If you’re planning a theme park getaway in the Midwest, there are some great options for you. Whether you’re hoping to enjoy a roller coaster or some other ride, you have plenty of great amusement parks to choose from. Check these out!
Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana
With wooden coasters like The Voyage and The Raven, Holiday World offers thrills and chills. Water rides like Mammoth and Wildebeest are popular among visitors looking for excitement and splashes. With a fun atmosphere that is great for families, visitors can enjoy an assorted of massive theme park rides or smaller carnival rides and attractions for all ages.
Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
Cedar Point calls itself the roller coaster capital of the world and that could be true. With 17 coasters, there are certainly plenty to offer. Cedar Point also features one of the largest Ferris wheels on the continent — a 14-story behemoth known as “Giant Wheel.”
Kings Island, Mason, Ohio
You can’t miss Kings Island if you are driving nearby — just look for the Eiffel Tower! With a replica of the famous Paris landmark standing tall above the park, Kings Island is certainly memorable with the world’s longest inverted roller coaster, the Banshee, as well as other famous coasters like Beast and Diamondback.
Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri
As if there isn’t enough to do in Branson, Missouri already, you can also choose to enjoy one of the best theme parks in the Midwest: Silver Dollar City. This family friendly park features more than 30 rides as well as shops and wares to browse. If it’s a great roller coaster you’re after, the WildFire will whip you through inversions and twists and turns at up to 66 miles per hour!
Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park, Wisconsin Dells
You can enjoy theme park fun regardless of the weather at Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park. This Wisconsin Dells attraction features both indoor and outdoor park activities, making it a great choice for year-round fun. Hades 360 is a massive, 160-foot tall wooden coaster that takes you down into an underground tunnel. If you want to get wet you can also enjoy Poseidon’s Rage wave pool for tall waves that batter and flow every 90 seconds. Other activities include go kart tracks, water slides and other roller coasters.
No matter where you want to go in the Midwest, you can find an attraction that offers a great roller coaster or two as well as other fun rides. Other great locations for cool roller coasters and rides include Six Flags St. Louis (Eureka, Missouri), Nickelodeon Universe (Bloomington, Minnesota), Six Flags Great America (Gurnee, Illinois) to name just a few. For fun and thrills, the Midwest region of the United States has plenty to offer!
Have you visited any of these theme Parks in the Midwest?