • Walt K.
    Walt KoschorreckAugust 11, 2012
    I didn't know a place like this really existed anymore. Safe, super friendly and old and new school rides that are truly a hit with my family. Come camp in the Klondike section and stop by and say hi!
  • Amanda J.
    Amanda JoApril 13, 2016
    Free parking and free admission. Wristband deals during the week, tickets only on the weekends. There are so many places to get excellent food! Plenty of free entertainment. Something for everyone.
  • Justin
    JustinJuly 12, 2016
    Great selection of old rides that you rarely see anymore. Great coasters and great pool. Also much larger than a lot think, over 60 rides and 6 coasters. Non riders don't pay and won't feel cheated.
  • visitPA
    visitPADecember 18, 2014
    In 2015, Knoebels will unveil Impulse, the park’s fifth roller coaster. This new ride features a steel coaster standing 98 feet tall with one big drop and several loops - don't miss it!
  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 20, 2013
    America's largest free admission amusement park, also offering free parking, free use of picnic facilities and free entertainment. Shuttles run from a second campground, Knoebels Lake Glory.
  • Mark I.
    Mark IovinoAugust 19
    I'm a huge Disney fan but hands down one of the best amusement parks for families and grown ups. You'll never find more affordable park anywhere. Great old time feel and tradition
  • Brianna S.
    Brianna ShannonJuly 31, 2016
    Great family fun park. Everything is pretty affordable. They have areas for you to have picnics with your own food. Lots of rides for all age groups. Dippin' dots ^_^ plus two arcades.
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MFebruary 27, 2013
    Best park around for families to go to. Great rides, great food( so many different choices), great ice cream, great shows,free to park,only pay for the rides you want to ride.
  • Denise D.
    Denise DeemsSeptember 17, 2017
    This is a must do for anyone wanting a truly unique entertainment experience. There are so many events, activities, attractions and rides that no one will leave unhappy. It's a beautiful park.
  • Jason R.
    Jason RiceMay 13, 2016
    Log cabins to stay in, an amusement park right next to you, and, a basketball court (always a necessity) with refreshments right there for sale (unless you were actually camping in a tent right here).
  • visitPA
    visitPAApril 13, 2015
    Entering the gates is free and most ride rates are under $3.00. Be sure to check out The Phoenix, which was ranked in the top ten wooden roller coasters by the Los Angeles Times.
  • Dianne
    DianneAugust 3, 2015
    The entire park is family oriented. There are rides and game for every age group including the adults. The entire day out with the family is extremely affordable
  • Mark S.
    Mark SvadebaJune 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Knoebels is genuine americana. Have kids? They will love it. Attention grandparents, you'll love watching the kids enjoy the rides you grew up with, at the similar prices! Lots of shade; dogs welcome.
  • visitPA
    visitPAMay 7, 2015
    This pay-as-you-go park features award-winning rides such as The Phoenix, awarded one of the “best wooden coasters” by Amusement Today magazine.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    Get good pizza at Cesari's, taste Alligator Bites at the International Food Court, or find a little of everything at The Alamo, Knoebels' full-service, family-friendly restaurant. Read more
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MurphyAugust 20, 2016
    Open admission and tickets don't expire. Old fashioned carousel with metal ring catch and toss. Old Mill ice cream has a terrific selection. Go during the week when it's not crowded.
  • Miranda K.
    Miranda KauffmanSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food and old time feel! Try the Mexican food in the international food court! Or the alligator bites! Yum! And of course ice cream is great!
  • Bob B.
    Bob BallentineJuly 18, 2013
    Go. Just go. Best wooden rollercoaster. The Phoenix. Best bumper cars. Period. Go. Just go. Did I mention the great food? Go. Just go.
  • LaToya N.
    LaToya NesbittAugust 19, 2015
    SO MUCH FUN! Lots of rides, the park was pretty affordable and the kids didn't want to leave. The frozen lemonade and sundaes were unbelievable!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bumper cars hands down. Dogs are welcome in the park. Tickets don't EVER expire, so if you have some left, save em for next year.
  • Kelly
    KellySeptember 3, 2015
    Great day at the park today. Went on so many new rides including the Flying Turns for the first time. Love this place. Brings back so many good memories.🎢🎡🎠🌄🗻🌌
  • Timothy D.
    Timothy DowhowerJune 14, 2010
    Best hand-dipped ice cream is at the Old Mill. For candy apples go to The Kandy Korner (near the Galleon). Love salty deep-fried pierogies? Go to the stand near the Paratroopers & Haunted House. YUM! Read more
  • Trever L.
    Trever LoyndAugust 3, 2015
    Awesome park. Very nostalgic and loads of fun. Great for all ages. I love all the old fashioned rides and attractions.
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BlakeApril 29, 2012
    My favorite amusement park in the country. Affordable, great rides, good food, and an amazing family who runs the place. Awesome tradition.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SJuly 21, 2013
    Don't forget about the two Bald Eagles in the back of the park (near the mining ride). The do shows with them at 9am, 2pm, and a feeding at 6pm.
  • Jada P.
    Jada PoustOctober 9, 2013
    Coming here for over 25 years now and what we love about it is that it's not over populated and it's old school which means that there is not 1 million rules you have to follow
  • Ashleigh
    AshleighJuly 15, 2010
    This place is wonderful! I've been going there since I was a little kid and haven't missed a year yet! Great food, safe place to be, great waterpark and just all around fun!
  • Patrick
    PatrickJuly 17, 2016
    Great family atmosphere. Beware though, they allow smoking inside the park. ☹️
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • American Heart Association - Central PA
    Take steps toward a healthier community at the 2014 Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk, Saturday, September 13 at Noon. Help us beat heart disease and stroke! Read more
  • Katrina A.
    Katrina AlexandriaJuly 7, 2014
    Free entry, free parking, cheap ride prices and the food is cheap too! You can't go wrong!!!
  • Rachel T.
    Rachel TebbsJune 16, 2011
    Don't leave without eating a waffle ice cream sandwich or deep-fried taters! Plus hit the bumper cars for some intense action! Great place!
  • visitPA M.
    visitPA ManagerMay 6, 2015
    This pay-as-you-go park features award-winning rides such as The Phoenix, awarded one of the “best wooden coasters” by Amusement Today magazine.
  • Daanneerrd C.
    Daanneerrd CiongoliJuly 14, 2012
    Free admission, free parking, dogs are allowed. Great cheap family fun for everyone and there's a water park $6.50! Can't beat that
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FreyJune 24, 2016
    Go during the week. The kids were able to jump from ride to ride with little to no wait time.
  • Valerie M.
    Valerie MillerAugust 25, 2013
    Wonderful park! Check out the carmel apple pork chop on a stick across from the log.flume!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin Sr.June 18, 2013
    Free parking, free admission, pay as you go or get all day stamp. Best bumper cars and coaster (Phoenix)
    Upvoted Jul 10
  • Shari C.
    decent food at reasonable prices, lots of seating areas and shade, perfect for all ages
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MistalJuly 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of rides for little ones, entertainment for the older generation and the food is quality!
  • Wendee D.
    Wendee DunlapSeptember 2, 2012
    Best amusement park for the whole family...even the dog! White broccoli pizza is phenomenal!
  • Lady F.
    Lady FairfaxJuly 20, 2014
    Awesome wooden roller coasters and beautiful location! Best amusement park I've ever been to.
  • Jada P.
    Jada PoustOctober 9, 2013
    Who cares if the doors don't lock and the shower heads are push buttons ... It's all part of the knoebels experience I would NEVER want them to change anything here
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MorrisAugust 20, 2013
    Best amusement park with free entry. All American family friendly. Parents aren't stuck paying to get in for rides they will never ride.
  • Blakeley N.
    Blakeley NewbillJune 3, 2013
    So much fun! Inexpensive and you can bring your dog! Five stars from me!
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchreckJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Such a fun and great place for family and friends! Wonderful prices too!
  • Suzan N.
    Suzan Not SusanAugust 12, 2013
    Charming, quaint park. Free admission, ride tickets are great for non-riders. They need credit card machines at every food booth though.
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