Cedar Point | Rocking Midwest Summers Since 1870

Cedar Point | Rocking Midwest Summers Since 1870

My friend from high school, Erica, just posted to Facebook that she and her daughter have their tickets for opening day at Cedar Point. I am sooo jealous. You see, for a MidWesterner, there is no other place to start or, for that matter, to end your summer, than Cedar Point. Erica and I went at least once a year throughout high school. Every Physics II class within a 250 mile radius went as an excuse for a field trip. Yes, I took Physics II *just* for that field trip. What? I got an “A”. In fact, I seem to recall out entire senior class heading to Sandusky the morning after prom. We were a huge caravan of cars and minivans filled with sleeping teenagers and one unlucky, wide-awake driver.

Cedar Point is the epitome of amusement park. The best roller coasters. The best water park. The best location, right on Lake Erie. The best everything. Usually anytime you say the “best”, you are referring to something in California or New York, not the Midwest. We never get anything good, except Cedar Point.

In fact, it has officially held the title of “Best Amusement Park in the World” for 14 consecutive years. Fourteen! It’s not just a recent thing, though. People have been having fun down on this spit of land since 1870.

Check it out for yourself. They are usually open Memorial Day through Labor Day and weekends in September and October. It can get crowded so try to go before school gets out of you get impatient. Either way, Cedar Point is worth the wait.