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Ohio Theme Parks and Amusement Parks

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Ohio Theme Parks and Amusement Parks

Jungle Jack's Landing is one of the theme parks in Ohio.

Columbus Zoo
It's the home of two of the biggest and best amusement parks anywhere, Cedar Point and Kings Island and boasts some of the best roller coasters on the planet. Whether you live in or near the state, or plan a visit from afar, Ohio will satisfy your thrill fix.

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Cedar Point
Sandusky (on Lake Erie)
Affiliated water parks: Castaway Bay Indoor Water Park Resort and Soak City outdoor water park.
One of the world's great amusement parks, with an incredible collection of roller coasters.

Coney Island
Cincinnati
No, not THAT Coney Island. The classic park dates back to 1867.

Erieview Park
Geneva-on-the-Lake
The small, traditional park closed in 2006.

Geauga Lake
Aurora (near Cleveland)
NOTE: The amusement park closed permanently in 2007. The water park, however, is still open.
Wildwater Kingdom

Jungle Jack's Landing at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Powell (near Columbus)
NOTE: The amusement park and the adjacent Zoombezi Bay water park used to be known as Wyandot Lake.
Affiliated outdoor water park: Zoombezi Bay Waterpark

Kings Island
Mason (near Cincinnati)
Affiliated outdoor water park: Soak City
Affiliated indoor water park: Great Wolf Lodge at Kings Island

Memphis Kiddie Park
Brooklyn (near Cleveland)
(216) 941-5995
Classic park built in 1952. Very small with 11 rides, including a kiddie roller coaster. Geared to families with children from 2 to 5 years.

Paramount's Kings Island
Mason (near Cincinnati)
NOTE: Paramount sold the park. It is now known simply as "Kings Island." See above.

SeaWorld Ohio and Six Flags World of Adventure
Aurora (near Cleveland)
SeaWorld used to operate a separate marine life park. Between 2000 and 2003, Six Flags bought SeaWorld Ohio, combined it with Geauga Lake, and called the mega-park Six Flags World of Adventure. Six Flags sold the property to Cedar Fair in 2004. Cedar Fair closed the marine life park and reverted to the park's original name, Geauga Lake The amusement park closed permanently in 2007. The water park, however, is still open.

Wyandot Lake
Powell (near Columbus)
The park closed in 2006 and reopened in 2008 as Zoombezi Bay Waterpark and Jungle Jack's Landing, both part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (see above).

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