Amusement Parks in the DMV


For roller-coaster junkies to littles ones and their families looking for a day of fun, the DMV has plenty of amusement parks to choose from! Plus, many are open throughout the year — not just summer.

Check out these memory-making destinations, shown in order of distance from Dulles International Airport!


Six Flags America | Upper Marlboro, MD
About 50-miles from Dulles International Airport

A quick 15-minutes from our nation’s capital, Six Flags America is a perfect escape from the bustle of this area. Don’t be intimidated with popular roller coasters such as Superman: Ride of Steel and Batwing: Six Flags America is still a family theme park with tons of amusements for your whole family to enjoy.


Adventure Park USA | New Market, MD
About 51-miles from Dulles International Airport

Set in a Wild West atmosphere, this former Putt-Putt course has been elaborately expanded into a family entertainment destination as Adventure Park USA. A roller coaster, go-karts, rock climbing, laser tag, miniature golf: the list goes on and on for how your day will be filled with both outdoor and indoor fun for the whole family!


Fun Land | Fredericksburg, VA
About 60-miles from Dulles International Airport

If you’re looking for a day of fun without having to worry about the weather or the time of year, consider Fun Land! Open all year, your family will enjoy the variety of indoor and outdoor rides, games, and attractions!


Kings Dominion | Doswell, VA
About 91-miles from Dulles International Airport

If you’ve traveled on Interstate 95 near Richmond, VA, you’ve no doubt seen Kings Dominion‘s monumental Eiffel Tower rising above the treetops. This signals your arrival at Kings Dominion, a family vacation destination featuring roller coasters, rides, and live entertainment.


Hersheypark | Hershey, PA
About 126-miles from Dulles International Airport

How can you not love the idea of a theme park centered around chocolate and candy? Hersheypark offers an abundance of fun for all ages while creatively branding all the Hershey products you know and love.


Dutch Wonderland | Lancaster, PA
About 140-miles from Dulles International Airport

Beautiful Lancaster, PA, offers so many great spots for families, and Dutch Wonderland is certainly one of them, particularly for those families with young children. Plan to visit Dutch Wonderland on its own or get a combo ticket and experience neighboring Hersheypark, as well!


Busch Gardens | Williamsburg, VA
About 162-miles from Dulles International Airport

In the heart of historic Williamsburg, VA, Busch Gardens takes you on a thrilling modern adventure, well beyond the colonial constructs of the surrounding area. With something for every age in every season, Busch Garden is not to be missed as a destination of its own or as a stop along your Colonial Williamsburg vacation!


Diggerland USA | West Berlin, NJ
About 170-miles from Dulles International Airport

Digging up an adventure for adults and children of all ages (literally!), families will absolutely love Diggerland USA, North America’s only construction-themed adventure park. Located in West Berlin, NJ, this worth the drive destination lets guests, including children at least 36” tall, drive and operate real, full-sized construction equipment! Dig big holes with an excavator, traverse Diggerland’s course on a JCB Skidsteer Loader 135, and slide into the driver’s seat of an 8-wheeled all-terrain ARGO!


Sesame Place | Langhorne, PA
About 186-miles from Dulles International Airport

Often, young thrill-seekers get overwhelmed and frustrated when they can’t participate in some of the rides of the larger theme parks. Sesame Place gives these little guys a chance at a park designed just for them!


Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.


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