Pet Friendly Amusement Parks

So you want to take your pooch on the Funky Jim-Jam and through the Crevice of Doom and over Barf Mountain--and all your other favorite rides. Why? Because you're a benificent master who wants to share meaningful experiences with your pet? WE DON'T THINK SO... Admit it. It's because you want something to grab onto when the G-forces cram your tongue into your lower intestinal tract and you need someone to blame for that mess in your roller-coaster car when it comes to a racheting stop.

Well, the bad news is you can't take your pets on the rides. But the good news is you can take them with you if you are planning a day trip to an amusement park and want to kennel them or have a family member (that wussy brother of yours) watch them while you get your ya-yas out. Many of the amusement parks have kennel facilities and we list them on the State pages that they're in. The primary listings here are for pet-friendly lodgings near the vicinity of major amusement parks. This way you can stay at a pet-friendly lodging, go have fun, and have your pets joyfully greet you when you get back--overwhelmed with gratitude that you didn't subject them to the Wheel of Pain or King Neptune's Revenge.

And, as always, be sure to call first before you show up with your pet. Policies regarding animals vary from place to place, so it's a good idea to know what you're getting into before you arrive.

Some of our favorites...

Izzy's Burger Spa

2591 Lake Tahoe Blvd.,
South Lake Tahoe, CA
53054450
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Dogs allowed on the patio at this family run eatery that has become a legend among burger fans. Done the old fashioned way - charbroiled & always using the freshest hand prepared ingredients... anyway you like, with anything you want! Tahoe's Best Burger, Hot Dog, Grilled Chicken, Fish n' Chips, Char-Grilled Calamari, Salads, Sodas, Shakes & Ice Cold Beer, & Wine if you like too.

Dolphin Research Center

58901 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL
Bring your family to see the dolphins and sea lions. Dolphin Research Center offers several presentations daily demonstrating the dolphins’ high flying athletics, dolphin education fun facts, dolphin research, new behavior training, medical behaviors, and much more. Enjoy dolphin swims and other encounters, as well as other fun chances to touch a dolphin. Don’t miss Dolphin Research Center during your Florida Keys vacation.
Tweetsie Railroad come enjoy the Wild West era with old time train rides with gun fights, petting zoo, rides and shows between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, on 321 South.

Lagoon

PO Box 696,
Farmington, UT
801-451-8000
Do you love rides, fun and your dog? Because dogs are welcomed providing they are on a leash at all times, they are picked up after and not left tethered to anything. Dogs are not permitted inside Lagoon A Beach, the fountain or on any rides.
Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, PA. It's an amusement park that has free admission, AND allows pets. Can't beat it. Wonderful place all around.

Flintstones Bedrock City

101 S Hwy 180,
Williams, AZ
928-635-2600
Time to pack up the kids and the dog and bring them to a blast from the past. Flintstones Bedrock City has a Theme Park that features Fred Flintstone and all of his gang. Our cartoon city will entertain the kids and they can take pictures with all of their favorite Flintstones' characters.

Dinosaur World Texas

1058 Park Road 59 ,
Glen Rose, TX
254-898-1526
Dinosaur World is a fun filled excursion like no other. Parking is always FREE and you’ll find the staff at this family owned and operated theme park friendly and eager to make your visit memorable. Wow and Dinosaur World is also a dog friendly attraction for those well-behaved, leash-trained puppies you want to bring along for the ride. Water stations provided!

Dinosaur World Kentucky

711 Mammoth Cave Road,
Cave City, KY
270-773-4345
Dinosaur World Kentucky is a great destination for groups and large parties of all sizes. Dinosaur World is also a dog friendly attraction for those well-behaved, leash-trained puppies you want to bring along for the ride. Water stations provided!

Dinosaur World Florida

5145 Harvey Tew Road,
Plant City, FL
813-717-9865
Dinosaur World Florida is Dog Friendly! Dinosaur World is also a dog friendly attraction for those well behaved, leash-trained puppies you want to bring along for the ride. Water stations provided!