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“Historical gem, with some modern twists.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park
4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin, PA 15122
(412) 461-0500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Historical gem, with some modern twists.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

I was born in this area 38 years ago a grew up going to kennywood. I moved away 20+ years ago and I always visit when im in town to see family. I love how they have keep the old school vibe, with new rides as well. Every time I go threw the tunnel to enter the park it brings back great childhood memories and I feel like a kid again. I hope to see this gem have many more years of success.

Visited September 2013
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Columbus Ohio
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“Great little Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a very nice park. Its perfect for my kids aged 7 & 8. The cost is in line with whats expected from amusement parks. Their parking was free. Nice park attendants, good classic rides, and relatively small crowds makes this definitely worth going too.

Visited September 2013
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Atlanta
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“Fright Night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We had a great time at Fright Night! I knew that the park would be "dressed up" for Halloween, but it was much more than I ever expected. How about all that fog? Great job shoutout to: Rat Guy, Garbage Can Girl, Walking Dead Chick in the Wild West area, Crawling Zombie in the Cemetery and really to all the actors in general... thanks Kennywood for a great time!

Visited October 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“We never get tired of Kennywood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We are very lucky to live 10 minutes away from a historical and 'super amazing' amusement park. We go yearly and send our older kids several times during the season. It is safe and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Visited August 2013
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Kittanning, PA
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“Good for what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I have been to this park more times than I can count and I always have a good but not great time. As others have said, it is very old-fashioned. Many of their rides date from the early 1900's. They have the only turtle ride (aka tumblebug) still in operation, and some of their other rides are one of a kinds, too. But they also have newer rides, including two steel coasters. They have a nice variety of rides, too; it's not all thrill rides. I do take issue with those who say it is clean and well-maintained, though. Compared to a carnival, yes; compared with one of the major theme parks, it is pretty dumpy looking. The food they sell in the park is pretty good, but the catering for company picnics and such is just awful! To their credit, they do still allow you to take a picnic, but you can't actually take it into the park with you. You have to go into a separate entrance to the picnic grounds and leave your cooler/picnic basket, then return to the main entrance and go through security. As the only amusement park in Pittsburgh, a lot of people (including me) have fond memories of this place, but if I lived closer to Hershey or Sandusky I would probably never go here again.

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