parks close to kennywood

Wednesday, August 1, 2001 7:54 AM
how far is hershey from kennywood and how far is knobels from kennywood. and what are some good parks close to kennywood? and im comming from canada. how long would it be from the border to kennywood?

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 7:58 AM
Im guessing 4 hours to Hershey and 5 to Knobels, but others may have better numbers. Other parks to consider would be Lakemont, a small park in Altoona PA with the world's oldest rollercoaster, and Kings Island near Cincinnati. How are you coming from Canada? Fly vs. drive and what direction you are drivng from might affect the choices.
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:16 AM
Dont miss sfwoa about 2 hours west of kennywood.
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:19 AM
Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh is about 4 hours.

Kennywood to the following:
Cedar Point: 3.5 hours
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure: 2.5 hours
PKI: 4-5 hours (not sure on this one)
BGW: 7 hours
PKD: 6 hours

Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:23 AM
Some parks near-ish Kennywood (all driving times are VERY rough)

Conneaut Lake (90 minutes)

Idlewild (2 hours? I haven't been there yet actually, although that'll be remedied this weekend)

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
Waldameer (all 2 hours in various directions)

Cedar Point (3)

Hershey (4)

Knoebel's (4-5)

Six Flags America (4)

SF Darien Lake (4, I think, haven't tried it yet)

King's Island (5)

Dorney (5-6)

King's Dominion (6)

BGW (7)

SF Great Adventure (7-8)

Note that for me driving times don't scale linearly -- a park twice as far away will take a bit more than twice as long to get there since I need to stop and stretch more and more often the longer I'm sitting ;)

--Greg *** This post was edited by GregLeg on 8/1/2001. ***
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:35 AM
If you want to go to a water park, To get to Sandcastles you turn the oppisite way of Kennywood
THIS IS THE VOICE OF KENNYWOOD..... *** This post was edited by ThrillSeeker on 8/1/2001. ***
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 10:12 AM has a list of nearby parks and how far they are from Kennywood. I haven't been to half of those parks, so most of the distances/times I got from Mapquest, but it'll give you a general idea of how far away the parks are.
Joe Cernelli
Head Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 10:21 AM
Go to and just put in Kennywood's area code, 15122, and then put in the mile radius you want.
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 10:22 AM
If you are coming in from Niagara Falls you will pass SF Darien Lake. We didn't relize how close it was to the highway when we planned our trip and couldn't stop. You will also pass Martin's Fantasy Island park in Grand Island, NY, home of the Silver Comet, another coaster we missed. Very frustrating to be able to see it from the highway and not able to stop.
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 6:35 PM
Some of the best parks are within reasonable driving times (not meaning 12 hours) you have PKI, SFWOA, CP, Hershey Park, Knoebles, Idlewild, Six Flags (always forget the proper name for the one in Jackson, NJ!)PKD and BGW. Might also think SF: Darien Lake
Assistant Webmaster
Kennywood Park Unlimited
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 7:10 PM
Six Flags Great Adventure is the one over in Joisey.

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard

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