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Knott's Berry Farm

Experience state-of-the-art thrill rides and California’s pioneering past at one of America’s oldest and best-loved theme parks.

Knott’s Berry Farm started in the 1940s as a ghost town built to entertain diners waiting for a table at Mrs Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. It has progressively grown into an American theme park favorite, offering thrill rides and a unique insight into California’s cultural heritage and pioneering past.

Knott’s Berry Farm is divided around five themed zones. Start your day exploring the park’s heart and soul, the Ghost Town. The far-sighted Knott’s family bought up many abandoned Arizona houses and relocated them here, preserving them for future generations.

Be transported back in time by Native American storytellers and high-tech Wizardry at the Mystery Lodge, watch costumed craftspeople ply pioneer trades in the living history booths, and cheer bucking bronco riders at the Fool's Gold Stunt Show. Get wet on the terrifying white waters of the Bigfoot Rapids, and “reach for the sky” during a hold up on the Calico Railroad.

Head for the palm trees of The Boardwalk, a celebration of Californian beach culture. Feel the G-forces on the famous Boomerang and Supreme Scream rides. Catch your breath and take in panoramic views of the entire park on the Sky Cabin.

Head south of the border to the Fiesta Village to enjoy the atmosphere of California’s Spanish Mission era. Explore the Indian Trails cultural area where the stories, arts and foods of America’s First Peoples are authentically celebrated.

Little thrill-seekers will delight in Camp Snoopy®, a theme park created especially for younger children.

Be sure to pack your swimming costume because there’s also Knott’s Soak City Water Park. Themed around 1950s surf culture, this 13-acre (5-hectare) collection of flumes, slides and wave pools is a full-day destination in itself.

Knott’s Berry Farm is in Buena Park, a 10-minute drive north of Disneyland Park. You can pay to park on site, or catch a Metrolink train to the nearby Buena Park station. The admission fee covers all rides and attractions, except the Knott’s Soak City Water Park. Operating hours vary throughout the year, so check the website before planning your day.


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Lodging Near Knott's Berry Farm

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Radisson Suites Buena Park
Radisson Suites Buena Park

Radisson Suites Buena Park

7762 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
     
    3.7
    of 5, from 4,492 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    The hotel is surrounded by attractions and theme parks, with Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and Pirate's Dinner Adventure among the fun destinations within a 10-minute walk. The hotel provides free shuttles to Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland® Park, both nearby.

    Knott's Berry Farm Hotel $102
    Knott's Berry Farm Hotel

    Knott's Berry Farm Hotel

    7675 Crescent Ave, Buena Park
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 3,482 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Knott's Berry Farm Hotel is located just steps from Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City with the Medieval Times and Pirates Dinner Adventure just a short distance away.

      Rodeway Inn Near Maingate Knott's
      Rodeway Inn Near Maingate Knott's

      Rodeway Inn Near Maingate Knott's

      7930 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
         
        3.1
        of 5, from 766 reviews
        2.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Knott's Berry Farm and Medieval Times. Bodies the Exhibition and Buena Park Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Best Host Inn
        Best Host Inn

        Best Host Inn

        8530 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
           
          4.0
          of 5, from 2,917 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0

          Situated in Buena Park, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buena Park Mall, Knott's Berry Farm, and Medieval Times. Bodies the Exhibition and Adventure City are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Colony Inn
          Colony Inn

          Colony Inn

          7800 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park
             
            3.3
            of 5, from 977 reviews
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Buena Park, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buena Park Mall, Knott's Berry Farm, and Medieval Times. Bodies the Exhibition and Adventure City are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Days Inn by Wyndham Buena Park
            Days Inn by Wyndham Buena Park

            Days Inn by Wyndham Buena Park

            7121 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
               
              3.3
              of 5, from 3,470 reviews
              2.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Buena Park, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bodies the Exhibition, Knott's Berry Farm, and Medieval Times. Buena Park Mall is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

              The Buena Park Hotel & Suites
              The Buena Park Hotel & Suites

              The Buena Park Hotel & Suites

              7555 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
                 
                3.5
                of 5, from 4,246 reviews
                2.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Medieval Times, Knott's Soak City Water Park, and Knott's Berry Farm. Hiltscher Park Trail and Laguna Lake Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Buena Park
                Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Buena Park

                Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Buena Park

                7621 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 1,031 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Buena Park, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Medieval Times and Knott's Berry Farm. Bodies the Exhibition and Buena Park Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km).