A Complete Guide to US Amusement Parks: Midwest

September 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This is part 3 of a 6-part series reviewing some of the lesser-known and smaller amusement parks throughout the United States. This week, we’re covering my old stomping grounds, the Midwest

It’s September in the Midwest, and it’s starting to cool off a bit. Maybe not the crisp fall weather we’re known for, but at least people aren’t afraid to go outside anymore. For those of you who aren’t ready to stop playing outside, a theme park is a great place to spend your weekend, well into the fall.

The Vortex roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, OH, one of my favorite amusement parks.

The Vortex roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, OH.

If you live in one of the Midwest states — OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, IA, MN, MO — you have dozens theme park choices available to you. We were originally inspired by the Travel Channel’s Complete Guide to US Amusement Parks, but soon realized they didn’t cover every amusement park in the country, so we wanted to feature a few theme parks in different regions..

This won’t cover all of the Midwest amusement parks, of course, since I counted nearly 30 of them. Instead, we’ll pick a few regional favorites, but if I miss your favorite, leave us a comment and a favorite story in the comments section below.
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