Stricker's Grove Opens its Nostalgic — and Private — West Side Amusement Park on the Fourth of July

Classic rides, arcade games and an evening fireworks display

click to enlarge Roller coaster at Stricker's Grove - Photo via Stricker's Grove
Photo via Stricker's Grove
Roller coaster at Stricker's Grove

Flashback to the yesteryears of family reunions and elementary school events as you take a ride on the train you used to drag your parents onto or buckle into the classic Tornado roller coaster you were once too scared to try.

Although this private family-owned amusement park is closed to the public most days of the year, Stricker's Grove opens its nostalgic grounds to all on the Fourth of July.

If the oppressive summer sun gets to be too much, cool off in the arcade or beneath the picnic shelters because you won’t want to leave before the nighttime fireworks.

Concessions will be open for food and drink purchases. 

3-11 p.m. July 4. Free admission; individual ride ticket prices vary; $16 unlimited ride armband. Stricker’s Grove, 11490 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross,