Knoebels Amusement Park Information
Pennsyslvania's Best Kept Secret.
Knoebels Park Map
Nestled in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, far from city life
and amongst the forests and valleys of the Susquehanna
River, lies Knoebels Amusement Park and Resort --
A terrific amusement park that your family will love.
The atmosphere, prices and rides make this a wonderful
park to visit. In addition the park is
impressively clean. The rides are staffed by
mature adults rather than all kids. This wonderful
park is family owned and operated. It is one of the
largest free-admission parks in the country.
Throughout the park's wooded grounds are more than 50
different rides including rides for kids,
family rides and thrill rides.
ride in Knoebels has its own life and was once located
in a park somewhere else. Knoebels rescues
rides and either rebuilds, or re-engineers them to
fit within the park's borders.
Features include two world-class wooden
roller coasters, a 1913 carousel, wonderful restaurants,
games, a giant pool, waterslides, gift shop,
entertainment as well as a campground, coal mining museuem and miniature golf course.
Knoebels park also
has a lot of wonderful entertainment including magic
shows, parades, jugglers, and a variety of singing
troops and bands. You will enjoy
the Motion Ride, where you experience seat movement that
is coordinated with the action on the 3d screen.
Additional fun can be found at the shooting gallery,
arcade, Laser Tag Game, miniature golf and bingo.
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and Additional Features at Knoebels...
include Knoebels Coal Mining Museum. This museum is
Knoebels’ tribute to the anthracite coal mining industry.
Knoebels History Museum. In addition, you can View a time
line and photo exhibit detailing the history of Knoebels
which is located in the rear of the Mining Museum. Learn
about the history of the carousel in America and see
examples of the work of all of the major carousel carvers in
Knoebels Carousel Museum. Admission is free
Playland is Knoebels
main arcade and is located in the middle of the park. It
opens a half hour before the park opens. You play the games
with quarters rather than tokens. Some of
the games include; Pinball, Driving and Shooting Games,
Redemption Games, Skeeball and Dance Dance Revolution.
Things To Bring
On Your Trip
Camera, sun glasses,
bathing suit, beach towels, sun screen, picnic lunch and
water (if desired). Comfortable walking shoes, are a
permitted on a leash, and under control, at
campgrounds, and also inside the park. Alcoholic
beverages are not permitted in the park.
- Open daily
Memorial Day through Labor Day. Also, Saturdays & Sundays in
May and September.
Crystal Pool - Daily Memorial Day through Labor
Campground - April 15 through October 15
Other Area Attractions
Ashland Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine
Tour and/or Steam Locomotive ride
Centralia, PA -Near
Abandoned Town consumed by an underground mine fire.
-- Visit the capitol, museums and more. Located less
than 2 hours away from Knoebels. Note: You will want to
reserve your capitol tour as far in advance as possible.
Eckley Miners Village
century mining town with guided walking tours through the village.
Includes an 1890 miner’s home, two different churches and a doctor’s
office. The visitors’ center has an orientation video and exhibits
on the lifestyle of miners and their families.
Houdini Museum Tour & Magic Show
-- Tour the museum featuring exciting exhibits,
the history of magic, the magician Houdini, and more. There is also
a live magic show performed by a professional magician that takes
about 2 1/2 hours to complete. Appropriate for all ages.
- Visit a NASCAR raceway
-- Museum with displays on
memorabilia from the Yuengling Brewery dating from the mid-1800s to
the present. Advertising items, neon signs, collectibles and more
are among the exhibits in the museum. The gift shop features many
collectible items that relate to the brewery.
Crayola Factory --
center featuring a number of hands-on creative learning activities.
See how crayons are made and enjoy the creative studio and color
garden. Hours vary by season.