Trimper's Rides and Amusements

#5 in Best Things To Do in Ocean City, MD
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South 1st Street & Boardwalk

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Amusement Parks Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.2scorecard
  • 4.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Since the late 1800s, Trimper's Rides and Amusements has dominated Ocean City's entertainment scene. With more than 100 rides – both indoor and outdoor – the entertainment complex offers something to suit the whole family. Let your tots fly high on the Airplanes ride, or hop aboard the miniature merry-go-round. Your older kids might enjoy the thrills of the Freakout or the Tidal Wave looping roller coaster.

Many recent visitors said the park makes them feel nostalgic (in a good way) and said the park is especially fun for younger children.

Trimper's Rides and Amusements sits just north of the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum on the southern tip of the Ocean City Boardwalk. The indoor rides operate year-round (starting at 1 p.m. on weekdays and noon on weekends), but you can only enjoy the outdoor portion of the park from mid-June to Labor Day (starting at noon). Each ride requires at least one ticket, which you can purchase for 75 cents each or a sheet of 40 for $23. Recent visitors recommend you get a $28 wristband for unlimited access to all the rides from opening to 5 or 6 p.m., and then rely on the single tickets and sheets for the park's evening hours, from 7 p.m. to around midnight. For more information, check out the entertainment complex's website.

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When the summer rolls around, head to the Ocean City Beach for sun, sand and surf. Running along the entire 10-mile-long east coast of the island, the beach offers the perfect spot to spread your towel. If you're looking for a rowdier atmosphere, recent travelers recommend sticking to the southern end of Ocean City, where the neighboring boardwalk makes for great people-watching and seafront dining. For a quieter, family-friendly stretch of sand, head north past the boardwalk; although there are fewer amenities here, you won't have to deal with the hustle and bustle of passersby.

Recent visitors applauded the cleanliness of the beach and boardwalk and appreciated the family-friendly atmosphere of both. Perpetual crowds were a common gripe among reviewers. Travelers suggest visiting early in the morning or late afternoon if you don't want to share the sand with too many of your fellow vacationers. You can also save some cash by bringing your own equipment instead of forking over money to rent chairs or umbrellas.

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