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Old 02-20-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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Yeah that reader poll is a bit bogus. The San Diego zoo is #10, and the Bronx zoo isnít even on the list. Kinda hard to take it serious.
Neither is the national zoo
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:02 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.
The missing aquaria has now been added to the article and it's only Delaware (surprising because it's on the Atlantic Ocean), Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming that don't have aquariums.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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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


Pittsburgh has Kennywood, a great amusement park with some great roller coasters (such as the Phantom Roller Coaster), and it is designated a National Historic Landmark (one of only two in the nation).
Philadelphia may not have a true amusement park within the city, it is so close to Sesame Place (Leigh Valley) and Six Flags Great Adventure, it does not take long to get to an amusement park.
I would agree with Miami, since the area has not had a true amusement park since the Atlantis water park closed in Dania Beach (was owned by Six Flags for a bit before closing; like many have said in this post, Six Flags are known for buying classic amusement parks and running them to the ground).
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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I would agree with Miami, since the area has not had a true amusement park since the Atlantis water park closed in Dania Beach (was owned by Six Flags for a bit before closing; like many have said in this post, Six Flags are known for buying classic amusement parks and running them to the ground).
Miami's closest major metro area is the worlds largest theme park though..
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:25 PM
 
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Miami's closest major metro area is the worlds largest theme park though..
So is Tampa's, yet they also have their own park.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:21 PM
 
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Houston also doesn't have an aquarium really.


It amazes me that San Antonio has a zoo, Sea World, Fiesta Texas, the River Walk, The Alamo and Hill Country and Houston has just a zoo!
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:40 AM
 
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It amazes me that San Antonio has a zoo, Sea World, Fiesta Texas, the River Walk, The Alamo and Hill Country and Houston has just a zoo!
San Antonio is pretty much the Orlando of Texas.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:28 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has Kennywood, a great amusement park with some great roller coasters (such as the Phantom Roller Coaster), and it is designated a National Historic Landmark (one of only two in the nation).
Philadelphia may not have a true amusement park within the city, it is so close to Sesame Place (Leigh Valley) and Six Flags Great Adventure, it does not take long to get to an amusement park.
I would agree with Miami, since the area has not had a true amusement park since the Atlantis water park closed in Dania Beach (was owned by Six Flags for a bit before closing; like many have said in this post, Six Flags are known for buying classic amusement parks and running them to the ground).
Philadelphia is also under 2 hours away from both Dutch Wonderland and Morey's Pier.

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Old 07-10-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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San Antonio is pretty much the Orlando of Texas.
But second-rate. Haha. At least their Sea World is. SA has a solid Six Flags park though.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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The second poster in this topic notes how alot of people driving between Los Angeles and Phoenix stay the night at Blythe, California (right along the California side of the Colorado River) and thinks Blythe would be a perfect place to have a an attraction like an amusement park and/or zoo.
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