For nearly 100 years, Knott's Berry Farm has been drawing fans from all over the world. Our beloved Walt Disney himself even drew some of his inspiration for Disneyland from Mr. Knott's park. As an amusement park fan, I knew I had to visit this park the next time I was visiting Anaheim.
The Knotts Berry Farm amusement park in Orange County California, actually originated from a berry farm owned by Walter Knott and his wife Cordelia (1889-1981). The park still holds so many classic attractions such as their famous Ghost Town, which was our very favorite part of the park. It was very neat to see that the Ghost Town area still looked so much like it did in the 1950s when it first opened.
We actually spent hours just really discovering the whole Ghost Town area, every nook and cranny had such great details. Everyone was dressed like they belonged from this specific time frame, even in the gift shops. From the saloon, to the mine train, to the blacksmith, and more this was a fantastic way to spend a great day that is even educational with the family before heading over to the boardwalk area of the park. The new Boardwalk area has something for the whole family, with thrill rides and games, this area is also home to a Johnny Rockets where you can grab a bite to eat.
If you are anything like my family, then you are always on the look out for Churros. They are our "must have" amusement park snack and boy, they do not disappoint here. Not only can you grab a plain old fashioned Churro here, but Knott's Churros also come stuffed or in a sundae!
Camp Snoopy was first introduced at Knott's Berry Farm in 1983. This was the first amusement park with a section dedicated to children under 12 years old. It is a decent part of the park with a good amount of attractions for your younger children as well as meet and greets with some of your favorite Peanuts characters. Even though my children are much older, we really enjoyed walking around this area and just being kids at heart.
Knott's Berry Farms has a wonderful long stretch of gift shops to walk through and spend some time in shopping. I would make sure to add some time into your day to enjoy their candy shop or grab a souvenir from their Peanuts gift shop. They also have a T.G.I. Fridays restaurant outside of the park by the gift shop area for those hungry after a long day. If you wanted to spend a few days in this area, they also have a hotel on property complete with a Snoopy themed wing! What more can you ask for really? So whether you are an amusement park history buff, a Peanuts fan, or just a family looking for a good time, you must visit Knott's Berry Farm on your next visit to the area. This park is timeless and they keep it super clean. We really had an amazing time here and made some memories that will last a lifetime!
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