Top Theme Park Attractions: The 12 Oldest Rollercoasters In America

Jackrabbit Kennywood

Jack Rabbit – 1920
Kennywood, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

Kennywood is home to three of the rides on our list, so if you’re coming from a distance or from overseas, this park is a great place to start. In fact, a full third of the rides we list are located in Pennsylvania and there are even more parks to explore within the state if you’re a real coaster buff.

As for the Jack Rabbit, it’s a terrain coaster that makes use of the area’s natural topography. It only rises 45 feet, but since it’s built into a ravine it actually falls 70 feet on the first double-dip drop.