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“Great family fun!”

Knoebels Amusement Resort
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Elysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Knoebels is a place the whole family can enjoy! It is America's largest free-admission amusement park and also offers free parking, free daily entertainment and free picnic facilities. While at the park, you can take a dip in our 900,000 gallon Crystal Pool filled with refreshing mountain stream water. The pool area includes watersides, diving boards and a play area just for young children. You can stay overnight at one of two campgrounds that include cabins and over 800 campsites for tents and campers. In addition to over 60 rides, award winning food, swimming, games, and gift shops, visitors can add a round of golf at Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Club right next door to the park.
Bloomsburg, Pa.
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great family fun!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Free parking,shuttle to park, free admission, great food and always have some good entertainment for those of us that don't care for rides!

Visited August 2012
Thank butchieb4
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amusement Park for the Grandparents to Enjoy!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have taken out children often over the years to amusement parks, but their grandparents don't like to go because it is so expensive for them to get in the park and then just walk around or sit and watch the grandkids. At Knoebel's there is NO ENTRANCE fee and NO PARKING fee -- so bring the grandparents along for the day! There are many "old time" rides they may enjoy, air conditioned shops, concession areas, AND lots of shade trees :) Well worth the drive for a day of fun for everyone. (I bring a school group of teenagers here every other year and they love it!)

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Timothy A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Free Parking and admission”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Family owned. Separate area for kids rides. Good food at resonable prices. Lots of trees for shade. Large pool. Own campground within walking distance to park. Take the train ride around the park. This park is just like parks were years ago. They give a good product at a very fair price. I believe they now own the golf course near the park.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Ralph K
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York, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great family fun”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

We love knoebels . It is shady. Prices are reasonableRides for everyone. We can spend the whole day and eat at the park without spending a fortune. Little kids to the adults love going here every summer it is a tradition.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank 4karenskids
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New York
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“We Come Back Year After Year”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

It's almost a four hour drive but we LOVE Knoebels. I read a review when my kids were little and decided to check it out. The place is a lovely throwback to what I remember of Amusement Parks when I was a kid. Nestled in the woods, it spreads out with the park, campground and crystal pool area. Price are very reasonable and best of all- it's free to get in. So if you just want to let the kids enjoy the rides you dont have to pay a fortune to watch. You can also bring in a cooler and food and enjoy the picnic area. Staff are all very friendly. Love the haunted mansion and brass ring merry go round. Check the website for discount times and days.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Becky B
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