Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fun in the Middle of Nowhere

Imagine you are driving in the middle of nowhere.  There are cornfields all around you and big clouds in the sky. As you wind down the road at a leisurely 50 miles per hour you come upon it.  An amusement park.  You blink in case you were just imagining it.  Nope, it's real.  There's a small roller coaster, a ferris wheel, a little pirate ship ride, and you can see them all from the road.  It's a little neglected, but it's there...in the middle of nowhere.  Why on earth would someone build this?  It's the most quaint, wonderful thing you've seen in a long time.

We've been there.  And it was magical.

We had the most wonderful night at this little amusement park.  It had been rented out for a private party that we were invited to and there was free ice cream, free cotton candy, and free drinks and cookout food.  My kids were in heaven.  I literally would say to them when they were trying to quickly finish their ice cream so that we could get on a ride, "Just throw it away and we'll get a new one when were done riding."  It was awesome.  All of the rides are smaller and they were the perfect sizes for my two kids.  And there were no lines at all, you could just stay on and ride again and again if you wanted.  My son went on a roller coaster for the first time and he loved it!  Oh, and there was a mini golf course right in the middle of the park.  For my little golf obsessed boy it was heaven.  They had a train ride that went all the way around the property and even had a little tunnel that went under the road to the entrance of the park.  It was so fun riding the train and just being amazed at how this place was literally in the midst of corn fields.  The weather was perfect.  There were some ominous looking clouds when we first arrived, but they cleared up into a beautiful sunset.  I serious couldn't think of a more perfect time.  My daughter put it best when we got home and she was climbing into bed..."Mommy, this was the best day of my entire life."  Does it get any better than that?

This amusement park is called Stricker's Grove and you can find their website here.


  1. Great write up! Pics looked great!

  2. I LOVE these and I LOVE Strickers Grove. We went there for a picnic last summer and it was pretty much the best day EVER. Awesome pics!!


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