A “Berry” Good Place to go: Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a short 10 minute drive from Disneyland, you’ll find America’s oldest theme park: Knott’s Berry Farm. This one-of-a-kind place dates back to the 1930s and is the result of an amazing story of hard-work, family union and jams and jellies. What once began as an alternate way to make ends meet for the Knott’s family during the Great Depression is now a world-famous trademark of jellies and a spectacular theme park that attracts guests from all over the world.
The Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park has everything you could possibly ask for to spend an unforgettable day. Start your day at the one of the theme park’s areas, including Ghost Town, the place where it all started, and Camp Snoopy where fans of the famous beagle can get lost in the world of everything Snoopy. Each part of the theme park has its own rides, exhibits and of course, delicious home-style cuisine.
If you’re looking for the best rides, be sure to get on some of the parks most exciting roller coasters like the Boomerang, GhostRider, and the suspended coaster the Silver Bullet. Other thrilling rides include the Rip Tide, La Revolucion and the well-named Supreme Scream. And if you prefer water rides, then try Bigfoot Rapids or the Perilous Plunge.
And of course, Knott’s Berry Farm is a great place to treat yourself to some homemade delicacies that are made from Mrs. Knott’s original recipes. The main attraction as far as food goes is Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant, which is older than the park itself and serves almost 2 million people each year. There are also restaurants all over the park including the world’s largest Johnny Rockets Diner.
Plus, be sure to visit the Knott’s Marketplace and get some of that yummy boysenberry jam that is the family’s trademark. The Marketplace also has a year-round Christmas store and an exact replica of Independence Hall, where guests can take in a show while enjoying some shopping or looking for the next ride they want to try.