High up in the mountains of Pennsylvania lies a little valley filled with love and laughter all thanks to a family who wanted to bring other families closer. Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania is a family-owned and operated amusement park, picnic grove, and campground that has been America’s largest free-admission park for over 90 years of operation.
Each year my family waits in anticipation for the park to open. The family park has a history both inspiring and heartfelt as they went through much success and failure to get to where they are today. And in each generation of the Knoebel family includes soldiers from every branch of the United States Armed Forces, so the park is a very patriotic and military-family friendly place.
The amusement park is actually a descent size with main street going through the middle of the park that divides the campground and the park along with the rides from the pool and slide.
From shops, diners, songs and shows to rides, games, slides and pools, Knoebels has something from everyone.
Though I have an intense fear of heights and my anxiety disorder limits me from doing certain things, I am happy I took the time to join my husband and kids on the gondola. The sheer beauty of the Pennsylvania Mountains is not something you can explain perfectly through words. It’s a small piece of happiness hidden among Mother Nature’s best mountain top creations and we love to see it’s beauty every year. Join us on a calm ride down the mountain top on the Knoebels Gondola thru our video below.
We have yet to do any glamping at Kneobols, but from what we have seen, we will definitely return again soon for an extended trip with our travel trailer.
For more information about Koebels Amusement Resort, visit them at www.knoebels.com
And for more photos of Knoebels, visit our Knoebels Amusement Resort Gallery. We add more photos each visit.