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The Borough of West Mifflin

West Mifflin is a borough of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. It is named after the first Governor of Pennsylvania, Thomas Mifflin, who was also the first Quartermaster General of the United States Army and a signer of the Constitution. The borough is bordered by:

  • Lincoln Place, Hays, Munhall and Whitaker on the north
  • Duquesne on the east
  • Dravosburg on the southeast
  • Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills and Clairton on the south
  • Baldwin on the west

The Monongahela River runs north and south on the east side of Wes Mifflin. According to the 2010 census, the borough has a population of 20,313 people and a total area of 14.2 square miles.

Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park is among one of the oldest amusement parks in America. Located on Kennywood Boulevard in West Mifflin, it was a trolley park attraction opened on May 30, 1899, at the end of the Monongahela Street Railway owned by the Mellon family. In 1906, it was acquired by F. W. Henninger and Andrew McSwigan, who proceeded to established the family-owned Kennywood Entertainment Company. In 2007, the amusement park, along with four others, was sold to international entertainment operator Parques Reunidos. Today, it is among one of the only thirteen trolley parks still in operation in the U.S. It is also one of two amusement parks that have been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Kennywood feature themed areas such as Kiddieland – one of the first ride areas for children in the world – Lost Kennywood, Thomas Town, and Steelers Country. Some of the roller coasters and rides operating in the amusement parks are:

  • Jack Rabbit
  • Racer
  • Thunderbolt
  • Lil' Phantom
  • Exterminator
  • Phantom's Revenge
  • Sky Rocket
  • Steel Curtain
  • Aero 360
  • Auto Race
  • Black Widow
  • Cosmic Chaos
  • Gran Prix
  • Merry Go Round
  • Musik Express
  • Pirate
  • Swing Shot
  • Turtle
  • Wave Swinger
  • Whip
  • Ghostwood Estate
  • 4-D Theater
  • Noah's Ark
  • Old Mill
  • Pittsburg Plung
  • Raging Rapids
  • Journey with Thomas

The park also features two upcharge attractions for visitors to enjoy. The Skycoaster was the tallest version of the ride in the world when it was first opened. Allowing its one to three passengers to free fall 75 miles per hour above the park's lagoon, it is a 180 feet tall giant swing.  The other attraction is the Paddle Boats. It is the park's only human-powered attraction. Riders have the opportunity to paddle through the park's lagoon in any direction they choose. The amusement park is open Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Don't forget to read on about the History of King of Prussia, PA.

Allegheny County Airport

Allegheny County Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in Pennsylvania. Situated in West Mifflin, it is the primary FAA-designated reliever airport for Pittsburg International Airport and is owned by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. At its completion, the airport was the third-largest and only hard-surfaced airport in the U.S. It was dedicated on September 11, 1931. The airport is popular for business travelers because of its close proximity to the downtown area. It now serves small and mid-sized corporate, private and commercial airplanes. The Allegheny County Airport is also home to the large aircraft maintenance school, the Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics (PIA).

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