Lakemont Park Altoona
Where are we going today?
What started as a trolley park in 1894, has grown into the 8th oldest amusement park in the entire country! Can you imagine how much family fun has happened over all of those years at Lakemont Park? Quite a lot we imagine!
Now, you can enjoy over 30 rides and attractions, as well as a fun waterpark and Kiddieland, to create your own memories!
First, we have to start with the world's OLDEST roller coaster - Leap-the-Dips. Just think of how many times that coaster has made people laugh, and maybe even scream!
There are plenty of rides for those adults and young adults in the family, including the dizzy Tilt a Whirl, rides that will swing you, rides that will drop you, and rides that will excite you! Lakemont Park also has those classic attractions like bumper cars and go-karts.
Don't think it's all for the brave at Lakemont Park! There are fun paddle boats for you to take enjoy out on the water, and a train to take you on a pretty fun journey! Those little ones will love the rides perfect for their age and size, with the kiddie ferris wheel, pony carts, mini monster trucks and a fun inflatable.
Then of course, the is the Island Water Park! Here kids can enjoy daring slides, a fun Pirate Ship activity pool, ing-round pools, and lots of splashing and relaxing to be done! There are also kid-friendly water playgrounds where they can have their own splashing time in a very safe environment!
Family fun all around at this Pennsylvania theme park AND water park all rolled up into one!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$4.50 - $10 depending on day
- ChildrenSame as adult
- Free Under: 12 months
When can we go?
11am/12pm open. Close 8pm or 11pm depending on the month
May to September
They love having students! There are group rates, so why not bring the class to enjoy a day out!.
There are a number of food/refreshment stands that you can pick up some lunch or treats!.
Any Top Tips?
If you use the water park take sunscreen and a hat!.
Doing our bit
They have safety in mind, so not only do they have a first aid area, but height restrictions for some attractions to ensure they remain age appropriate .
Need a little extra help?
Where are wheelchairs available to rent for a small fee. When you arrive, speak to Guest Services to talk to them about what rides you can enjoy.
There is a Mothers Comfort near the entrance, with babe care, diapers, wipes and sunscreen. .
Can I get one of those?
There are lockers available to rent, and gift shops where you can buy great merchandise and gifts!.
Some of the attractions such as the go-karts are extra, so check the pass you buy when you enter.
What people are saying?
by Nick Anna
Sad to see what this park has become, what was once a nice little amusement park has turned into a complete dump. One of my favorite rides, the Monster was removed a couple years ago. There is so much empty space where rides once sat and there are a large amount of run down buildings. The midway between the arcade and the picnic area is hardly even open anymore. The run down rides that are there are pretty much the same as in the Boyertown era or older and seem just like cheap carnival rides. The only redeeming quality to this park is the Skyliner,...Read More
by Lisa Pette
used to go when i was married but divorced now n i moved away plus they changed prices...
by Cole K.
It's a fun little park with two fun wooden coasters. These aren't amazing woodies, but they are fun rides. The park can be very empty at points. The park does offer some unique rides, such as Leap the Dips, the oldest operating coaster in the world, as well as the Sky Diver. The park isn't nice, but it is a nice place to go to get out of the house and have a bit of fun.
by J Lance
I've went to this park since I was a child. It used to be called Boyertown, after the candy factory. I remembered it being nice then but ever since I can remember this park is garbage, its dirty, rides are spaced far apart and they are really old and some are even rusty! This park is more like a permanent carnival....and a poor one at that. You got every teen and old dopehead in Altoona running these rides...scary!!!! It badly needs updated, I'd never return, thankfully I now live by a real amusement park...Hershey!!
by Shawn Sponsler
How could anyone that ever leaves their house give this Park a good review! Wow people get out more. As sad as I am to give Lakemont a poor review it is what it is and it's a dive is what it is.
by Nick Anna
Sad to see what this park has become, what was once a nice little amusement park has turned into a complete dump. One of my favorite rides, the Monster was removed a couple years ago. There is so much empty space where rides once sat and there are a large amount of run down buildings. The midway between the arcade and the picnic area is hardly even open anymore. The run down rides that are there are pretty much the same as in the Boyertown era or older and seem just like cheap carnival rides. The only redeeming quality to this park is the Skyliner, which I could ride over and over. But other than that, it's a dive. Either the park needs new management to step in and make a complete overhaul, or they should just close it and build an indoor water park in its place. If your in the area and are looking for a nicer place to spend the day, drive the extra 10 minutes to Delgrosso's.