Knoebels Amusement Resort has the honor of being the largest park with free admission for the last eighty seven years. This amusement park located in Elysburg, Pennsylvania is owned and operated by the Knoebel family. It was opened by in 1926 and has been working since then to provide entertainment to people at a very low cost. The resort contains the total of fifty seven rides, among which there are two wooden roller coasters, a haunted house and a carousel. The amusement park and its famed rides have won several awards over the years by renowned organizations.
The one unique fact about this famous amusement park is that it offers free admission into the park. Even the parking is free for customers. There are different methods of paying for the rides as well. To enjoy the rides in the park the visitors have to purchase wristbands that allow them to take unlimited rides all day, hand stamps whose price depends on the height of the customers or a book of tickets that allows them to take any ride of their choice.
Knoebels Amusement Resort features several rides that have been attracting visitors since the opening of the park. The park contains four roller coaster rides which include Flying Turns, Phoenix, Twister and Kozmo’s Kurves. There are two carousels including a small merry-go-round and a Grand Carousel. The park also has two train rides; Old Smokey and Pioneer. Other attractions include a 110 feet high Ferris wheel, bumper cars, StratosFear and also a three minute dark ride through the Haunted Mansion. There is even a golf course located at some distance from the park.
There are several restaurants throughout the park for the visitors. The main sit-down restaurant in the Knoebels Park is Alamo. There is a huge variety of food items available which have been hailed as the Best Food and been awarded for that every year since 1999. The Knoebels also own a campground near the park. What initially stated as a small Grove has now progressed into one of the biggest and best amusement parks of the country and people from all over the country visit it with their families to enjoy all the Knoebels Amusement Resort has to offer.