Adventure Park USA Frederick: MD’s Largest Family Fun Center

Adventure Park USA in Frederick, Maryland is only about an hour drive north of the Metropolitan DC area, making for an excellent day trip from the city! And boy, is there a lot of family fun to be had.

This family-owned park now has over 20 different rides indoor and outdoor attractions.

In this complete guide, we’re breaking down everything you need to know before you go.

In This Guide:

Outdoor Rides & Attractions
Indoor Rides & Attractions
Other Attractions
Height, Weight, Age Ride Restrictions
Tickets, Prices & Passes
Hours & When to Go
Parking
What to Bring
Getting There
Good to Know Before You Go
Things to Do Nearby

Outdoor Rides & Attractions

This is a small amusement park with a few rides available outside. You’ll want to check the height restrictions so you know how much will be available for the children you are bringing.

Outside, you’ll find X# of rides:

  1. Wild West Express (53 feet tall and 1,413 long)
  2. Wildcat Coaster (1/4 mile track with speeds up to 40mph)
  3. Sky Race
  4. Tumbleweed Coaster
  5. Spinning Teacups
  6. Mini-Himalaya
  7. Tilt-a-Whirl
  8. Road Runner Scrambler

For the littlest ones, there is the carousel, helicopters and tea cups which most young ones want to go on again and again.

The popular Scrambler and Tilt-a-Whirl is fun depending on age (for example our 7-year-old loved it but the 5-year-old wanted to sit with an adult on these rides).

Adventure Park USA | Frederick, MD

The Bumper Boats are also a lot of fun and kids can drive by themselves or with an adult (depending on age – see restrictions below). The boats are a little clumsy to maneuver so some children may need help.

Life jackets are available for the bumper boats.

Note: The bumper boats do have a water squirt feature. If you get soaked, you are not allowed on the inside attractions until your clothes are dry. If you do not want to get soaked have a conversation with those on your ride, otherwise be prepared!

Great for kids too young for Six Flags! Has a lot of indoor rides, laser tag, arcade, ropes course… absolutely amazing! It’s not too large, that I feel comfortable letting her do her thing.

– Dan H.

Other outdoor attractions include:

  • Go karts
  • Mini golf
  • Carousel
  • Gemstone Mining
  • Skycoaster
  • Crater Lake Bumper Boats
  • Super Slide


Indoor Rides & Attractions

Inside you’ll enter West World which is a hand designed entire town build by the family who owns Adventure Park USA.

There are many attractions available indoors including:

  • XD Theater with an immersive 4D ride
  • Mini Bowling
  • West World Laser Tag
  • Hologate VR
  • Arcade
  • Frog Hopper ride
  • Hang ’em High Ropes Course
  • Rock Wall
  • Spin Zone Bumper Cars
  • Gold Rush Soft-Play playground

The playground is a four-level Gold Rush soft play area featuring tunnels, nets, bars, and slides. This is a place kids LOVE to enter but parents cannot see the kids throughout the full playground.

Note: the adjacent arcade makes it hard to communicate with your child inside the playground.

The bumper cars are a lot of fun (for ages 5 and older). 

Outdoor rides, indoor games, laser tag, good food. Not too crazy crowded and parking is easy. Lots of rides for little ones.

– Virgil M.

Also inside was the Stampede Arcade where you need to purchase a Fun Pass (debit card) or tokens to play games. Players can win tickets and exchange them for prizes.

The arcade also had toddler rides similar to those that used to located outside stores. These costs are not included in the pass.

Other Attractions

Adventure Park USA features two outdoor 18-hole miniature golf courses and a roller coaster with enough height and twists to make for a thrilling ride for those over 48 inches and taller.

Midway games and the mining station attraction are also located outside.

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Additional attractions include:

  • Laser tag
  • Rockwall
  • Arcade
  • Bowling
  • Ropes course
  • XD theater immersive ride
  • and more

Height, Weight, Age Ride Restrictions

Before visiting, see which rides and attractions are available for your party based on height, weight and age. Here is a list:

24″ and under

There are no large rides available; small rides are available in the arcade

Between 25″ – 36″

Teacups, Carousel and Gold Rush Playground

Between 37″ – 42″

Frog Hopper, Sky Race, Rock Wall, Ropes Course, Mini Himalaya, West World Laser Tag, Spin Zone Bumper Cards, Tumbleweed Roller Coaster

Between 43″ – 46″

Skycoaster

Between 47″ – 48″

Bumper Boats

Between 49″ – 52″

Scrambler, Tilt-A-Whirl, Wild Cat Roller Coaster, Rookie Carts

52″ and Up

Wild West Express Roller Coaster

What to Eat

Inside Adventure Park USA, is the park’s Texas- style BBQ restaurant, Whistle Stop Smokehouse. Here you can enjoy signature meats, sandwiches and a variety of sides and desserts.

The restaurant is open:

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm

Absolutely wonderful stuff! Been coming in after cars and coffee with my crew and stopped in today. The brisket sandwich is AMAZING, my brother had the ribs and said they were the best ribs he’s had. Also order some fries and Mac n cheese for the road. All the food is VERY good. The hospitality is outstanding too. Kelly and her team do an amazing job! Thanks again guys!

– Owen P.

Vending machines and water fountains are located near the bathrooms.

Tip: If you purchase a timed pass, make sure you schedule your meal outside of your time limit.

No outside food or drink is allowed at the park.

Tickets, Prices & Passes

It is free to enter Adventure Park USA and there are a couple of options for participating in the attractions.

A La Carte

You can pay per game or ride with most costing between $6 – $8 each per person.

Mini bowling only costs $5 per person and you do not have to purchase bowling shoes! Regular sneakers are fine here!

You can see a full list of individual ride prices here.

Rechargeable Fun Pass

With a rechargeable fun pass, you receive a card which allows you to ride, play and even redeem passes which makes it easy so you don’t have to carry anything around.

The Fun Pass works like a debit card. It never expires and you can use any unused values on future visits.

You can purchase cards from $10 and up. You also receive bonus amounts depending on how much you purchase.

For $25 card purchase you receive a a$5 bonus, for example, and when you purchase a $100 card you receive $50 bonus.

Note: these passes cannot be used for food and drink.

Hours & When to Go


This western-theme amusement park has rides and attractions indoor (year-round) and outdoor (from mid-April until the end of September).

Ideally going in April, May or September will give you the least crowds as compared to the summer months. During these months, the outdoor attractions are still open and the crowds are non-existent.

The best days to visit are Mondays and Thursdays.

Inside attractions are open daily. Fall, winter and spring hours are:

Monday to Thursday 11am to 6:30pm
Friday 11am to 9:30pm
Saturday 10am to 9:30pm
Sunday 11am to 7:30pm

Times change when outdoor attractions and rides are open mid-April and during the summer.

Parking

There is no cost to park at Adventure Park USA. The parking is located close to the entrance.

What to Bring

The day is always more fun when you come prepared! Here’s what you may want to consider bringing:

  • A change of clothes (you can get wet on some rides)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat


Getting There

Adventure Park USA is located at: 11113 W Baldwin RD, Monrovia, MD 21770

From Baltimore, head West on I-70 and from Frederick, head East on I-70. Take exit 62 towards MD-75 S/Green Valley Rd toward Hyattstown.

Good to Know Before You Go

  • Bathing suits are not permitted
  • Dates and time of operation vary and it is best to check the website for exact dates and times.
  • Outdoor awnings are available to provide additional shade at the Bumper Boats and Roller Coaster.
  • Keep in mind that crowd and weather conditions can affect park closure and certain ride closure.
  • The outdoor section has very little shade. Wear sunscreen, reapply, and dress accordingly.
  • Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult in the park.
  • There is a changing table located in the ladies bathroom.
  • Adventure Park offers birthday parties and discounted group pricing with an advance reservation.


Things to Do Adventure Park USA

Looking for more fun in the area? Here are some great options…

  1. Stop by The Original Playhouse Children’s Museum (4 minutes away)
  2. Get up and close to over 250 animals, feed the animals, cow milking, pig races and more at Green Meadows Petting Farm (8 minutes)
  3. Visit the Roads and Rails Museum (13 minutes away)
  4. Visit the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve (30 minutes away)
  5. Head up to Hershey Park (90 minutes away)

All in All

In all, we enjoyed our adventure. Adventure Park USA was an easy park to navigate especially with young children. I was impressed with the courteous and safety conscious staff at Adventure Park USA.

The park was extremely clean. There was very little shade in the outside area. I used sunscreen but wished I had packed hats. You could easily spend a couple of hours here enjoying the outside ride and attractions. I certainly enjoyed not having to walk endlessly to find rides.

Although, we merely sampled the inside rides and attractions, there seemed to be something for everyone.

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