Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster, Pa.

Distance from Baltimore: 80 miles, about two hours by car Why it's worth the gas: A small park with almost no lines and tons of small rides. Visitors to Dutch Wonderland have a choice of 30 rides, including two roller coasters that are kid-friendly, a merry-go-round and water rides at Duke's Lagoon. Don't miss: The colorful Kingdom Coaster is a delightful choice for a child's first roller coaster - and it has just enough dips to be fun for adults, too. Information: One-day admission is $30.95 for adults and children ages 3 and older; $25.95 for adults ages 60-69; and $18.95 for adults ages 70 and older. Children younger than 2 are free. Combinations passes, which include other area attractions, offer savings. Go to dutchwonderland.com or call 866-386-2839.
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