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Old 03-04-2018, 04:17 AM
 
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Davenport's Zoo (Niabi Zoo) is actually across the Mississippi River in Illinois.
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:54 PM
 
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The only two zoos in West Virginia are the Good Zoo (all the way up in the northern panhandle) and Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo (over a half-hour away from Interstate 68 and Morgantown). West Virginia is not a state that could support a major zoo, though it's surprising that Charleston doesn't have a zoo that's comparable to the Akron Zoo. It's almost as long to go from Charleston to West Virginia's own Hovatter's Zoo (2 hours and 45 minutes) as it is to go from Charleston to Columbus Zoo (3 hours), Pittsburgh Zoo (3 hours and 30 minutes), Louisville Zoo (3 hours and 30 minutes), Cleveland Zoo (3 hours and 45 minutes), and Cincinnati Zoo (4 hours).
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Cities with no amusement park: Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, NY(Coney Island doesn't count since it's a boardwalk like Santa Cruz Beach), Seattle, Cleveland, Baltimore, San Diego, Phoenix, Philly, Indianapolis, Portland, Miami, Boston and Pittsburgh
I may be a bit off on the MSA, but some do have parks.

Chicago: Six Flags Great America
Minneapolis: Valleyfair
Seattle: Wild Waves
Cleveland: Cedar Point (debatable - 40ish mins away)
Baltimore: Six Flags America
San Diego: (debatable - Sea World)
Phoenix: Castles N Coasters
Philly: Six Flags Great Adventure
Boston: Six Flags New England
Pittsburgh: Kennywood
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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I may be a bit off on the MSA, but some do have parks.

Chicago: Six Flags Great America
Minneapolis: Valleyfair
Seattle: Wild Waves
Cleveland: Cedar Point (debatable - 40ish mins away)
Baltimore: Six Flags America

San Diego: (debatable - Sea World)
Phoenix: Castles N Coasters
Philly: Six Flags Great Adventure
Boston: Six Flags New England

Pittsburgh: Kennywood
Cleveland is closer to Cedar Point than Baltimore, Philly, and Boston are to their respective Six Flags parks. Some parks actually seem to be shared by two metros.
* Cedar Point (Cleveland and Toledo)
* Legoland Florida (Orlando and Tampa)
* Six Flags America (Baltimore and Washington DC)
* Six Flags Great Adventure (New York City and Philadelphia)
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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Memphis hasn't had an amusement park since Libertyland closed in 2005, the closest amusement park is Magic Hot Springs in Arkansas. Although Memphis does have a very well respected zoo.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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Memphis hasn't had an amusement park since Libertyland closed in 2005, the closest amusement park is Magic Hot Springs in Arkansas. Although Memphis does have a very well respected zoo.
Both Memphis and Nashville have former parks that are no longer there. (Nashville's was Opryland) Knoxville doesn't need a park in it's city because it's close and the closest by far city to the famous Smokies (30 minutes) so in a way, Knoxville kind of does have it's own group of multiple parks. Chattanooga does have an amusement park despite it actually being just across the state line in Georgia (Lake Winnepesaukah). All four of Tennessee's biggest cities have their own zoo. Memphis even has pandas.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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While it's probably an incomplete list, the List of aquaria in the United States Wikipedia article doesn't include Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Delaware and Rhode Island are surprising despite their small sizes because they're both on the Atlantic.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:54 PM
 
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Just like the Cincinnati area's airport, the Cincinnati area's aquarium is also just across the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:14 PM
 
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Kansas has multiple zoos in the state including zoos in both Topeka and Wichita. Kansas City, Kansas also has both an outdoor water park (Schlitterbahn) and an indoor water park (Great Wolf Lodge). Kansas however has no large amusement parks with both amusement parks with roller coasters in the state being kiddie parks (with kiddie coasters). Worlds of Fun is just across the Missouri state line (1 hour from Topeka and 3 hours from Wichita), the closest large amusement park to Wichita is Frontier City in Oklahoma (2 hours and 15 minutes).
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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When it comes to Floridabama (Florida Panhandle + Alabama Bootheel), while there's no major theme parks and it's at least 5 hours from Orlando, Floridabama does have at least 7 amusement parks (OWA, Waterville USA, Cobra Adventure Park, Fast Eddies Fun Center, Race City PCB, Sam's Fun City, and Wild Willy's Adventure Zone), at least 4 water parks (Waterville USA, Big Kahuna's, Shipwreck Island, and Sam's Surf City), at least 3 zoos (Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Breeze Zoo, and ZooWorld), and at least 3 aquariums (George F. Crozier Estuarium, Gulfarium, and Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory).
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