Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Travel Channel rated Knoebels one of their Top 10 Family Friendly Amusement Parks in the United States. America’s Number One Amusement Park
Knoebels Amusement Resort is a family-owned and operated amusement park, picnic grove, and campground in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. It is and has been America’s largest free-admission park for 90 years of operation.
Opened in 1926, the park has more than 60 rides, two wooden roller coasters, a 1913 carousel, and a haunted house dark ride that was featured on the Discovery Channel. The park and its rides have won awards from organizations such as Amusement Today, American Coaster Enthusiasts, and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. In 2014,
The amusement park is owned and operated by the Knoebel (pronounced kuh-NO-bel) family, who also operate a lumber yard next to the park. The park’s name has traditionally been spelled “Knoebels” without the apostrophe, and appears that way on all official park advertising and correspondence.
The park straddles two counties: Northumberland and Columbia. The complex is mainly in the Columbia County townships of Cleveland and Franklin and is in Ralpho Township on the Northumberland County side of the South Branch Roaring Creek.
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