Within a little more than an hour, multi-generational families can find something to do at
A 90-year-old grandmother just arrived with her family, said
"She rented one of our power scooters," Gonzalez said.
Beech Bend offers 36 amusement rides, outdoor shows, drag racing, a water park, a petting zoo and camping.
Single strollers can be rented for
"Mom and Dad bought the race track in 1984 and the amusement park in 1987," Gonzalez said.
The Rambler is an award-winning wooden rollercoaster rated in the top 25 coasters worldwide.
Tamer rides include the Carousel, Tilt-A-Whirl, bumper cars and Flying Bobs, which are cars that race forward and backward at high speeds.
"People come back year after year," Gonzalez said. "About 45 percent come from
"This year started out slow because of snow days the kids had to make up, but we've caught up and are doing better than this time last year," Gonzalez said.
"We're a family-owned park and we all work here," she said.
For those who would like to stick around for more than a day there are 500 campsites; 250 of them have full hookups.
There is a height requirement for some of the rides. Admission for adults who are 54 inches and taller is
A second consecutive day at the park is at a discounted price. Pre-pay tickets on the park's website are also discounted.
Military members, active or retired, are admitted free year-round with a valid military photo ID.
The amusement and water parks will close on
For more information call 781-7634 or see beechbend.com.
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