Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to visit a thrilling theme park with your family! But which one should you go to? While some of the heavy-hitters like Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Six Flags would be a blast, wouldn’t it be nice to try something completely new? There are tons of different theme park options available, and you may find that they have their own charm completely unique from the popular staples. So take some time off work, whether that’s working construction or at a company like HSI, grab the family, and hit the road!
Tennessee is known for its love of country music, and that is expressly represented in Dollywood. Located in the Smokey Mountains of Pigeon Forge, this quaint amusement park has been owned and operated by the legend herself since 1986. The park is full of rides for all ages, a steam locomotive that takes you through the hills, plenty of shows, shops, and, of course, music.
This park is unique in the sense that it brings forth some southern charm along with the thrill rides that we’ve all come to expect when visiting.
Hershey Park, PA
Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, this famous land of wonder and treats has been around since the early 1900s, but it has gone through some major upgrades since then. Just like Disneyland was named after Walt, so to was Hershey Park named after Mr. Hershey himself, and his park is perfect for guests of all ages.
There’s a mountain of activities to explore here, with over 70 rides consisting of coasters, a waterpark, kiddie rides, and even a zoo! Plus, seasonal additions take place depending on the time of year, such as the Hershey Park After Dark event in the fall and the Hershey Park Christmas Candyland in the winter. Once you get hungry from all the fun, you’ll have a slew of different dining options to choose from, along with the best Hershey treats you could imagine.
Silver Dollar City, MO
Feeling a bit rustic? Silver Dollar City has you covered.
This cozy park can be found in Stone County, Missouri, right next to Branson, and has been around since the 60s. Here you’ll find a variety of trade shops, such as glassblowing, smithing, homemade candies, quilts, and much more. There are also loads of rides that give off “old-timey” feels straight out of the 1880s, like traveling through goal mines on coasters, flying through the air on a barn ride, being shot off on rails via powder keg, boarding a train with bandits, and much more.
There are lots of entertaining shows and delicious places to eat as well, and if you decide to go at Christmas time you’ll be in for a real treat. Parades, a million lights around every corner, and other festive themes are waiting for you!
Get Your Tickets!
Sure, you could go to one of the popular amusement park options like Universal Studios or Disneyland, but if you’re looking for something different, these parks are certainly worth a look. Get your tickets now and prepare for the time of your life!