Summer Thrills: America's Overlooked Amusement Parks [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Monica Appelbe on May 4, 2011

With April showers finally behind us, folks are no doubt ready for the clouds to break and the sun to shine. Summer’s just around the corner, and for plenty of people the season means a favorite American pastime: a trip to the local amusement park.

While big parks like Disneyworld and Six Flags come to mind when I think of theme parks, I also think of my personal hometown favorite — Kennywood, located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. While large-scale thrill rides sure do impress, there’s just nothing like the familiarity and personality of a local amusement park.

Today we take a look at these overlooked amusement parks of America. Click the infographic for an enlarged view.

 

Infographic by Column Five.

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