The 8 Best Amusement Parks for Families This Summer, According to Family Vacation Critic

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School’s out for summer, and if you’re looking for a fun – and relatively budget-friendly – activity for your family, chances are a day at an amusement park is at the top of your list. But depending on the ages of your kids, it can be hard to find parks that are as fun for the tiny tykes as they are for the older thrill-seekers.

We’ve narrowed down the list of awesome parks across the U.S. to highlight the eight best amusement parks for all ages – plus new rides and attractions to look forward to this summer.

Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO)

<strong>For Youngsters: </strong>A ton of rides for younger visitors, and nursing stations, family restrooms and stroller rentals. <strong>For Thrill-Seekers:</strong> Six thrill rides, including Outlaw Run – one of the world’s top-rated wooden coasters. <strong>What’s New: </strong>Silver Dollar Food Days run from July 31 – August 20, with new twists on popular festival food like funnel cakes, kettle corn and milkshakes. <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Online: <a target="_blank" href=""><span class="s2"></span></a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Photo Credit: Silver Dollar City </span></p>fuck

What’s your family’s favorite amusement park? What other destinations should Family Vacation Critic add to their best-of list?