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Amusements, Rides and Theme Parks

Mechanical devices that are ridden for amusement or excitement and areas containing rides and other entertainment attractions.


Adventure Island

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33612
Adventure Island's 30 acres contains a blend of water rides, outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing areas, gift shops, and a championship white-sand volleyball complex set within a Key West atmosphere.



Altoona, Polk County, Iowa, 50009
Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park which features over 100 rides, shows and attractions. Adventure Bay is the water park section of Adventureland. The park's official mascot is a dog named Bernie Bernard.


Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Arnolds Park, Dickinson County, Iowa, 51331
Arnolds Park features Legend, An ACE Coaster Landmark. Legend, which carried its first riders in 1927, is believed to be the 13th oldest wooden roller coaster in the U.S.



New York, New York
First opened in 1962, Astroland covers 3.1 acres on Coney Island.


Atlantic Beach Amusement Park

Misquamicut, Washington County, Rhode Island, 02891
Atlantic Beach Park retains the same old-fashioned charm that characterized beach recreational areas of years gone by. It is still owned by the same family that purchased the land in 1920.


Busch Gardens Tampa

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33674
This 335-acre 19th century African-themed park opened on March 31, 1959 as a beer garden for the Tampa Anheuser-Busch brewery. The park is also an operating zoo with many animal attractions.


California's Great America

Santa Clara, California, 95054
California's Great America is a 100-acre (40 ha) amusement park located in Santa Clara, California. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair, it originally opened as Great America in 1976 as one of two parks built and operated by the Marriott Corporation.


Disneyland Park

Anaheim, Orange County, California
Disneyland has been officially renamed Disneyland Park in order to distinguish it from the larger Disneyland Resort complex of which it is a part.



Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 37863
Dollywood is a theme park jointly owned by entertainer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment. It is located in the Knoxville-Smoky Mountains metroplex in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dollywood is the biggest "ticketed" tourist attraction in Tennesse


Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602
Appealing primarily to families with small children, the park's theme is a "Kingdom for Kids."


Funtown Splashtown USA

Saco, York County, Maine, 04072
Funtown Splashtown USA (commonly referred to as just "Funtown") is a family-owned amusement park. The park features Maine's only wooden roller coaster, Excalibur, as well as New England's longest and tallest log flume, Thunder Falls.



Hershey, Derry County, Pennsylvania, 17033
Hersheypark is a family theme park situated in Hershey, Pennsylvania. As of 2016, the park's area covers over 110 acres (45 ha), containing 70 rides and attractions, as well as a zoo called ZooAmerica.


Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Santa Claus, Indiana, 47579
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari (known as Santa Claus Land prior to 1984) is a combination theme park and water park located near Interstate 64 and U.S. 231 in Santa Claus, Indiana.


Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 40511
Open to the public, the Kentucky Horse Park has a twice daily Horses of the World Show, showcasing both common and rare horses from around the globe. The horses are ridden in authentic costume.


Knott's Berry Farm

Buena Park, California, 90620
Knott's Berry Farm is a 160-acre (65 ha) amusement park in Buena Park, California, owned by Cedar Fair. It was the twelfth most visited theme park in North America in 2015.


Lake Compounce Amusement Park

Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06010
Once operated by Kennywood Entertainment Company, Lake Compounce Amusement Park is owned by Palace Entertainment, the U.S. subsidiary of Parques Reunidos. It covers 332 acres (1.3 km�) of land, and there are plans for expansion.


Legoland California

Carlsbad, California, 92008
Legoland California is a theme park, miniature park, and aquarium located in Carlsbad, California, based on the Lego toy brand. The park is currently owned by Merlin Entertainments, which took a controlling interest in 2005.


Magic Springs and Crystal Falls

Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, 71901
Magic Springs and Crystal Falls was opened in the late 1970s, closed in 1995, and reopened in 2000. Magic Springs and Crystal Falls is owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties and operated by Amusement Management Partners, LLC.


Mall of America

Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55425
Mall of America has a gross area of 4.2 million sq ft. (390,000 m2), with over 520 stores. The Mall is organized into 4 different zones, each with its own decorative style.


Mardi Gras World

New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130
Mardi Gras World (also known as Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, MGW) is a tourist attraction. Guests tour the working warehouse where floats are made for Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans.


Oaks Amusement Park

Lake Oswego, Multnomah County, Oregon
Oaks Park is a small amusement park located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of downtown Portland, Oregon, U.S. Known as the "Coney Island of the Northwest" after its opening in May 1905, it is one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the country.


Ober Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee, 37738
Ober Gatlinburg is an amusement park and ski area, located in the mountains overlooking Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Established in 1962, the area contains a large mall with indoor amusements, a skating rink, snack bars, a full-service lounge, and restaurant.


SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego, California, 92109
SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California. SeaWorld San Diego is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


Silver Dollar City

Branson, Missouri, 65616
Silver Dollar City is an 1880s-themed experience that fits Branson's vision as a family-friendly vacation destination with down-home charm. Silver Dollar City has developed into one of the most successful theme parks in the United States.


Silverwood Theme Park

Athol, Kootenai County, Idaho, 83801
Silverwood is the largest theme and water park in the American Northwest on 413-acre (1,670,000 m2) and boasting more than 65 rides, slides, shows and attractions.


Six Flags Magic Mountain

Valencia, California, 91355
Six Flags Magic Mountain is a 262-acre (106 ha) theme park located in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California, north of Los Angeles. It opened on May 30, 1971, as Magic Mountain, a development of the Newhall Land and Farming Company.


Six Flags St. Louis

Eureka, Missouri, 63025
Six Flags St. Louis is a theme park located in Eureka, Missouri. The park opened on June 5, 1971 and features seven themed areas as well as numerous attractions and live shows. The park brands itself as "Missouri's Coaster Capital".


Story Land

Glen, Carroll County, New Hampshire, 03838
Story Land has areas and rides based on nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and other fantasy stories. Children can meet and interact with several of their favorite story characters.


The Flying Horse Carousel

Watch Hill, Washington County, Rhode Island
Possibly the oldest carousel in the United States, it is believed to have been built 1876. The horses are hung from the ceiling with chains rather than bars. This makes them appear to "fly" as the carousel turns.


Universal Studios

Universal City, California, 91608
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the Universal City community of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.


Valleyfair Amusement Park

Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota, 55379
Valleyfair is a 125-acre (51 ha) amusement, which opened in 1976 and features over 75 rides and attractions including eight roller coasters. Valleyfair also has a water park called Soak City which is included with the price of admission.


Walt Disney World Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Orange County, Florida
Walt Disney World Resort includes The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom and 32 resorts and hotels that are located on the Walt Disney World property.


Wet'n'Wild Hawaii

Kapolei, Hawaii, 96707
Wet'n'Wild Hawaii is currently the only water park in the state of Hawaii. It is one of seven water parks operating under the Wet'n'Wild brand globally.

Top 10 Most Popular Amusements, Rides and Theme Parks Landmarks

  1. Mardi Gras World
  2. Adventure Island
  3. Disneyland Park
  4. Mall of America
  5. Walt Disney World Resort
  6. Story Land
  7. Dollywood
  8. Kentucky Horse Park
  9. Silverwood Theme Park
  10. Busch Gardens Tampa