Flashback Friday - Knoebels Amusement Park

Today’s Flashback Friday is the beginning of a series on our recent summer trip through Pennsylvania and New York from Knoebels Amusement Park to Niagara Falls, Locksport and the famous Erie Canal, Rochester, and the gorgeous 1000 Islands east of Lake Ontario.

We’ll be featuring our thoughts and reviews of all of our stops, where we stayed and sights we visited. First up is Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA.


This Flashback Friday was written by my daughter, Jodi:

Our family recently went on a vacation, our main stop being Niagara Falls. On our way up we stopped at an amusement park called Knoebels located at:

391 Knoebels Blvd.
Rt. 487
Elysburg, PA 17824

It is a great stop for the day for kids and adults. They have many fun rides, sure to fit anyone’s preferences. My personal favorite was the Scenic Skyway. This ride takes you high up in the mountains. I do not recommend it if you have a fear of heights, but the view of the mountain on the way up and the park on the way down was gorgeous.

They have rides with loop de loops and fast wooden rides, too, if you’re into those.

Our family also enjoyed the Antique Cars. On this ride, you will be in an old-fashioned car that you can steer yourself, which was really fun and relaxing. I highly recommend this for a nice family ride.


We also played a round of Mini Golf which was fun and creative, including some difficult challenges with moving parts.


Knoebels was such a fun stop for the day and their rides will suit anyone, whether you prefer slow, relaxing rides or crazy, fast rides. If you ever find yourself in this area, you will not regret visiting.

This is Rebecca and I just wanted to add that while we let the kids run around to some of the rides, my husband and I visited the Bald Eagle Habitat, the Carousel Museum, and the Mining Museum. My grandfather was a coal miner near Elco, PA in the western part of the state.


We also went into the Christmas Cottage, open year-round. If you love Christmas, this is the shop for you. We ended up buying a Knoebels ornament there.


We also had lunch there which was reasonable for hamburgers, hotdogs, etc.

If we were to go back, we would probably camp in the park or rent one of the cottages. It was a very enjoyable day and we could’ve spent more time there.


More info:

Knoebels is open 11:00AM-10:00PM

Knoebels - http://www.knoebels.com/

Pricing - http://www.knoebels.com/plan-your-visit/pricing

Admission to the Park is free
For rides, there are pay-one-price plans
11:00AM-10:00PM - ride all day, basic is $39.00
plus wooden coasters is $47.00

Monday-Friday books of tickets are 10% off
$5.00 book for $4.50
$10.00 book for $9.00
$20.00 book for $18.00

And they offer military discounts for active duty and reservists ($40.00 book of ride tickets), retired and veterans ($20.00 book of ride tickets)

Knoebels Amusement Resort on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KnoebelsAmusementResort

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