America’s Largest Free-Admission Amusement Park
Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg has been family owned and operated since 1926. It’s known as America’s largest free-admission park with over 60 rides for all ages. The park also boasts a pool, campground, and golf course.
With free admission, free parking, free entertainment, and free picnic facilities, Knoebels a fun-filled destination for the whole family. Visit their website for park hours.
Classic Rides and Wild Roller Coasters
Knoebels offers everything from kiddie rides to high-flying attractions. It’s always a tradition to ride the Phoenix, which is consistently ranked one of the best wooden roller coasters. The 100-year-old Grand Carousel is another family favorite. Pick out one of the stunning hand-carved horses and try to catch the brass ring!
Classics like the bumper cars and teacups are sure to inspire nostalgia. For a real adrenaline rush, race down the Flying Turns, the world’s only wooden bobsled coaster. Cool off on the Sklooosh, a water ride than drops 50 feet and creates a massive tidal wave.
Endless Entertainment Options
The rides are just the beginning at Knoebels. Check out their games and attractions like the laser tag facility, mini golf course, and XD Theater. Beat the heat at the waterpark, which includes the enormous Crystal Pool, slides, and a kiddie area.
The Three Ponds Golf Course is located less than half a mile from the park. This 18-hole course provides great views of NEPA’s rolling farmland.
Stay and Play
The fun doesn’t have to end at sundown. Stay the night at Knoebels’ campground. They have sites for tents and RVs, as well as cabins to rent.
Photography by: Courtney Snyder