1. Travel

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

US Theme Parks
Theme parks and amusement parks beginning with P
Other ways to search for U.S. theme parks
Return to Search by Park
Search by State
Search by Company

You can also search for parks by state or by ownership company by clicking on the links in the box to the right.

If your favorite park is not listed here, please email the About Theme Parks Guide.
Email Me
My goal is to have the Web's most comprehensive list of U.S. theme parks. Be sure to include the name of the park, its location, phone number, Web site URL, and a brief description. Thanks!

Pacific Park
Santa Monica
(310) 260-8744
Classic-style seaside pier park, built in 1996.

Palace Playland
Old Orchard Beach
(207) 934-2001
A traditional, small seaside amusement park. Its wooden coaster burned down long ago and its glory days along with it. Other attractions at the beach include a long, joint-filled pier and dozens of tacky T-shirt shops. Oh yeah, the beach itself is pretty nice.

Paramount's Carowinds
NOTE: Paramount sold the park in 2006. It is now known simply as "Carowinds."
South Carolina
(800) 888-4386

Paramount's Great America
Santa Clara (near San Francisco)
NOTE: Paramount sold the park. It is now known as "California's Great America."

Paramount's Kings Dominion
Doswell (near Richmond)
(804) 876-5000
NOTE: Formerly known as "Paramount's Kings Dominion," Paramount sold the park in 2006. It is now known simply as "Kings Dominion."

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

The Park at Mall of America
Bloomington (near the Twin Cities), Minnesota

Pavilion Nostalgia Park
Myrtle Beach (At Broadway at the Beach)
A handful of the rides, including the historic carousel and band organ, that used to be at the closed Myrtle Beach Pavilion are at this mini ode to the seaside park.

Pedroland (South of the Border)
South Carolina
(800) 845-6011
Motorists traveling along I-95 can't miss Pedroland. The billboards start building anticipation hundreds of miles in advance of the landmark. More a truck stop/roadside attraction that grew to enormous proportions than an amusement park, Pedroland includes a few rides, like a Ferris wheel and bumper cars, among the tacky gift shops, restaurants, and other diversions.

Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom
The park is closed.

Pirate's Fun Park
Salisbury Beach (near the NH border)
(800) 765-3973
At one time, Salisbury Beach was quite the happening place. The wooden coaster, the Frolics ballroom, Shaheen's rides, the lovely carousel, and more are gone. Like many seaside amusement centers, its heyday was long ago. In fact, there is hardly anything left except for this small amusement park. It includes a neat dark ride and a few family and kiddie rides.

Pixieland Amusement Park
(925) 689-8841
Small park for young children.

Ocean City (on the Jersey shore)
New Jersey
(609) 399-4751
Another great Jersey Shore park with four coasters and a freefall tower ride.

Find more theme parks > Return to Search by Park > Go to Search by State > Go to Search by Company

About Theme Park Feature Articles

Subscribe to the Newsletter

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.