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Knoebels

By Elizabeth Gray
Posted: August 3, 2010

Knoebels Amusement Park and Resort is located northeast of Elysburg, Pennsylvania. Knoebles is the largest family run, free admission park in the country. Opened in 1926, it is located in the heart of the Alleghenies in a very pretty valley. The Knoebles family is known for going to old parks, saving rides from demolition, moving and restoring them. They also sometimes build exact reproductions of vintage rides. This means they have an eclectic group of rides of all kinds and for all ages. It is home to such antiques like the Fly-O-Plane, a carousel from 1913, and a whip. This is not a thrill park but a class act family park with great food and two world class wooden rollercoasters. Knoebles also has a huge swimming pool, laser tag, arcades and mini golf for a separate admission. You can also camp inside the park. How cool it that!

Knoebels continues to embrace the past while attracting a growing number of visitors. The name is pronounced K-nobles by the way.

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Attractions

(Rating)(Height)
The Phoenix1042
The Grand Carousel10
Skooter Bumper Cars1054
Haunted Mansion9
Skloosh942
Flume936
Fandango948
Twister942
Power Surge948
Cosmotron942
The Looper842
Downdraft848
The Satelitte842
Antique Cars848
Flyer8
The Galleon848
Super Round Up848
Giant Wheel8
1001 Nacht748
Balloon Race6
Flying Skooters548
Bumper Boats548
Flying Turns48
Black Diamond35
Giant Wheel
Power Boats

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(Rating)
Cesari's9
The Alamo8
The Oasis
The International Food Court
Phoenix Junction

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