Best U.S. Theme Parks to Check out This Summer

Best U.S. Theme Parks to Check out This Summer

It is summertime and that means that it is vacation time with the family. If you are trying to figure out where to take the family for vacation this year, why not consider an amusement park? Theme parks are fun for kids and adults since there is something for everyone to do. Here some of the best United States theme parks to check out this summer.

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Cedar Point

Cedar Point is located in Sandusky, OH and is spread out over 365 acres on a peninsula on Lake Erie. Cedar Point is a theme park that offers rides including roller coasters, family rides, kid’s rides, thrill rides and water rides as well as live entertainment, gift shops, dining establishments and snack bars. The park was opened in 1870, making it the 2nd oldest operating amusement park in the United States. They offer 72 rides, including 16 roller coasters.

Legoland California

Legoland California is located in Carlsbad, CA and is the 2nd largest theme park in the world. The Legoland Resort features the Legoland Park as wee as the Legoland Hotel and Sea Life Aquarium. They offer more than 60 rides, shows and attractions as well as shopping and dining areas. One popular area of Legoland is called Miniland USA, which features various areas in the United States such as Las Vegas, San Francisco and New York, all constructed with over 20 million Legos.


Hersheypark is located in Hershey, PA and stretches out over 110 acres with more than 70 rides and attractions, including 13 roller coasters. Their newest roller coaster is called Laff Trakk, an indoor, glowing roller coaster with colorful lights and exciting sounds. In addition to the roller coasters, the park also has water rides, family rides and kiddie rides. Hersheypark also features lots of dining and snacks options, live entertainment and over 20 retail and souvenir shops.

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Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City is located in Branson, MO and is an 1880’s themed park, with more than 30 rides including six roller coasters and four water rides. Silver Dollar City features more than 40 live shows each day along with an array of dining establishments, restaurants and specialty shops.

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    We are going to Hershey Park next week actually! The kids are super excited.

  2. Maria says

    We went to LEGOLAND Florida and my kids absolutely loved it. They are huge Lego fans and my husband and I were impressed too.

  3. Elizabeth O. says

    What a great list. We’re heading to Legoland California next month.

  4. Ron says

    Cedar Point is indeed one of the best, if not the best of them all. Love all the reviews about them. So cool!

  5. Kristen says

    I am planning on going to adventure land in Des Moines! I still want to make it to Cedar Point someday!

  6. Rosey says

    Cedar Point gets my vote. I love that place like no other. We used to travel every year there even when we were 1200 miles away. It’s just that good.

  7. Fariha N. says

    when we visit the states we love to go to see family in Pennsylvania. So, we go to Hershey Park almost every time. I need to check out some of the others on your list.

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