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California's Great America
Santa Clara (near San Francisco), CA
Huntington (near Charleston)
Small classic trolley park features the Big Dipper wood coaster and the usual amusement park suspects, such as Dodgems and a log flume.
Camp Snoopy-- Now known as Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America
Bloomington (near the Twin Cities)
Canobie Lake Park
Salem (near the MA border)
A wonderful, traditional trolley park, and one of the last remaining family-owned, independent parks.
NOTE: Paramount sold the park in 2006. It is now known simply as "Carowinds."
How do they cram 35 rides, including a roller coaster and a Sky Ride onto a narrow pier? Beats me, but they've been doing it for years on the Jersey Shore. There are waterpark rides also.
Huge family entertainment center with an arcade, mini-golf, and a small ride park.
Castles 'N Coasters
A small park with two steel coasters
Sandusky (on Lake Erie)
The home of ride manufacturer S&S Power, this small park sort of serves as a demo site. Parking and admission are free. Guests can either pay per ride or purchase a 1/2-day pay-one-price ticket for unlimited rides. Rides include the Screamin' Swing, Sky Sling, Sonic Boom drop tower, SkyCoaster bungee swing, go-karts, and mini-golf.
Small lakeside storybook park
Downtown recreation area includes the Storyland themed playground and a small roller coaster.
Clark's Trading Post
North Woodstock (in the White Mountains)
More a roadside attraction that's grown through the years than a theme park, Clark's nonetheless offers "Merlin's Mystical Mansion," a spinning room illusion attraction, bumper boats, an antique train, and other rides. The highlight is the trained bear show.
Clementon Amusement Park
Clementon (Near Cherry Hill)
Turn-of-the-century park with a wooden roller coaster, thrill rides, zoo animals, and a waterpark.
Cliff's Amusement Park
New Mexico's only park now features the Rattler, a world-class wood coaster. Also includes a log flume, steel coaster, and the usual assortment of dry and wet rides.
Small park for younger children. Located next to the Como Zoo and Conservatory.
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Conneaut Lake Park
Conneaut Lake (2 hours northwest of Pittsburgh)
The park closed in 2007.
Crossroads Village (near Flint)
Turn-of-the-(last) century park with 30 re-created shops and buildings and historical interpreters in period costumes. Attractions include a carousel, steam train, paddlewheel boat, and a 1912 Ferris wheel.
Cypress Gardens Adventure Park[
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