Arnolds Park, Iowa: Amusement Park with Ancient Coaster

The Legend: a 1927 wooden roller coaster in an 1889 amusement park.

Arnold's Park Amusement Park

Address:
37 Lake St., Arnolds Park, IA
Directions:
Downtown, just south of the water tower on US Hwy 71.
Hours:
May-Sep. M-F 11-7; Sa-Su 11-10:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
712-332-2183
Admission:
Day pass $27.00
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Amusement Park with Ancient Coaster

The park is excellent for kids 12 and younger. Teens and tweens are conspicuously absent. The 2-day park pass is a good value if staying nearby. The park overlooks Lake Okoboji, offering delightful views from the Ferris Wheel. The park is located beside a retail center with food, ice cream, and local stores with unique goods. We drive 8 hours to get here and it's worth it. This is our third consecutive week-long stay in the area, and we love Arnold's Park!

[Chris, 08/01/2015]

Arnolds Park.

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Built in 1889, the Arnolds Park town amusement park is one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the world. Its highlight is a wooden roller coaster named The Legend, designed by John A. Miller, who's known as the Thomas Edison of the Roller Coaster. It's a classic figure-eight coaster that debuted in 1927, and is currently the 13th oldest roller coaster in the world.

[Erik Rowley, 12/16/2013]

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Spirit Lake Massacre Monument and GravesSpirit Lake Massacre Monument and Graves, Arnolds Park, IA - < 1 mi.
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