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Lakemont Park, Altoona

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Theme Park · Hidden Gem · Water / Amusement Park
Lakemont Park, located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, houses the world's oldest-surviving roller coaster, the Leap-The-Dips. On June 19, 1996, the roller coaster was added to the list of National Historic Landmarks by the National Park Service. The park opened in 1894 as a trolley park and became an amusement park in the summer of 1899. It is one of only thirteen trolley parks still operating, and the 8th oldest amusement park in the United States. The park was owned by the Boyer Candy Company from May 23, 1986 until July 1, 1988, when it was called Boyertown USA. The park was closed from 2017-2018, but re-opened in summer 2019. The park is located next to Peoples Natural Gas Field, home of the Altoona Curve Minor League Baseball team.
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  • Went for the holiday lights. Long line with no direction on how to enter. Confusing entrance. Local service at entrance asking for donations not related to the holiday lights. Double...  more »
  • It had been a while since I’d been to the park. I was pleasantly surprised. Plenty of things to do with the basketball and beach volleyball courts, plus still have a few rides. There was a concert...  more »
  • This was our first visit since the park reopened. Was very disappointed. Used to bring my kids here years ago and raved about the nice atmosphere and the activities for the kids. Now, there are hardly any rides and when we were there, so many of the limited rides were closed for maintenance. What was accomplished those many years of closing?
  • So beautiful and a great family area. I love it since it's been renovated, really a great improvement. More peaceful and laid back than what I expected. It's like they took a campground and added a splash park and some rides.

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