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Knott's Berry Farm

America's first theme park continues to thrill visitors daily with world-class roller coasters, water rides, children's activities and plenty of entertainment. Show your bravery on the gravity-defying Screamin' Swing, or cool down on the Timber Mountain Log Ride.

Experience the pride of Southern California and visit America’s first theme park! The historic Knott’s Berry Farm boasts a lineup of ride and attractions to suit everyone, ranging from 50mph thrill rides and nine world-class roller coasters, to a variety of children’s rides as well as some refreshing water rides! Knott’s Berry Farm has its roots in Great Depression-era highway commerce and an entrepreneurial fruit-stand enterprise that grew with the advent of a hybrid type of berry—the Boysenberry. Now the park boasts a lineup of breathtaking rides and entertainment, while still retaining that old-world California charm that draws in thousands of visitors each day.

Here’s a preview of the excitement that awaits you at this landmark theme park:

Rollercoasters: The park has an impressive nine world-class roller coasters that range from child-friendly to downright scary. Among the most famous are the Boomerang back-and-forth coaster, and the 4,553 foot-long GhostRider.

Thrill Rides: Knott’s Berry Farm claims many of the most gravity-defying and terrifying thrill rides in Southern California. La Revolución swings riders 120 degrees in both directions at a dizzying 64 feet. The Screamin’ Swing blasts passengers 70 feet in the air. The newest addition to the park’s thrill rides is Windseeker, which takes you at a 45 degree angle, 301 feet in the air, reaching speeds of 8 revolutions per minute.

Children’s Rides: KBF also offers a number of lower-velocity rides that will keep the young ones thoroughly entertained and tear-free. Head to the park’s Camp Snoopy for the ultimate babysitting experience.

Family Rides: If your little ones have separation anxiety, you may want to take advantage of the family rides that accommodate posteriors of all sizes. Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard the Butterfield Stagecoach, which is not only a good time, but also gives a little taste of the park’s history, making for a unique learning experience. Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars provide fun for the older kids who want to try their hand at driving…thank goodness for controlled environments like theme parks!

Water Rides: If all these hot rides have you needing to cool down on a hot San Diego day, Knott’s Berry Farm has the just the solution. Risk total saturation on Bigfoot Rapids, Perilous Plunge or the Timber Mountain Log Ride.

Knott’s Berry Farm provides not only quality entertainment, but also some great dining and retail options throughout the park. If you’re interested in a little piece of history, eat at Mr. Knott’s Chicken Dinner, a classic diner that also has its roots in the Great Depression, and get a taste of some real American comfort food—finished off, or course, with a slice of Knott’s own Boysenberry Pie! If you like it enough, you can take home a jar of Knott’s famous preserves from the Knott’s Berry Farm Marketplace.

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 4 out of 5 stars (based on 4 customer ratings)
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By spookietooth Verified Reviewer from Federal Way, WA. on
Pros:
Lots Of Roller Coasters
Cons:
Not An Exciting Park
Best Uses:
For kids
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Knott's Berry Farm:

Not much better than a State Fair

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[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

4
Great Family Park
By Disbabe from Stafford, United Kingdom on
Pros:
Lower Crowd Levels
Cons:
A little Unkempt
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Knott's Berry Farm:

Need to go to Customer Service desk to process the Go LA Card for tickets into the park. Took very little time. The park itself is a little rundown and not as well cared for as other theme parks. Alot of chewing gum spat out on the floor. Some of the rides could do with an overhaul to update them and repairs made. Overall we enjoyed this park as it is very family orientated and the low crowd levels means you are not waiting in long lines.

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4
A Good Family Theme Park
By Disbabe Verified Reviewer from Stafford, United Kingdom on
Pros:
family orientated, Low Crowd Levels
Cons:
A little Unkempt,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Knott's Berry Farm:

We needed to go to customer services to obtain passes to get us into the theme park itself. The park is well contained and family orientated. We were able to get all the main/big rides done before lunchtime and able to get what we wanted to do done by 2pm. The only thing that let the park down was that it looked a little rundown. It needs some TLC and repairs done and the chewing gum cleaned up! Other than this we enjoyed the experience and was a good start to our holiday.

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

5
Awesome
By Leo06jun Verified Reviewer from West Jordan, Utah on
Pros:
Lots of fun
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Thrill rides
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Knott's Berry Farm:

You would be out of your mind if you don't go to this park. This is a must!

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Knott's Berry Farm details

Phone: (714) 220-5200
Address
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
Hours
Open daily. Call or check calendar online at www.knotts.com
Closings
Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and transportation

Address
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
Public Transportation
By Bus: Take The Bus From Your Southern California Hotel! Pacific Coast Sightseeing and Airport Bus provide daily express service to Knott's from select area hotels. Check with your hotel concierge or front desk for details.
Driving Directions
10 minutes from Disneyland Park and 30 minutes from both John Wayne/Orange County Airport and downtown Los Angeles. The Park is situated on Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, one mile south of the 91 (Artesia) Freeway and two miles south of the 5 (Santa Ana) Freeway.

Admission and Offer Information

Getting In

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