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Kennywood Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin, PA 15122
(412) 461-0500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: America’s Favorite Traditional Amusement Park since 1898, Kennywood continues to delight each and...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: America’s Favorite Traditional Amusement Park since 1898, Kennywood continues to delight each and every guest with 31 major rides, including three wooden coasters, two steel coasters including Phantom’s Revenge and Skyrocket, water rides, spinning rides, hi-speed rides for thrill seekers, Kid-sized rides for tiny daredevils, and relaxing rides for those who simply want to enjoy the splendor of a truly inviting venue. Combining the best of the old with the best of the new, guests will find the original, 110-year- old carousel pavilion, as well as state-of-the-art attractions like Phantom’s Revenge, Skyrocket, and Ghostwood Estate. In 2012, the new thrilling Black Widow ride features counterclockwise rotation and pendulum motions that create a variety of different sensations, depending on a rider’s specific position. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, having a party, hosting a company picnic or family reunion, Kennywood has large and inviting private party areas with delicious meal options to please even the pickiest eaters.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I've been going here since I was a little kid. You can ride all day for about $26. It has roller coasters, water rides, bumper cars, etc. A wide variety of delicious food, my favorite being the boardwalk fries. Also has dedicated children's section for the tots. Goo to Kennywood....you wull love it!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was our annual visit for the lights. Summer is always nice, but the lights add a whole different level to Kennywood's magic. The crowds weren't bad so the lines were decent. The night was cold, but clear & dry. Get the refillable mug-- it's the best deal going for 99cent refills. Be sure to watch the light show around... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Visiting with family for the first time during this time of the season. We arrive before they opened and got in line. Entered the park and headed straight towards Ghostwood Estates. The outside was decorated nicely. We were the first riders of the night. The pre-show was replaced with two of Santa's elves. The ride itself wasn't much different than... More 

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Keyser, West Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took a large group on bogo 1/2 day. The park was crowded but laid off well with plenty of shade and seating. They have a ride that splashes a large wave of water on the crowd. Great way to cool down.

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PA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

rice compared to others amusement parks is very good, especially their evening plan. Several very unique rides like Noah's Ark, Deadwood Estates, Thunderbolt. A great smooth steel coaster in Phantom's Revenge. A ice cream dessert that used to be prevalent on the East Coast at New Jersey Beaches and at fairs, but that I had not seen in over 20... More 

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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Kennywood is a great classic park...It has been around for years and is family owned.. It offers modern rides and classic favorites..There is not a high priced admission charge for entry...It does get croweded in the summer so lines can be long...Kennywood has pretty good choices for dining and snacks....The live shows were very well structured and kept my attention....if... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

The last time I visited Kennywood it was August. Every year our company has a picnic there. The whole time I was growing up our schools had picnics there. It is a truly unique amusement park. Instead of a big slab of concrete with rides lining everything to old-fashioned park that you just don't see anymore. Yet some of the... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I used to go here every single summer but last time I was there it was kind of miserable. I waited in line for more than an hr for most of the coasters, which is all I go there for (besides the Potato Patch, which is usually a hit or miss on whether you get good fries or not) I... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As I'm not from the US, I definitely had a great and fun experience at Kennywood, for an entire day. It's different from the amusement parks I had seen in Europe, and I recommend the experience to everyone! A lot of fun. Tip: take the Gold pass, for an extra $20, and avoid the queues!

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Cumming, GA
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190 reviews 190 reviews
75 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited form out of town, but our friends who live in Pittsburgh recommended the park. It is very clean and the staff is fun. The park is small, but that doesn't mean there aren't very cool rides! Big modern roller-coaster and old-school wood. The crowds weren't bad either, nor was parking. I have a special needs son and the... More 

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