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Things to do in Los Angeles - Top 12 - and 5 to Avoid

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#6. Knott's Berry Farm
Things to do in Los Angeles - Top 12 - and 5 to Avoid

Riding the Roller Coaster at Knott's Berry Farm

©2008 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.
It started out as a way to entertain folks who were standing in line for Cordelia Knott's fried chicken dinners, with her husband Walter adding a few Old West-themed attractions to entertain them. Today's Knott's Berry Farm has evolved into a thrill-ride-filled theme park.

The Knott's experience has a bit of a split personality, with old-fashioned spots like the Bottle House standing shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the wildest thrill rides on the West Coast.

Knott's Berry Farm is in Orange County in the town of Buena Park, east of downtown Los Angeles and not too far from Disneyland.

Pros and Cons

If you like thrill rides, you'll like Knott's Berry Farm - and we like their Halloween event, Knott's Scary Farm. The rides are the main draw and if you don't want to ride them, you won't find much else to do.

Sadly, either tastes have changed or Mrs. Knott's chicken dinners aren't what they used to be. Online reviewers at Yelp give the greasy meals 3.5 stars.

More About Knott's Berry Farm

If you're convinced you want to go, buy Knott's Berry Farm tickets online

If you need more information, check the Complete Guide to Knott's Berry Farm. It will tell you about hours, how to get tickets, admission discounts, how to get there and the best time to go.

Take a photo tour of Knott's Berry Farm to see what it's like.

See where it is on a map. It's the blue-colored push pin.

Don't Take Our Word For It

See how others rate Knott's Berry Farm - from Yuck! to Awesome! For your reference, everyone's taste is different and our readers are a fussy bunch, with the best-rated attractions in the LA area getting a little less than 60% Awesome votes.

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