Fun for The Whole Family at Knott’s Berry Farm


Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

Looking for things to do during your Southern California vacation? Looking for something fun for the whole family? Look no further because Knott’s Berry Farm is the best choice for family fun in Southern California.

Knott’s Berry Farm really was once a farm owned by Walter and Cordelia Knott. The Knott’s family begin selling jams and berries to travellers in the 1920’s and soon opened a small tea room called Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. Mrs. Knott’s cooking became quite popular with tourists and the family built a few small shops to entertain waiting patrons. In 1940 Walter Knott began building a replica ghost town of the famed Calico mining town. Soon thereafter larger amusements and family rides were added building Knott’s into America’s First Theme Park and the exciting family destination it is today.

Timber Mountain Log Ride

Timber Mountain Log Ride

Knott’s has something for everyone! Start the day off for the kiddies in Camp Snoopy, named after the beloved character created by Charles M. Schulz. This area of the park is full of wee-sized rides for small children, including self-propelled mini mining cars, a race track, a mini scrambler and of course, planes to fly with Snoopy in his WWI Sopwith Camel as he dogfights the infamous Red Baron. Be sure to take some fun family pictures with Charlie Brown, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts gang characters you see.

For the bigger kids there’s plenty to keep the thrills coming. Take a ride on one of Knott’s nine roller coasters and feel the excitement. Ride the Silver Bullet and shoot through the old west through ups, down, and six loops, including a 105 foot vertical loop and cobra coils.  Blast off with the Xcelerator at 82 miles an hour and fly straight up and straight back down a 205 foot drop – literally, a 90 degree angle, face first drop!

Red Baron

Red Baron

After all that excitement you’ll need a breather so be sure to journey through the old west on the historic Calico Railroad, but be on the lookout for train bandits! Explore the depths of the Calico Glory Hole on the Calico Mine Ride, taking you deep into the mine wear workers dig for the next big strike. After your smokey train rides you can cool off by riding the Timber Mountain Log Ride. Here you’ll take a journey through a 19th century logging camp  in the Sierra Nevada mountains, complete with a sawmill, bears, mountain lions and a whole host of grubby loggers.

You’re guaranteed to work up an appetite as you wander through the park but Knott’s has plenty of options for dining. Grab a western-style rib dinner at Sutters in the ghost town or some delicious Mexican food in Fiesta Village. At the end of the day be sure to top it all off with a delicious funnel cake or homemade Knott’s berry pie.

Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

If you’re looking for some family fun in Southern California, Knott’s Berry Farm is the ideal destination. Rides, attractions, shows, food – Knott’s has it all.

Butterfield Stagecoach

Butterfield Stagecoach

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