Two Area Attractions in USAToday’s “10 Best”

Two popular local attractions have garnered national recognition in a recent USA Today “10Best Readers’ Choice Awards” article. Both Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg and Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton were selected as finalists for the title of “Best Pennsylvania Attraction” by a panel of Pennsylvania travel writers. “Being nominated as one of the top attractions in Pennsylvania is fantastic!” remarked Stacy Ososkie, Public Relations Director at Knoebels Amusement Resort. “The fact that Ricketts Glen State Park has also been nominated speaks volumes about our area. Local residents need not look beyond their own backyards to experience some of the best attractions in Pennsylvania.”

Ricketts Glen State Park

Other finalists include Fallingwater, Gettysburg National Military Park, Ohiopyle State Park, Pine Creek Gorge, Longwood Gardens, and the Flight 93 National Memorial, among others. In total, 20 destinations were selected as finalists for Pennsylvania. All of the finalists are now in the running to be the 10Best Readers’ Choice “Best Pennsylvania Attraction.” Final results will be determined by the public via a daily voting system.

10Best is USA Today’s trusted travel and lifestyle advice website.  This year, the website has been creating its ultimate American travel bucket list, featuring the top attraction from each state all across the country. After voting in the Pennsylvania category closes, the top 10 attractions will be announced.  The top overall attraction will subsequently be included in the prestigious national list of the best travel sites in America. “We are honored to see Ricketts Glen in the running to be named one of the top attractions in Pennsylvania,” said Scott Wilson, Park Manager of Ricketts Glen State Park. “The natural beauty of the park, its waterfalls, and the surrounding area are things that everyone should have the chance to experience and appreciate.”

Voting in the Pennsylvania category is now open, and will close on Tuesday, October 10th at noon ET. Winning attractions will be announced on Friday, October 13th. Latest leaderboard standings have shown Knoebels Amusement Resort to be holding down the #1 overall spot, with Ricketts Glen State Park ranking #6. Individuals interested in voting for Knoebels or Ricketts Glen may do so by visiting One vote per person daily in each state category will be accepted.