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If the 4th of July marks the imaginary halfway point of summer, then time’s a-wastin’ to pack in as much fun as possible before the kids go back to school. As it turns out, one of the most fun places in America is right in our own backyard.

Money magazine teamed up with Yelp to rank the best amusement parks from coast to coast. Charlotte’s beloved Carowinds cracked the top ten thanks in part to the popularity of its newest and most thrilling roller coaster, Fury 325. If you’ve conquered all of the rides at Carowinds, you can plan a family road trip to one of the other amusement parks on this list:

Top 10 Amusement Parks in America (plus favorite ride)

  1. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, CA (Hyperspace Mountain)
  2. Magic Kingdom, Disney World, Orlando, FL (Space Mountain)
  3. Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH (Millennium Force)
  4. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA (Griffon)
  5. Hersheypark, Hershey, PA (Storm Runner)
  6. Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN (Mystery Mine)
  7. Carowinds, Charlotte, NC (Fury 325)
  8. Silver Dollar City, Brandon, MO (Outlaw Run)
  9. Canobie Lake Park, Salem, NH (Untamed)
  10. Castles N’ Coasters, Phoenix, AZ (Desert Storm)