Have you ever wanted to go back to the Wild West? Sit in a saloon and watch the Can-Can show, ride a stage coach or mine for gold? These are just some of the things you’ll get to do at Frontier Town Western Theme Park in Ocean City, MD.
This was our 2nd time going the park. We camp at Frontier Town and had so much fun last year we decided to do it again this year. Of course my kids wanted to visit the Western Theme Park, especially since they got a lot of cowboy/girl gear last year. With an affordable admission ($14 for adults, $12 for kids and campers get a discount) it was a no-brainier that we would spend one day here.
The park opens at 10am and I suggest you get there by then. They have a full schedule of events throughout the day and you don’t want to miss the flag raising and appointing of new deputy’s.
Pretty much everything is included, except there is a fee of $1 to pan for gold. I loved watching the kids figure this out, and it was even more special because this was something my mom did as a kid as well.
There is one thing I want to point out because I saw some kids a little scared and worried. They do perform shoot outs and explain that the guns they carry are real, but no loaded. They are very loud when shot, so if you have little ones who are bothered by this talk to them before. All performers are brought back to life from a round of applause, but it can be scary for some.
One of my favorite parts was visiting the Indian Village and learning about their traditions and heritage. The family that runs this part has been doing it since 1959 and listening to their history, watching them dance and even being invited up to partake in a friendship dance was very inspiring.
The day was filled with smiles, shootouts, stickups, dancing, and so much fun. It’s places like this that my kids will look back on and say I remember doing that as a kid.
I also pulled together a video of our fun day. You won’t be bored or looking for something to do when you’re at Frontier Town! Oh, and if you’re going I recommend closed toe shoes or cowboy boots, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen!
Note: I was not hosted, and paid admission for the whole family. All thoughts are my own.