See the USA, One Theme Park at a Time…
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We all know about Disneyland, Disneyworld and Universal Studios, and they are awesome, but maybe you have visited them a few times already, and you’re interested in a new experience, or maybe you would like to stay closer to home…Did you know that each state in the USA has at least one wonderful theme park?
These parks feature everything a family of fun loving thrill-seekers (or an individual) could hope for, from scream producing roller coasters to adventure rides to something a little more relaxing such as river boat cruise.
Years ago, we had friends who would pack up their kids in the family car and visit several states during the summer, by the time the youngest was 12 years old, they had driven to every state in the USA. (That’s a lot of miles!)
Just think of how fun it would be if they had made it a goal to visit a theme park in every state…maybe that’s something you could do!
Whatever kind of park you would like to enjoy, you just might find it in your very own state or the state next door.
Theme Parks in 50 States:
Obviously I can’t give descriptions of every park in every state, but I will list one for every state and tell you more on a few that stand out..
- Alabama – Gulf Shores – Waterville USA
- Waterville is basically a big (20 acre) water park, but also has an amusement park with rides for the kiddos and some roller coaster fun for the thrill seekers.
- Alaska – Anchorage – H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark
- Arizona – Phoenix – Castles-n-Coaster
- Arkansas – Little Rock – Magic Springs and Crystal Falls
- California – Carlsbad – Legoland
- Legoland is a Lego lover’s paradise (young and old), with awesome, mind blowing displays. A great family destination, featuring 60 attractions and rides, which include rollercoasters.
- Colorado – Middlebury – Quassy Amusement Park
- Connecticut – Bristol – Lake Compounce
- Delaware – Rehoboth Beach – Rehoboth Beach
- Florida – Lake Buena Vista – Epcot
- Epcot is an amazing park situated on 305 acres, near Disney World in Orlando. It has all types of attractions such as shows, rides, and fascinating presentations. It is made up of 2 sections, World Showcase and Future World. There is so much to see and do there, you need to plan for a couple of days on the property.
- Georgia – Augusta – Adventure Crossing
- Hawaii – Honolulu – Wet ‘n Wild
- Idaho – Athos – Silverwood Theme Park
- Illinois – Villa Park – Safari Land
- Safari Land is a year round amusement park, which is a great thing considering the cold winter months in Illinois. It’s a great family park featuring games, experiences and rides, including roller coaster rides. It has the bragging rights of having the largest indoor roller coaster in the state.
- Indiana – Santa Claus – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
- Iowa – Altoona – Adventureland
- Kansas – Wichita – All Star Adventures
- Kentucky – Louisville – Kentucky Kingdom
- Kentucky Kingdom is a great theme park located on 58 acres. It’s attractions include, amusement rides for the kiddos, entertainment, a water park, roller coaster rides, and operates together with Hurricane Bay which has a 750,00 gallon wave pool and so much more.
- Louisiana – Baton Rouge – Dixie Landin’ & Blue Bayou Waterpark
- Maine – Saco – Funtown Splashtown USA
- Maryland – West Ocean City – Baja Amusements
- Massachusetts – Agawam – Six Flags New England
- Michigan – Muskegon – Michigan’s Adventures
- Minnesota – Bloomington – Nickelodeon Universe
- This 7 acre amusement park, located in the Mall of America is the largest indoor theme park in the USA. There is something at this park for everyone, including twirling roller coasters and attractions and entertainment.
- Mississippi – Brookhaven – Exchange Club Fair
- Missouri – Kansas City – Worlds of Fun
- Montana – Laurel – Amusement Park Drive-In
- Nebraska – Omaha – Skateland
- Nevada – Sparks – Wild Island Family Adventure Park
- New Hampshire – Jefferson – Fort Jefferson Fun Park
- New Jersey – Hope – Land of Make Believe & Pirates Cove
- New Mexico – Sunland Park – Western Playland
- New York – Brooklyn – Coney Island Cyclone
- North Carolina – Charlotte – Carowinds
- Carowinds features exciting suspended roller coasters on a 105 acres, not only does it have great thrill rides and rides for all ages, but also has a great water park on the property. This park straddles the borders of North and South Carolina, it’s like getting a 2 for 1.
- North Dakota – Fargo – Thunder Road
- Ohio – Aurora – Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom
- Oklahoma – Oklahoma City – Frontier City
- Oregon – Portland – Oaks Park
- Pennsyvania – Allentown – Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
- Rhode Island – Narragansett – Adventureland
- South Carolina – Myrtle Beach – Family Kingdom Amusement Park
- South Dakota – Deadwood – Boondocks
- Tennessee – Pigeon Forge – Dollywood
- Texas – San Antonio – SeaWorld San Antonio
- Utah – Farmington – Lagoon
- Lagoon has bragging rights for it’s wooded roller coaster, the 7th oldest roller coaster in the world, (the 4th in the United States.) Over the years Lagoon has become a well loved destination for many people looking for a good time for not only roller coasters, but white water waves, a visit to the Wild West in Pioneer Village to 50 other different rides to please young and old.
- Vermont – in the Greenmountains – Bromley Mountain
- Virginia – Williamsburg – Busch Gardens Williamsburg
- Washington – Spokane – Riverfront Park
- West Virginia – Huntington – Camden Park
- Wisconsin – Wisconsin Dells – Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
- Wyoming – Thermopolis – Star Plunge
Are you ready to have some fun? Not sure which park to choose? I’m ready to help you do just that!
Let me help you find the theme park that excites you the most… Contact me or call me at 206-367-7657, I can help you plan and book a vacation that will turn out to be one of your very favorites.
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