This post is in partnership with Edaville. All opinions are, as always, my own.
One of my absolute favorite family summer traditions is coming up: a trip to Edaville!
Less than an hour away from us in southern Massachusetts, Edaville is everything a family needs to enjoy summer… and they’re open SEVEN DAYS A WEEK so there’s never a day you can’t find to go!
Just the history of this cranberry bog turned amusement park in Carver, MA is interesting. Ellis D. Atwood gave the historic amusement park its name, his initials (E.D.A). He started this railroad by purchasing most of the surviving equipment from Maine’s expansive network of two-foot gauge rails and thus was the making of Edaville Railroad. Atwood’s plan came to fruition as a railroad 5 ½ miles long around his 1,800 acre plantation of cranberries. He used the trains to service his bogs as well as hauling paying customers through the plantation for sightseeing. This operation evolved into a “Family Fun Park”; with an emphasis on carnival type rides, bright lights and extravagant Christmas displays. Edaville Railroad became a local institution, and drew visitors from far and wide.
There are daily events, like Dads FREE on Father’s Day this year, making each day a different adventure, and there are multiple parts to the theme park for all ages to enjoy. We LOVE Dino Land for it’s accurate prehistoric information, as well as the life-like mechanical dinosaurs, “ready to eat us!” Addie squealed with delight last summer!
We will be visiting soon! Be on the lookout for our adventure and be sure to plan your own in the meantime!
*Cool perk: MA residents get a special discount… be sure to check it out!!