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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.
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Knoebels is a great family focused theme park. Free admission with the choice of either buying a wristband for unlimited rides, or the ability to purchase tickets to spend on rides of your choice is genius! BTW, active duty military get a wristband for free, and the family get discounts on their bands!

Everything is reasonably priced, including the food compared to the other big named amusement parks. The staff is extremely friendly and pleasant as well.

The camp site is pretty nice. I won't fault them because of some rude people who couldn't follow the posted quiet times kept me up half the night. So all in all I highly recommend Konoebels for your next family get away

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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Had an enjoyable weekend with family and friends. There are a variety of rides for all ages. The pros: free admission and parking. Rides and all day passes are very reasonable. Variety of foods available for reasonable prices. Can bring in your own food and drinks if you want. Lots of shade and benches for non riders. Wait times for most attractions are short.
Cons: Kind of dusty walking around. Some of the areas could use an update or fresh coat of paint. A few times employees were too busy socializing with each other to wait on us.
Over all it's a great multigenerational fun place.

Thank shellye407
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

The food was really good and inexpensive. There was a variety of things to do. The beatles cover band was great. The rides were really nice. The park as a whole was inexpensive. We had a great time. The only thing i didn't like is the way they run the vehicle parking area. That could be a little more organized...other than that i will be going again.

Thank Donald L
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had a great time at the amusement park. There is a lot of history here and to believe it has survived for so long so amazing. Very family friendly. Plenty of shade, good food and reasonable prices. The only downfall to the entire park is the location. Just seems to be far away from anywhere. Would definitely go again if anywhere close to that area. It would be very easy to spend an entire day here and not be broke afterwards.

Thank JMC2013_13
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This amusement resort is, well, odd. But oh so much fun!!! The BEST part I found to be that since I don't like rides, I didn't pay to get in, and parking is FREE. YES: F R E E Wow, that's n novel. Everyone in our party loved the fact you only pay for what you ride! The rides are older, but my 3yr old grandson can't tell the difference and had a total blast. The park is nicely shaded, has a TON of picnic tables in covered areas, and everyone seemed to be having a great time. The employees are super duper friendly. The food and drinks are not overpriced at all! That was a surprise especially if you've been to other amusement resorts such as Six Flaggs, Dorney, Williamsburg. You know what a true rip-off is there. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed this park and we have already planned on going back. ONe suggestion: GET THERE EARLY! It fills up fast and the parking lot is Huuuuuge. However, they do have trams that make the rounds to get you from your car to the park every few minutes. I am by no stretch of the imagination a "amusement park person" as I can't stand rides, but I will say this was a truly fun way to spend a full day!!
Def. going back

Thank dallasmorning
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