The Washington DC area has a variety of amusement parks offering a full-day of family thrills and entertainment. The following theme parks are within a short drive of the capital region and make an easy day trip or weekend getaway.
Six Flags America
Mitchellville, Maryland(301) 249-1500
This amusement park is located just 30 minutes from downtown Washington, DC and features more than 100 rides, shows and the area's largest water park. Six Flags America is open April through October.
Doswell, Virginia (804) 876-5000
A 400-acre amusement park that features more than 50 rides, seven roller coasters, live family entertainment and a 19-acre water park. King’s Dominion is located 20 miles north of Richmond, Virginia and 75 miles south of Washington, DC. The park is open April through October
Hershey, Pennsylvania (800) HERSHEY
Amusement park with more than 60 rides and attractions with the theme of Hershey’s Chocolate. Also visit Hershey’s Chocolate World and learn how chocolate is made. The amusement park is located about 2 hours north of the Washington, DC area near Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is open May through September.
Williamsburg, Virginia (800) 343-7946 Amusement park with dozens of rides, shows, animal attractions, a water park and much more. Busch Gardens is located right near Colonial Williamsburg, which makes this area a great place to visit for several days of family fun. Busch Gardens is located about 3 hours from the Washington, DC area.
Adventure Park USA
New Market, Maryland (301) 865-6800 Western theme park with Go Karts, mini-golf, bumper boats, laser tag, ropes course, rock wall, water wars, moon bounce, paintball, soft-play playground, arcade games, carousel, and tea cups. Located about 40 miles north of Washington, DC. The facility is open year-round.
Central Park Fun Land
Fredericksburg, Virginia. (540) 785-6700. The Indoor/Outdoor Family Fun Center has more than 20 rides and attractions including a mini ferris wheel, mini roller coaster, laser tag, go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, mini bowling, rock climbing and bumper cars. Fun Land also has an arcade with over 100 video games. The facility is open year-round.
3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway, White Post, Virginia (540) 869-2222 Dinosaur Land features 37 fiberglass replicas of prehistoric creatures in a small outdoor park that is open March through December.