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Adventure Park USA is an exciting family entertainment center that is a 17.5 acre Western theme park featuring a 22,000 square foot building to accommodate indoor as well as outdoor adventures.

 

Visit this year round amusement park located just south of I-70 for a ride on the outdoor carousel (open seasonally), as well as an indoor soft play area, laser tag, mini-golf, a rock wall, go karts, bumper boats and a giant arcade. Carousel rides are $2.00.

 

Party Packages

Adventure Park USA has the MOST WANTED birthday parties in Maryland, conveniently located off I-70 near Frederick and less than  45 miles from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.  Adventure Park is open year-round and offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for kids of all ages, making any child's birthday a special celebration.  Adventure Park USA offers private birthday party rooms, and each party is assigned a party host to assist you with your child's party from beginning to end.  Parties can be booked online or by calling 301-865-6800.

Contact Info
301-865-6800
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Adventure Park USA
1113 West Baldwin Road
New Market, MD 21774
 
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this was my kids favorite party they ever went to. So much fun!

Thu Jan 28, 2016 by forkristy

this places looks like fun!

Thu Dec 3, 2015 by BerriosFam

They often post deals on Groupon or Certifikid for all day fun. We really like it there. It is also a great place to get a younger child laser tag ready. It is not as intense. Plenty to do indoor but we prefer going when it is warm enough to use the go carts, roller coaster and water spray bumper boats.

Fri Oct 16, 2015 by suzannes

I thought it was a bit pricey but fun. My kids were 4 and 2 and probably a bit young for some of the activities. There was plenty they wanted to try but the cost added up quickly and many of the things that intrigued them were too challenging for their age.

Tue Jun 23, 2015 by TMeyers

No, it's not Six Flags or what have you - and that's why it's great! Plenty of thrills, a variety of fun from the arcade to laser tag, it's an easy way to escape without actually having to battle major crowds or traffic!

Fri Apr 11, 2014 by KarenS

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by Kathleen Molloy
November 23, 2012

There are many reasons to love living in the DC metro area. One of which is that there are many opportunities to celebrate the season, especially with nearly a dozen places to experience light shows. Of the several light shows I have encountered, Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland sets itself apart from the rest of the group.

In its third year, the light show has become an annual favorite. Housed at Adventure Park USA, the drive takes you through a journey of over 10,000 LED lights synchronized to your car radio. That's right, watch the lights dance to nearly a dozen tunes such as "Carol of the Bells", "Joy to the World", and my family's favorite, "Dance of the Reed Flutes". While not necessary, it was a curious touch to see a Winnebago with a screen projecting Santa sipping cocoa. My husband wanted to go back for a second time saying it was his favorite light show. My daughter could not stop giggling and bopping to the beat of the music. It was worth the admission price to see this magical production. Cars and minivans are $25 with vans at $50. The event is open daily from 6 to 9:30pm.

The one mile drive can take anywhere from 15 minutes onwards with the option of pulling over to enjoy more of the show. We spent a half hour in awe of the colors and designs seeing snowflakes, a horse drawn carriage and an American flag in the display. After the drive, continue the fun inside Adventure Park's main building.

The small amusement park is open year round with both indoor and outdoor activities. While the outside attractions close during the winter, venture inside the Stampede Arcade to find a variety of games and rides including Skee-ball, laser tag, and ropes course. The moon bounce and rock wall were closed the night we were there. Ages 3 and younger can climb and crawl through Prospector Playground. Kids can turn in tickets to get nominal prizes. Costs vary for individual activities ranging from $1 to $6. Remember that booklet you received at the entrance gate? Inside are coupons for great deals in arcade credits along with a free hot chocolate from the Chuckwagon Cafe. Standard park food of a mediocre nature is also available here. I will say though, the homemade fudge looked divine. Around the corner are clean restrooms with changing area.

Santa is available for free visits and photographers are on hand to capture that special moment. Package prices are reasonable from $14.99 to $19.99 and add-ons include photo key rings and light up picture frames. The country Santa was original and surrounded by nutcrackers in his winter cottage. The inside area is nicely decorated with hanging ornaments, a decorated carriage, and a nativity scene. If you didn't see enough of the drive thru show, step outside the pavilion to get your fix.

Additional Information

  • Adventure Park USA is hosting a Santa Breakfast on December 8. There is a separate fee for this event.
  • From November 19 to December 16, 2012, bring in a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. With a toy donation, you can receive $5 off light show admission Monday to Thursday.
  • Note: GPS will not accept the address for Adventure Park USA. Simply enter New Market, MD. You will see the lights from a distance and soon turn onto West Baldwin Road.

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland is going on now until January 3, 2013. We plan on a return visit next summer to ride the teacups and the rollercoaster. My family thoroughly enjoyed this event and your family will too!

Photo courtesy of Adventure Park USA

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by Teresa Flaim
November 4, 2013

About an hour drive north of the Metropolitan DC area, Adventure Park USA offers lots of family fun in a relaxed atmosphere. This Western theme amusement park has rides and attractions indoor (year-round) and outdoor (from mid-April until the end of September).  

My 5-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter, and I visited on a Saturday in September when the outdoor attractions were still open and the crowds were non-existent. We used a three-hour pass and each time we went on a ride, our wrist bands were scanned. Alternatively, guests can purchase an all-day pass or credits that are loaded on a card to pay as you play. More details about cost are mentioned below.

What's Outside?

This park was relatively small and outside ride selection was limited for children under 36 inches or over 48 inches.  For the littlest tykes, there were the carousel, helicopters and tea cups. My 5-year-old went on these numerous times. My 7-year-old thoroughly enjoyed the popular Scrambler and Tilt-a-Whirl but not so much my 5-year-old who sat with me on these rides. They both enjoyed the Bumper Boats which you have to be 6 or older to drive without an adult. Beware that these boats have a squirt feature. If you get soaked, you are not allowed on the inside attractions until your clothes are dry. If you do not want to get soaked have a conversation with those on your ride because some people enjoy the squirt feature a little to much. I recommend riding with a child that might not feel comfortable driving alone because I found the boats clumsy to maneuver.  Life jackets are available.

Adventure Park USA features two outdoor 18-hole miniature golf courses and a roller coaster with enough height and twists to make for a thrilling ride for those over 48 inches and taller. Midway games and the mining station attraction are located outside and not included in the time play wristband passes.

Our pass included two rides on the Go Karts that could be used after our three-hour pass expired. This was a popular attraction and it was confusing to figure out what line we needed to stand in. There were two lines--Rookie Cars for ages 7-10 and Formula cars for ages 10 and up. All the cars were filled at the same time and the drivers race. The two lines alternated between the age groups.

What's Inside?

We did not spend too much time on the inside attractions included in our timed pass.  These included West World Laser Tag, Hang 'em High Ropes Course, Rustler’s Ridge Rock Wall, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, and the Prospector Playground (for 48" and younger).  I found the Prospector Playground, an enclosed, four-level Gold Rush soft play area featuring tunnels, nets, bars, and slides, to be one of those places that kids love to enter but make parents nervous because you can not see your child. I found it easy for kids to get disoriented and upset when they could not easily find a way out.

The noise level of the adjacent arcade made it hard to communicate with your child inside the Prospector Playground. We loved the bumper cars (for 5 years and older).  Also inside was the Stampede Arcade where you need to purchase a Fun Pass (debit card) or tokens to play games. Players can win tickets and exchange them for prizes. The arcade also had toddler rides similar to those that used to located outside stores. These costs are not included in the pass.

Food and Drink

No outside food or drink was allowed. We ate lunch at Adventure Park USA's only restaurant, Chuck Wagon Cafe.  Pizza, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, as well as ice cream, cotton candy are what you will find. Order at the counter and pay at the registers. The prices were better than what I expected for a theme park. The cheese pizza was surprisingly tasty and cost $3.50 for a slice or $16.50 for a whole pie. Affordable vending machines and water fountains were located near the bathrooms. Just a hint, if you purchase a timed pass, make sure you schedule your meal outside of your time limit. 

Bottom Line

In all, we enjoyed our adventure. Adventure Park USA was an easy park to navigate especially with young children. I was impressed with the courteous and safety conscious staff at Adventure Park USA. The park was extremely clean. It was not crowded on the Saturday we attended in September when the outdoor rides and attractions were still open. There was very little shade in the outside area. I used sunscreen but wished that I had packed hats. You could easily spend a couple of hours here enjoying the outside ride and attractions. I certainly enjoyed not having to walk endlessly to find rides but I felt as though a few more rides would really add value to the park.  Although, we merely sampled the inside rides and attractions, there seemed to be something for everyone.

Admission and Parking

Admission and parking is free and you pay as you play.  The trick is in deciding which way to play before you arrive as there are a few choices - buy a 3-hour timed pass or purchase credits to use as you go. During the summer, the 3-hour pass costs $25.95 for those over 8 years old and $17.95 for those under 8. The pass includes 2 Go Kart rides outside of the 3 hour window. When the outdoor rides are open, there is an option of an all-day pass for $29.95 and includes 4 Go Kart rides. For those Under 48” the all-day pass was $20.95. The 3-hour timed pass during the Fall, Winter and Spring weekends is $21.00 per person and includes indoor attractions and $5 in arcade credits.  (Recommended ages 5 to adult). Arcade Games, Mining Station, Midway Games, Food, Drink or merchandise are not included in any package.

The other option is to purchase a Fun Pass for a one-time fee of $1 and add as many credits as you need to enjoy the rides and attractions of your choice. The Fun Pass works like a debit card. It never expires and you can use any unused values on future visits. Credits an be added at anytime with a minimum purchase of  10 credits for a $1.00.  Prices range range from $6.50 or 65 credits for Go Karts to $2.00 or 20 credits for little tyke rides. Most rides for older children average 50 credits or $5.00.  Arcade games range $0.40-$3.50. A complete list of prices and ride restrictions are available online at www.adventureparkusa.com.

Know Before You Go

  • Inside attractions are open daily. Fall, Winter and Spring hours are Sunday 11am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Thursday 11am to 6:30pm, Friday 11am to 9:30pm and Saturday 10am to 9:30pm. Times change when outdoor attractions and rides are open mid-April and during the summer. -Dates and time of operation vary and it is best to check the website, www.adventureparkusa.com for exact dates and times.
  • New outdoor awnings have been added to provide additional outdoor shade at the Bumper Boats and Roller Coaster.
  • Keep in mind that crowd and weather conditions can affect park closure and certain ride closure.
  • Best days to visit are Monday or Thursday.
  • The outdoor section has very little shade. Wear sunscreen, reapply, and dress accordingly.
  • Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult in the park.
  • Parking is free and located close to the park entrance.
  • No outside food or drink is allowed. There is an on-site restaurant.
  • There is a changing table located in the ladies bathroom.
  • No smoking or alcohol is allowed.
  • Master Card, Visa and Park Gift Cards are accepted at all ticket plazas, gift shop locations and various concession stands. ATM machines are available.
  • Adventure Park offers birthday parties and discounted group pricing with an advance reservation. Further information is available online.
  • Coming up: Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland Light Show from November 23, 2013 to January 5, 2014 from 6 to 9:30pm daily.

Photos by Teresa Flaim.

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