Idlewild & SoakZone

Founded in 1878 as a simple picnic ground along the Ligonier Valley Rail
Road, Idlewild & SoakZone ( is the oldest amusement
park in Pennsylvania and third-oldest in America. In addition, it is rated
the second best kid’s park in the world by Amusement Today magazine
( and one of the top five family amusement
parks in the world by the National Amusement Park Historical Association
( Idlewild features seven fun theme areas such as
SoakZone Waterpark, Story Book Forest and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood of
Make-Believe. Seasonal operations run from May 21 through Labor Day and
Hallowboo, a Halloween-themed event, takes place in October. Idlewild is
part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks that hosts over 14 million
visitors annually at five theme parks, two animal parks, 10 waterparks, and
21 family entertainment centers. Palace Entertainment is part of the Parques
Reunidos family of parks. For more information, call 724.238.3666 or visit and


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