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Old 10-08-2017, 06:49 AM
 
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Washington DC doesn't have an aquarium or good amusement park nearby.
There’s a Six Flags in PG County.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:50 AM
 
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Washington DC doesn't have an aquarium or good amusement park nearby.
Baltimore has the National Aquarium at its Inner-Harbor (in the DC CSA). DC has the other huge museums of course. The National Aquarium houses several exhibits including the Upland Tropical Rain Forest, a multiple-story Atlantic Coral Reef, an open ocean shark tank, and Australia: Wild Extremes, which won the "Best Exhibit" award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2008. The aquarium also has a 4D Immersion Theater. The aquarium opened a marine mammal pavilion on the adjacent south end of Pier 4 in 1990,

In 2003, the National Aquarium (in Baltimore) and the much older independent National Aquarium in Washington joined as one National Aquarium with two sites until 2013.

The National Aquarium, Washington, D.C., WAS an aquarium in Washington D.C. It was located in the Herbert C. Hoover Building and it was the nation's first free and public aquarium. It closed on September 30, 2013, after 140 years.

So I'd think it's still fair to say the DC region still has a major Aquarium close.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Sacramento has a zoo albeit a small one, no amusement park per se but there is a Six Flags within ~50 miles or so and two within 100 miles. San Francisco has an amazing zoo but also doesn't have an amusement park however there are two Six Flags locations within 50 miles as well.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Columbus doesn't have an amusement park. Really no point in trying to compete with Cedar Point up in Sandusky, OH since it's world famous to coaster enthusiasts.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Columbus doesn't have an amusement park. Really no point in trying to compete with Cedar Point up in Sandusky, OH since it's world famous to coaster enthusiasts.
Kings Island in Mason is not that far away either.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Kings Island in Mason is not that far away either.
Very true. Just doesn't seem like the need is that great in Central Ohio.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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For cities without Amusement parks (not including "Family Entertainment Centers") in their metro area:

Detroit
Seattle (Fun Forest closed in 2011)
Cleveland (Geauga Lake closed 2007)
Columbus (kiddie coaster in their zoo)
Indianapolis (kiddie coaster in their zoo)
Nashville (Opryland USA closed 1997)
New Orleans (Six Flags New Orleans destroyed by Katrina)
Boise
Austin
Houston (Six Flags AstroWorld closed 2005)

Good Source: https://rcdb.com/
Seattle has Wild Waves.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:05 PM
 
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Very true. Just doesn't seem like the need is that great in Central Ohio.
Columbus Zoo has a small amusement park merged with it (a rarity for zoos), Ohio does have a lack of medium sized traditional amusement parks ever since Six Flags bought Geuaga Lake and turned it into a third super park (which is no longer there).
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:03 PM
 
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Hartford, Connecticut does not have a zoo. Connecticut's largest zoo is in Bridgeport, which is a 1 hour drive from Hartford. Lake Compounce (amusement park) is only 20 minutes from Hartford.

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Old 10-10-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Wild Waves is in the Seattle area, about 23 miles south of central city in Federal Way. Once owned by Six Flags.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Waves_Theme_Park

As for Zoo's, Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo in the northend, consistently ranks in the top10 of US city Zoo's, mainly due to excellent re-creations of natural habitat.

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