15 Favorite Midwest Amusement Parks
Green Bay, Wisconsin: Bay Beach
Built as a private beach resort in 1892, Bay Beach continues to be a family destination offering 18 rides and a dance hall along the shores of Green Bay. We love that most rides cost just 25 to 50 cents, although a spin on the roller coaster is well worth "splurging" a buck (920/448-3365; baybeach.org).
Big Thrill: The Zippin Pippin roller coaster (pictured) is Bay Beach's biggest ride — and also its biggest success story. The park enjoyed a nearly 50 percent increase in revenue the year after it was installed in 2010.
Family Favorite: Enjoy a game of bumper tag on classic Bumper Cars.
Travel Tip: It's not just the rides that are affordable here. Dig into nachos, snow cones, cotton candy and more from one of the concession stands— all for $1.50 or less.