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Visiting Kenywood Park Pittsburgh

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The Kennywood Park is one of the most visited attractions at Pittsburgh. The park garners huge crowd from across the world who visit the place during weekends with family and friends to have a fun time. The park has several attraction and activities arranged for the enjoyment of visitors. There are themed areas which include rides and miniature versions of the exotic rides of Wave Swinger, Phantom's Revenge, Turtle, Merry - Go - Round and much more. In the park, there are many other places which will render to you an exotic time filled with fun and galore. The Kennywood Park has other roller coaster rides that will render one utmost enjoyment swinging and waving in the rides. The Thunderbolt, wooden coasters, lift chains, and Jack Rabbit will surely give you some adrenaline rise. The park is noted for its dark rides which are modeled on Halloween and other themes. The Ghostwood estate is one such attraction point wherein kids are rendered the chance to fight spirits with ghostbuster tools in hand. Its fun and a lot of joy. And if you want to get to witness what is a Noah's Ark, go get into the Noah's Ark frisking through the whale's mouth and sliding into the Ark. Along with enjoyment and lot of adventure, visitors can also find many gift stores and restaurants from where you can satiate your hunger and buy amazing gifts.

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Experience fun and adventure with innumerable rides and activities at the Kennywood Park.

Experience fun and adventure with innumerable rides and activities at the Kennywood Park.

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

This is one adventurous ride which will take you back to the times when Noah brought all the creatures in the Ark eons before. Thrilling the guests since 1936 when it was installed in the park, it is one joyful ride. You will find yourself being gulped by a large whale, walk through its tongue and then enter the Noah’s Ark ultimately. There’s a lot of jumps, jolts and extreme fun awaiting you.



A ride but not really a ride. It’s a flight hence skycoaster. Visitors are attached to a harness and a cable that pulls them up high over the tower 180 feet above the ground. And as you reach the top, you will be dropped down 75 mph. Hear your heart thump with the adrenaline rush of adventure.

The Volcano

The Volcano

This comprises of 20 swinging gondolas that are mounted on a horizontal wheel. The cars rotate outward while the wheel lifts to as high as 90-degree angle when the wheel twists upside down on reaching a height of 65 feet above the ground.



This ride will give you the ultimate fun. Called at Skydiver, this ride comprises of ten cars shaped as umbrellas that rotate in speed, when its lifted in a horizontal position of 45-degree angle making it an exciting enjoyment.

Wave Swinger

Wave Swinger

This German built swinger is one of the most popular rides in the park, which garners a huge crowd. It comprises 48 swings that suspend guests in the ride while swinging in circular motions like a wave.

Ghostwood Estate

Ghostwood Estate

If you are somebody who loves thrills and paranormal, then the Ghostwood Estate is the ultimate point. Here guests get the chance to travel through the elaborate estate comprising of eight rooms. You will be armed with ghost blasters to kill the unwanted spirits by targeting them.

Kenywood Park Pittsburgh Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The entry tickets to Kennywood park can be bought online wherein the visitors can avail for special discounts and deals. In addition, one can also avail for season passes and tickets at varying prices for different events and entry fee. No entry fee is charged for children below the age of 3. Group tickets are also offered at differing prices.

How To Get Around?

Visitors can wander the entire park on foot, take the toy trains as well as go on rafting on the boat. Wheelchairs are available at the main entrance and you can go about the whole park witnessing, enjoying and indulging in some exotic rides making it a wonderful experience.

What Should I Wear?

There is no specific dress code. Wear casuals, jeans or anything but ensure you are comfortable in what you wear. You have come here for some fun so do not worry much about what you are wearing.

Kenywood Park Pittsburgh Facts

Best Time to Visit

If you want to experience the ultimate joy visit the Kenywood Park during the Holiday Season during Christmas and New Year when the whole park is decorated in lights making it a peaceful look. The park remains open throughout the year. It opens in the morning at 10.20 am till evening at 10 pm. Not all rides are operational before the Halloween and hence the best time to visit the park with your kids and family is during Summer and Winter.


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Will I Need a Guide?

How To Get There?

The Kennywood Park is located on Rt. 837 which is 12 minutes southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. Drive through the route of I-376 and then take exit through Edgewood Swissvale Exit at No. 77. Follow the Kennywood arrow south on the Braddock Avenue and cross the Monongahela River. From here turn left towards the bridge at Rf. 837 moving Southwards. From here the park is 1.5 miles ahead along with enough parking space available for visitors.

Additional Info

Make sure you have prior reservations when visiting in the holiday season because the place is very crowded.

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