Portland August 24, 2016
There’s No Attraction In The World Like This One In Portland
As summer comes to a close, there is no better place to visit than Oaks Park for an adventure-filled day of amusement. Notable as one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the United States, Oaks Park opened its doors in 1905 and was billed as the “Coney Island of the Northwest.” There is no other amusement park in the world quite like this one, and if you haven’t been there yet, now is the time!
Located a little over 3 miles south of downtown, the classic theme park is situated near the Sellwood Bridge.
Sitting on 44 acres, the park features a variety of roller coasters, games, and an expansive picnic area.
A miniature train takes you on a loop around the park, and is a highlight for young patrons.
While much of the park is open seasonally, the roller rink is open year-round.
It is a lively rink with a traditional pipe organ to accompany your skating fun. For younger skaters there are group and private lessons and morning skates for preschool aged children.
The Looping Thunder roller coaster is the only looping roller coaster in the state.
There are several other amusement rides, including the Screamin' Eagle, Tilt-A-Whirl, and Disk'O, as well as classic fun like bumper cars and go karts.
There is even a section of smaller rides for younger kids to introduce them to the thrill of amusement rides.
When you get done with the rides, have a try at mini-golf. The picturesque location along the river is a great end to your fun day at the park.
By winter, the park is all closed up and just the bare bones of the rides are visible. Catch it during spring weekends or daily throughout the summer to experience this taste of a classic theme park from the turn of the century.
Have you experienced this unique Portland attraction? For more fun adventures, check out
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