Summer Thrills: America’s Overlooked Amusement Parks [INFOGRAPHIC]

With April showers finally behind us, folks are no doubt ready for the clouds to break and the sun to shine. Summer’s just around the corner, and for plenty of people the season means a favorite American pastime: a trip to the local amusement park.

While big parks like Disneyworld and Six Flags come to mind when I think of theme parks, I also think of my personal hometown favorite — Kennywood, located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. While large-scale thrill rides sure do impress, there’s just nothing like the familiarity and personality of a local amusement park.

Today we take a look at these overlooked amusement parks of America. Click the infographic for an enlarged view.


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About Monica Appelbe

Monica Appelbe is a member of Intuit’s Small Business communications team. A Pittsburgh native, her favorite hometown restaurants are family-owned small businesses.
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I've been to Holiday World and found it quite lovely.


We've been to and loved Quassy. Now we've got four more amusement parks to plan trips around. Thanks!

Paul Clifford
Paul Clifford

Last summer my family went to Holiday World. Reasonably priced food, free (as in $0.00) drinks, and a really clean park. We're going again. If Disney was this good, they'd own the world.


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