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Address: Altoona, PA
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+1 814-949-7275
12:00 - 20:00
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The eighth oldest park in the United States.

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A fun small park with history

Lakemont is best known for Leap the Dips, which is the world's oldest operating roller coaster. It is unusual as it is a side friction coaster, which was common in the early... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Lakemont is best known for Leap the Dips, which is the world's oldest operating roller coaster. It is unusual as it is a side friction coaster, which was common in the early 1900's. This is the only ride like this that I have ever been on and it is a piece of history. The park has another wood coaster, Skyliner... More 

Thank ermagertz
west virginia
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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This park is good for a family with young kids and it's nice for a cheap activity but when I was younger it was so much nicer than it is now. Some of the rides need some work, like the Skyliner. However, the Leap the Dips coaster is one of the oldest roller coasters in the country

Thank Ashley C
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This old amusement park used to be a real charm, but has sadly not been well-maintained. They do have a nice light show at Christmas time, put the kids in the car and drive through.

Thank leftmyheart
Patton, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

nice waterpark-its geared more to young children though-have nice train track on site inside-and winter time have lights on the lake

Thank oceantraveler06
Glassboro, New Jersey
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234 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We swore that the park was closed when we arrived late in the afternoon. We parked in the lot and walked up thankfully to find an open ticket window where we purchased our wristbands for entry and all rides, except Leap-the-dips roller coaster (this requires and extra $3 to ride). We were in the park less than an hour over... More 

Thank JoeFlacco_NJ
Cooper City, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is an old school, real amusement park. You can go to a state of the art park with all modern rides. But this park is not that. A fun place to bring the family for a fun night out. Don't knock this place because it is outdated; that is what gives it its charm. This park reminds me exactly... More 

1 Thank Anthony S
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32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Leap The Dips was built in 1902 and still operating. It is not fast by any means. The speed is about 10 or 15 mph with gentle dips.The largest of which is about 9 ft. The ride is not included in the ride wrist band. . The park is open wed-sun 11am-8 pm. admission is $5.95 wed - fri. and... More 

1 Thank Roy H
Lancaster, PA
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134 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We visited Lakemont Park after visiting King's Island and Cedar Point. An old trolley park, the park only has a few rides, mainly old carnival rides, but does feature Leap the Dips, the Tobaggon and the Skyliner, which make visiting worthwhile. Leap the Dips was built in 1902 and is billed at the oldest operating roller coaster in the country.... More 

1 Thank lucasbear1104
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

It's time-worn and outdated, but for those who have any childhood memory of what it was, in various forms, it still holds a special place. Best regular feature is the Leap The Dips Roller Coaster, the oldest in operation. Pavilions great for family picnics, too. The best thing all year though is the Christmas-time Lights on the Lake. Drive through... More 

Thank Reviewer6SJ7
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We went during the middle of the week, so it wasn't very busy. We had a great time (paddle boats, go kart races etc)

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