Exploring DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Blair County

DelGrosso's Amusement Park is a free-admission park in Tipton Pennsylvania.

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park (originally Bland’s Park, named for a family farm that once stood there) has been a central PA tradition for more than 100 years!

Mafalda and Ferdinand Del Grosso were the founders of Del Grosso Foods and Del Grosso's Amusement Park.
Mafalda and Ferdinand Del Grosso were the founders of Del Grosso Foods and Del Grosso’s Amusement Park.

And a big part of why this park is so popular is that so much of it is FREE to experience!

Enjoying a summer afternoon at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Blair County.
Enjoying a summer afternoon at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Blair County.

Parking – it’s free!

Parking is free at DelGrosso's Park and Laguna Splash water park.
Parking is free.

Admission to the park – it’s free!

Kid's Kingdom is where you'll find the "kiddie rides" at DelGrosso's Amusement Park.
Admission to the park is free.

The only things you pay for at DelGrosso’s are ride tickets, games, food and drinks, and souvenirs.

The Scrambler ride at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Blair County Pennsylvania.
The Scrambler ride.

The Rides at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park

There are more than 30 rides at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, ranging from “kiddie rides” like the Helicopters pictured below, to the Crazy Mouse roller coaster.

Helicopters ride in Kid's Kingdom at DelGrosso's Park.
The Helicopters are one of the “kiddie rides” at the park.

You’ll find the kiddie rides conveniently grouped together in “Kids Kingdom”.

Entrance to Kid's Kingdom at DelGrosso's Amusement Park.
Entrance to Kid’s Kingdom.

Moving on from kiddie rides to “family rides”, the Wacky Worm is a popular mini-rollercoaster.

The Wacky Worm "kiddie coaster" at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Blair County.
The Wacky Worm “kiddie coaster”.

The Carousel has been housed in a wooden dome-shaped building at DelGrosso’s Park for more than 75 years.

The carousel at DelGrosso's Park in Tipton Pennsylvania.
The carousel at the park was built in the 1920s and features 36 horses.

The Tipton Creek Railroad allows you to enjoy a relaxing train ride around the wooded Tipton Creek area of the park.

The Tipton Creek Railroad at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Blair County PA.
The Tipton Creek Railroad.

The Yo-Yo is a family ride in which guests are seated in swing style seats, raised vertically into the air, then rotated to create a swinging effect.

The Yoyo ride at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Blair County Pennsylvania.
The Yo-Yo ride.

The Rock Star is a spectacular thrill ride that elevates riders 55′ above the midway, on top of a flying platform.

The Rockstar ride at DelGrosso's Amusement Park.
The Rock Star ride.

There truly are rides for all ages at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.

The Paratrooper ride at DelGrosso's Amusement Park.
The Paratrooper ride.

Food at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park

The DelGrosso family name is synonymous in central PA with pasta sauce and Italian food, so it should be no surprise that the amusement park the family operates has fantastic food as well!

Pappy Fred's Pizzeria at DelGrosso's Park in Tipton Pennsylvania.
Pappy Fred’s Pizzeria.

In addition to pizza and pasta dishes, you’ll find decadent delicacies like funnel cake.

Funnel cakes at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Blair COunty.
Funnel cakes.

Or try a personal favorite of mine, with local flavor – the Mallo Cup ice cream sundae, using Mallo Cups made by Boyer Candies in nearby Altoona.

Boyer Candy ice cream sundaes are available at DelGrosso's Amusement Park.
Boyer Candy ice cream sundaes.

Laguna Splash Water Park

In addition to the free-admission amusement park, DelGrosso’s operates Laguna Splash, a fantastic water park literally right across the road.

Looking out over Laguna Splash water park at DelGrosso's.
Looking out over Laguna Splash water park.

Admission to Laguna Splash does require the purchase of an “All-Day Fun Pass” (between $24-$27 when purchased online, depending on month), but this allows you to enjoy not only the water park, but unlimited rides in the amusement park as well.

The Lazy River at Laguna Splash at Delgrosso's Park.
The Lazy River at Laguna Splash.

A lazy river, water slides, and wave pool are some of the most popular attractions at Laguna Splash.

Laguna Splash at DelGrosso's features several large water slides.
Laguna Splash at DelGrosso’s features several large water slides.

In addition to the water attractions, there are several great places to eat at Laguna Splash.

Some of the food and attractions at Laguna Splash water park at DelGrosso's.
Some of the food and attractions at Laguna Splash water park.

You can easily move back and forth between the amusement park and the water park via an elevated pedestrian bridge over East Pleasant Valley Boulevard.

Bridge over East Pleasant Valley Boulevard connecting Laguna Splash to Delgrosso's Amusement Park.
Bridge over East Pleasant Valley Boulevard connecting Laguna Splash to Delgrosso’s Amusement Park.

Souvenirs at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park

Both the water park and amusement park feature souvenir shops to get that all-important t-shirt letting the world know you’ve been to Delgrosso’s!

DelGrosso's Park souvenir t-shirts.
DelGrosso’s Park souvenir t-shirts.

My personal favorite is this “Peace, Love, and Pasta” design, a tribute to the Italian theme that can be found throughout both the water park and amusement park.

Peace, Love, and Pasta souvenir t-shirt at DelGrosso's Amusement Park.
Peace, Love, and Pasta souvenir t-shirt.

Directions to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is located at 4352 E Pleasant Valley Blvd, Tipton, PA 16684.

Directions to DelGrosso's Amusement Park and Laguna Splash in Blair County Pennsylvania.
Directions to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Laguna Splash.

If navigated by GPS coordinates, use 40.630296, -78.288764 to find the large, free parking lot next to Laguna Splash.

Free parking lot next to Laguna Splash water park at DelGrosso's.
Free parking lot next to Laguna Splash water park at DelGrosso’s.

Hours and Prices at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park

The All-Day Fun Pass runs $31.95, but you can save $5-$8 by purchasing online; individual ride tickets are $.50 each (most rides take 2-4 tickets).

Prices for All-Day Fun Passes and ride tickets at DelGrosso's Park and Laguna Splash in Blair County, PA.
Prices for All-Day Fun Passes and ride tickets.

Laguna Splash operates from 11 am – 7 pm; DelGrosso’s Amusement Park operates from noon until 8 pm.

Games at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Blair County.
Games at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.

The park is CLOSED ON TUESDAYS; be sure to check their OFFICIAL WEBSITE for any other closures or schedule modifications BEFORE VISITING!

The 1920s-era carousel at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Blair County, PA.
The 1920s-era carousel at the park.

Knoebels Amusement Park near Elysburg, Pennsylvania is consistently ranked as one of the best amusement parks in the United States.

Exploring Knoebels the largest free-admission amusement park in Pennsylvania.
Knoebels Amusement Park in eastern PA.

Like DelGrosso’s, a big part of why Knoebels is so popular is that it offers free parking and free park admission.

The Impulse is one of the rollercoasters at Knoebels in Elysburg.
Knoebels offers free parking and free park admission.

Idlewild Park is Pennsylvania’s longest-operating amusement park!

Idlewild Park is the oldest operating amusement park in Pennsylvania.
Idlewild Park is the longest-operating amusement park in Pennsylvania.

Idlewild Park as been named “Best Childrens’ Park” by Amusement Today, and “Best Park for Families” by the National Amusement Park Historical Association.

Exploring Idlewild Park in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania.
Some of the rides and attractions at Idlewild Park in Westmoreland County.

Nearby Attractions

Fort Roberdeau was originally erected by General Daniel Roberdeau to protect local lead mining activities from British loyalists and their Native Americans allies during the Revolutionary War.

Exploring Fort Roberdeau in Blair County Pennsylvania.
Fort Roberdeau near DelGrosso’s Park.

The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in Blair County celebrates the lives of both railroad workers and railroading communities in central Pennsylvania.

Exterior of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in Blair County Pennsylvania.
The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum.

12 Must-See Attractions in Blair County is your guide to even more great things to see and do near DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash.

Westbound train passing through the viewing area at the Horseshoe Curve.
Westbound train passing through the viewing area at the Horseshoe Curve in Blair County.

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