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Tipton - DelGrosso's Amusement Park

4352 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard
814-684-3538

History

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park. Since its beginnings around the turn of the century, the Park has been a source of family entertainment.

- The Rinard brothers first entertained the public on the Bland Family farm in 1907 when they brought their carnival to Tipton. Twelve years later, Fred Bland opened the park, which consisted of a small dance floor and a picnic grove.

-The Roaring 20’s were prosperous in Tipton. Many of the crowds who came to the Altoona-Tipton Speedway, located just up the road, also visited the Park. In 1928 the Bland Family sold the park to George Rinard, who brought in more rides. He also added a bowling alley and a roller skating rink.

-During the depression Rinard’s park came on hard times and went down hill. As the nation despaired, the park fell into a sad state of disrepair. By the late 1940’s, it had been reduced to a handful of picnic shelters, and only three rides remained in this once glorious amusement center.

-Altoona railroader Fred DelGrosso believed that he and his wife Mafalda could give new life to the Park. He bought the amusement park in 1946 and almost immediately began improvements.



Reviews

gamers legend

Rating:
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
I loved the place. The water park was the signature part(obviously). The slides were the best especially the one that can makes you sometimes have your back to the pool end. The rides we're amazing too. My favorite ride is the roulette wheel. The only thing I'd remove or replace is the crazy turning roller coaster. If you want almost your whole body to be sore, then ride this. Other than that, I love the place.

Jennifer Cochran Anderson

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
We brought 3 energetic preschoolers here and they loved it. For all three, and food for the whole family we spent less than $100. You can't get a single ticket to most amusement parks for that price.

Melinda Mentzer

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Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Great place for family fun!! Fun rides and great waterpark for all ages, and awesome food. We hardly ever have to wait in line for rides. Lots of special events!! Love it here!!

Cortney OE

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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Overall decent amusement park for price, esp now with wave pool & river but do miss the cars. Would be nice with a roller coaster other than crazy mouse & family meal/drink deals tho.

Linda Ellen Cowher

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Monday, April 9, 2018
I've lived this park since it was Blands Park. Delgrosso has made it a much better place to visit with the water park and good food and lots of rides.

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