If you love theme parks and thrill rides but want to try something a little different this summer, it might be time to steer away from the mouse ears and any other place with massive square footage and even more massive lines. Instead, you might want to hit up some of America’s weirder amusement parks. There are quite a few out there with some absolutely bizarre themes including everything from Creationism to dairy farming. Click through the slideshow for a few ideas to get you started on your weird theme park tour of the U.S.
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park
At Zero Gravity in Dallas, Texas, there are just five rides, each more death-defying than the next. The park began with just a single bungee tower but expanded to include rides like the Skycoaster which takes three people up 110 feet in the air in what looks like a body sling attached to cables then swings them through the sky at 60 miles per hour. There’s also a freefall, a life-size slingshot and another ride in which you sit in a propeller that reaches G-Force speeds. The park is family-friendly and doesn’t have age restrictions, but it’s definitely geared toward only the bravest of thrill seekers.
11131 Malibu Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75229