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Kennywood Earns 2017 Certificate of Excellence

'America's Finest Traditional Amusement Park' recognized for exemplary service

Kennywood Trip Advisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence Award

WEST MIFFLIN, PA--Kennywood is honored to announce that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

"It's our goal to continually provide unforgettable fun at Kennywood, providing our Guests with memories to last a lifetime," says Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. "Our team is honored for the opportunity to serve the people of Western Pennsylvania and beyond, and thankful for this recognition from TripAdvisor."

"TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence, which celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers," says Heather Leisman, TripAdvisor Vice President of Industry Marketing. "This recognition allows us to publicly honor businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travelers identify and confidently book the perfect trip."

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Contribute your experiences visiting Kennywood by leaving a review on our TripAdvisor page today!

Kennywood is America's Finest Traditional Amusement Park! The Pittsburgh-area park offers a unique mix of modern thrills and classic rides, including seven roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, and several attractions that cannot be found anywhere else. Kennywood, founded in 1898, continues to provide unforgettable fun for all ages.


Sandcastle Waterpark has been providing summer fun for 28 seasons. Sandcastle offers funs for all ages with 15 infamous waterslides, the wild Mon-Tsunami Wave Pool, scenic Mushroom Pool, relaxing Lazy River, pint-sized Tad Pool, and Wet Willie's Waterworks.


Idlewild & SoakZone, founded in 1878 as a picnic ground along the Ligonier Valley Rail Road, is the longest-operating amusement park in Pennsylvania and third-oldest in America. It has been recognized as the world's best children's park by Amusement Today.