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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

37 Lake St., Arnolds Park, IA
Downtown, just south of the water tower on US Hwy 71.
May-Sep. M-F 11-7; Sa-Su 11-10:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Day pass $27.00
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Roller coaster.

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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Higgins Museum of National Bank NotesHiggins Museum of National Bank Notes, Okoboji, IA - 1 mi.
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Burger Family, Mountain Lake, MN - 40 mi.

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