Cedar Point: America’s Roller Coast!

“America’s Roller Coast!”

Located just 60 miles west of Cleveland in the town of Sandusky, Ohio, lies one of the great bastions of fun and excitement.  Since 1870, Cedar Point has been entertaining locals and visitors alike.  What started as a simple bathhouse and beach resort on Lake Erie, has now evolved into a full-fledged amusement park with every sort of thrill ride under the sun.  Everything from roller coasters, to carousels, to bumper cars, to games of chance, to go karts can be found in this lakeside park.

“Millennium Force: Conquer the Force!”

The biggest draw to Cedar Point is there impressive collection of roller coasters.  Almost every roller coaster in this park has broken a world record for being the tallest, fastest, or longest roller coaster.  Today, a total of 17 different roller coasters are represented.  Take a ride on the intense Magnum XL-200, the first roller coaster to break the 200 ft. tall barrier.  Take a deep breath and hold on as you zoom down the 310 ft. tall Millennium Force.  Or strap yourselves into the high-speed Top Thrill Dragster, which can send you from 0 to 120 mph in 4 seconds, while climbing a vertical tower that tops out over 420 ft. tall.  Or, if you are not ready to tackle the intense rides, take a thrilling ride on the Blue Streak, the park’s oldest roller coaster, all while enjoying a beautiful view of downtown Sandusky from across the bay.

“Cool off at Soak City!”

If you’re not into thrill rides, the park offers a water park (for separate admission), excellent dining, campgrounds, and a marina for sailing.  And since the park is built on Lake Erie, the park is a full-sized beach resort, which was the original purpose of Cedar Point.  Soak up the some sun, or go for a dip in the cool, refreshing waters of one of America’s Great Lakes.  It is all very relaxing, providing you can stand the nearby screams of guests on the park’s many roller coasters.

Cedar Point’s oldest roller coaster, and it’s own marina.

Cedar Point is less than an hour and a half from Cleveland or Toledo, and is perfect for a day trip.  But for the overall experience, you’ll want to stay overnight at one of the park’s many hotels.  Stay at the campgrounds, outside the park at the Radisson, or for the sophisticated, there’s the Hotel Breakers, the oldest hotel in the park that evokes the feeling of staying at a turn of the century seaside resort.  Make sure to book your reservations!

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