Kennywood in West Mifflin, PA (Pittsburgh)

4800 Kennywood BlvdWest Mifflin, PA 15122
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Overview

One of only two amusement parks designated as a National Historic Landmark, Kennywood is Pittsburgh’s top theme park for family fun! From Thomas Town, Steelers Country, and Kiddieland, Kennywood Park features over 40 unique rides and attractions, including the famous roller coaster Phantom’s Revenge, classic Jack Rabbit coaster, and more!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our West Mifflin Travel Experts
  • Just outside of Pittsburgh, this landmark family theme park offers a range of kid-friendly rides and attractions. Children age 3 and under can enter for free!
  • Known for its charming vintage ambiance, the park combines nostalgia with modern attractions such as Black Widow, Raging Rapids, Aero 360, Steel Curtain, and more.
  • Open since 1898 and one of only two amusement parks designated as a National Historic Landmark.
  • Enjoy a mix of traditional amusement park fare and local Pittsburgh specialties, like The Potato Patch® fries.
  • Kennywood is now cashless, only credit/debit cards and Apple/Google Pay accepted. Convert your cash into prepaid cards at cash-to-card kiosks located throughout the park.
  • Accessible facilities and services are available for guests with disabilities, including ADA restroom stalls and wheelchair rentals.
  • On-site parking available for visitors, but arriving early is recommended on busy days.
  • Special events are hosted throughout the year, such as Phantom Fright Nights during Halloween and holiday-themed celebrations.
  • Minors are only permitted to enter the park after 4:00 PM if accompanied by an adult with a valid ID.

Description

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Featuring over 40 rides and attractions, Kennywood is Pittsburgh’s premier destination for family fun and entertainment! Open since 1898 and one of only two amusement parks designated as a National Historic Landmark, Kennywood offers an unmatched mix of modern thrills and fun classic rides. There are eight roller coasters, a 12-ride Kiddieland, and areas themed to Thomas & Friends™ and the Pittsburgh Steelers, highlighted by the record-setting Steel Curtain, and its famous Potato Patch fries!

Founded as a trolley park in 1898 and celebrated 125 seasons in 2023, the Kennywood experience extends beyond summer with popular Halloween and Holiday events, including Fright Night and Phantom Fall Fest, and Kennywood Holiday Lights featuring an abundance of holiday cheer.

Kennywood’s three coasters from the 1920s join attractions like Noah’s Ark and Kangaroo as rarities that cannot be found anywhere else. The Jack Rabbit, a wooden out-and-back roller coaster, is one of the oldest operating coasters in the world. Alongside the classics, thrill-seekers can enjoy modern roller coasters like Phantom's Revenge, Exterminator, Sky Rocket, and, of course, the park's biggest thriller—The Steel Curtain.

Great for families, Kiddieland offers pint-sized thrills like the Lil' Phantom roller coaster and the Whippersnapper, along with more gentle rides, offering something for everyone.

NEW! Potato Smash
Grab your best spud and get behind the wheel on one of the cheesiest rides around, themed to Kennywood's signature fresh-cut Potato Patch® fries! Serving up a one-of-a-kind experience this spring with a complete reimagining of the bumper cars with 20 all-new vehicles.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kennywood

Where is Kennywood?

Kennywood is located on Rt. 837 in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, about 12 miles southeast of Downtown Pittsburgh—at 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

When does Kennywood open?

Kennywood hours of operation vary throughout the season. Please check the park's operating calendar in the ticket section above for operating hours during your travel date range.

When does Kennywood close?

Closing hours vary. Please note that inclement weather can also cause Kennywood to adjust the hours of the day or close for the safety of guests and staff.

Is Kennywood cashless?

Kennywood now operates with safer cashless transactions. The park only accepts major credit/debit cards and Apple/Google Pay as modes of payment. If you only have cash, you can convert your money into a prepaid card through the cash-to-card kiosks conveniently located throughout Kennywood. All money left on the card can be used wherever cards are accepted.

Who owns Kennywood?

Palace Entertainment, one of the world's largest leisure park operators, owns Kennywood.

Does Kennywood have a water park?

No, Kennywood does not have a water park.

What is the chaperone policy?

Guests ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at least age 21 with a valid photo ID to enter the park after 4:00 p.m. Adult chaperones must remain within Kennywood at all times, or the minors will face immediate ejection from the park.

What is the bag policy?

Each guest is only permitted one (1) bag with a maximum size of 15” x 15” x 15” or a soft-sided cooler up to size 12" x 12" x 12" into the park.

Can I bring outside food or drinks?

Yes, food and drinks are permitted inside the park as long as they fit within the soft-sided cooler with no alcohol or glass containers.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, all guests must wear appropriate clothes and shoes at all times. Refrain from wearing revealing, see-through or loose clothing that may reveal undergarments, sports bras, bikini tops, and swimwear. Vulgar, sexual, or offensive tattoos, statements/artwork on clothing are not permitted inside. If you plan to ride the Raging Rapids and Pittsburg Plunge, it's best to bring an extra set of clothes because these water rides will get you wet.