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Knoebels Amusement Resort

391 Knoebels Boulevard

In 2001 Knoebels celebrated its 75th anniversary. While the celebration lasted the entire season, the highlight was a series of special ceremonies held on July 4th of that year. A history book, "Knoebels, An Amusement Park With A Heart" by Harry J. Deitz, was also published that year.

Kozmo’s Play Pool was added to the Crystal Pool complex in 2003 when Knoebels determined that the addition of an interactive kiddie play area would make the pool a more attractive destination to families with small children.

Rides continued to be added on an annual basis leading to Knoebels' next major project, the Flying Turns. After years of research, Knoebels began construction of the Flying Turns in the spring of 2006. Again, the recreation of this classic ride is a complete Knoebels’ project. Working with a John Fetterman design, Knoebels again brought Leonard Adams on board and hired local carpenters and craftsmen. The flood of June 2006 backed the project up but it is expected to open soon. The Flying Turns is a ride of largely wooden construction first built in Dayton, Ohio in 1929 by a company formed by visionary Norman Bartlett and legendary coaster builder John Miller. There were 7 Flying Turns rides built by Bartlett and either Miller or Philadelphia Toboggan Company between 1929 and 1939.

The appeal of this style ride is that the “track” is less restrictive than a regular roller coaster in that the train rides in a trough with no further guide than the curved walls surrounding it. The cars are allowed to freewheel to wherever in the trough centrifugal force guides them. The effect is not unlike that of a Bobsled ride. It is also similar to the sort of daredevil barnstorming carried on by aviation pioneers.


Joseph Stacey

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Hands down this is a great amusement park. There is no expensive ticket to get in. You just pay for the rides you go on by buying tickets in various denominations. Then you buy your food and you come and go as you please and they don't charge you to park. The food prices are very reasonable and there is a ton of variety. Several roller coasters and the typical rides for the little kids and more advanced rides for over r8" tall. Ride prices are $1.50 - 3.00 per person and you only pay for what you go on. Definitely recommend this place. Another nice thing is that there are lots of trees and shady spots on hot days with benches to rest and take a break. The food is high quality and very reasonable.

karissa Price

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Wonderful place, wonderful rides. Most cost efficient way to enjoy family fun at the park, if spending the whole day there, is to go on wrist band days/pass days. Gets all passes for your kids and tickets for the adults. Works out great! Kids can run and adults can hang back at times without feeling obligated to ride due to not having a $36 wrist band. Be sure to always do your math though! Cost of tickets vs price of pass and how many rides you get with tickets vs ride pass!

Keith Long

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Best amusement park I've been to in my opinion, free parking, free entry to to the park. Pay for what you want to go on. I love that its secluded in a wooded area, places for shade as well as the river that runs through the park, so peaceful. I would recommend this park to anyone. There is also a camping section that you can get to right from the park, no driving needed. Extremely impressed with the park services and what the staff do every day to keep the park clean and tidy.

Justin Pickens

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Knoebels is a rare breath of fresh air when compared to amusement parks in general. Most charge for admission, then nickel and dime you on food and drink and souvineers. Knoebels does not. Admittance is free, rides can be purchased either via ticket or via hand-stamp for unlimited use. Food is good, classy, and not too expensive. They even have campgrounds nearby if you want to make it a multi-day experience. This place is hard to beat! If you get the chance to visit, do so! You won’t be disappointed.

Angie Alburquerque

Friday, July 13, 2018
This is one of my happy places. I went every year as a kid and I have taken my kids every year since they were small. The rides are great, their pool is amazing and the food is also amazing! All of it very reasonably priced and no parking fees, no admission fees, and the tickets are good for a lifetime. I know people who just take a drive there to eat, and walk around. There really is no place like it!

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