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Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg

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Theme Park Water / Amusement Park
Knoebels Amusement Resort has been family-owned and operated by the Knoebels family since 1926. The park is located in a wooded valley, which also encompasses a picnic grove and campground, and features over 60 roller coasters and an antique carousal from 1913. It has received a number of honors, including multiple Amusement Today Golden Ticket awards for best amusement park food. While the park is well known for its wooden roller coasters, it is perhaps most famous for its haunted house ride, Haunted Mansion, which was featured on Discovery Channel. Arrange your visit to Knoebels Amusement Resort and discover more family-friendly attractions in Elysburg using our Elysburg itinerary planner.
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  • We are able to go the Knoebels every other summer! While we just come for a day, it usually involves about 20+ family members! This is the perfect place for us!! We have older parents and aunts and un...  more »
  • First of all, unless you live in the immediate area, add about a half hour to the travel time they tell you on the website. Windy back roads through coal country. My husband's company had their picnic...  more »
  • Free parking, free entry, get an all ride ticket or pay as you go. Great setting and fun rides, food galore. You cant get more family orientated than this. Want to stay overnight? Adjacent campground ...  more »
  • What can I say about Knoebels. A great amusement park full of rides, food and entertainment. It has been a family tradition to camp here every memorial day with family and friends which we are not the only ones to have I am sure. What people like most about the park is that admission is 0$, so if you're not into rides you are not paying for them however on some days you can get wristbands if you're a rides person. Speaking of the rides, the wooden ones are the best, especially Twister. Their newest coaster, Impulse which is their first steel one really gets your adrenaline going. Food is great​ and I recommend the Old Mill for really really delicious ice cream. Staff are nice and the park is clean. The campgrounds is also a very nice environment and big for biking and doing other stuff. Best amusement park in my book!
  • What can we say about Knoebels. It is one of our last precious beautiful amusement parks. My family goes there every year for opening day and has been for over 20 years. It truly is one of those places that it doesn't matter if your 3 years old or 90 years old when you get there you can be a child for the day. Is absolutely free to walk in so for those family members that don't ride the rides they can still enjoy your day with their family or friends. And as far as the food and desserts there are too many to mention and all as I feel very reasonably priced compared to that of the big amusement parks. May God bless Knoebels
  • The best amusement park around! Amazing staff. Good food. Great variety of rides. Set in the woods so there is plenty of shade. Plus you can pay as you go so everyone in the family can coke even if they're not riding.
  • Totally free admission, good prices for ride tickets and day passes. Great safety record. Shaded. Large picnic pavilions. Lots of good food locations. Refreshing on even the hottest days. Family owned and operated for several generations. Shuttle service from parking areas. Great pool. Excellent place for family fun. Lots of kiddie rides.
  • This is a great amusement park. There are rides for the whole family with a handful of thrill rides sprinkled in. My family's favorite ride is the Flying Turns roller coaster which is more like a bobsled then anything else. I am not sure if there is anything like the Flying Turns at any other park, imagine a trackless roller coaster, very unique. Aside from the rides the old time atmosphere sucks you in. There are many picnic groves and also good reasonably priced food in the park itself. The kicker is that there is no admission fee and you can just buy tickets for a few rides. This is great if you have a little one that you want to experience a few rides and not pay 50$+ per person. This is a great day trip or you can stay a few days in the campgrounds or there are also cabin that can be rented. Love this place.