Diggerland USA: Family Fun For Everyone This Summer


Sure, a construction-themed amusement park sounds cool, but until you visit Diggerland USA in West Berlin, you won’t believe your eyes. As you watch your kids confidently drive a real tractor, hear their squeals as they scoop up dirt with a mini-digger, or climb onto and ride a full-size excavator, you realize Diggerland USA is something else. With this gem in South Jersey, 20 miles from Philadelphia (West Berlin, to be exact), your family can experience an unforgettable day together filled with fun, thrills, and even a little education. The NJ MOM Squad had a chance to experience Diggerland, and it’s safe to say everyone—from the littles to mom and dad—had a blast. Tune in to our video below for a look at this amusement park’s highlights, and read on for what to expect when you visit. (featured photo taken at Diggerland USA)

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Diggerland USA highlights

Diggerland is the only construction theme park in the US, which means you know you’ll be in for a ton of one-of-a-kind experiences you can’t do anywhere else. There is so much to take in for little ones—from the mini-diggers where they can dig for treasures to the skid steers and tractors they get to steer themselves—it’s all totally hands-on and super fun. With ride restrictions thoughtfully based on height, most attractions are available to children 36 inches and taller when accompanied by a responsible adult. Children under 36 inches tall can now join in the fun at the Elevation Station, Crazy Cranes, and Excavator Express, provided they can sit and stand unaided. Our kids loved taking the dumper trucks around the track and hopping on the battle trucks for a little off-road adventure. The Dig-A-Round was a huge favorite—I mean, what kid wouldn’t love a merry-go-round where you ride in the scoop of an excavator?

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Reach new heights of adventure at Diggerland. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

More exciting highlights

For the bigger kids (and adults), there are rides that up the thrill factor. Head up into the Sky Shuttle—a telehandler that pushes you 50 feet into the air, or conquer that adrenaline rush on the Spin Dizzy—which lifts and spins you as you sit in an excavator bucket and hold on. For a bird’s eye view of the whole park, the Soaring Eagle zip line takes you on a 700-foot ride that shows you all of Diggerland USA (and then some). And while the big machinery is the star attraction, it’s the little touches throughout the park add to the family fun. From a ropes course and bright, fun playground to an arcade and other on-theme games, there are surprises at every turn to wow your whole crew.


Be sure to check out Diggerland USA’s water park, The Water Main. In 2022, it doubled in size with a new wave pool and activity pool. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Diggerland’s Waterpark, “The Water Main”

With a vast wave pool and attractions, Diggerland’s 2-acre water park, The Water Main, is the place to go when summer begins, and the best part is that it’s included with general admission and is open every day. And this year, make sure to mark your calendars for special mermaid visits on Friday, June 21, Thursday, July 4, and Friday, August 30, from 1 PM to 3 PM, and capture magical moments as you splash and take photos with real-life mermaids. Go wading in Bulldozer Bay, splash in Jackhammer Bay, and race down the dual slides. Then dive into Claw Hammer Cove’s wave pool, which mimics a real ocean with zero entry and 4-foot waves. There are challenges within it, including the Rip Rap Run obstacle course that lets you walk on water and the exciting Carpool Lane—a crossing course for traversing the 24-foot-long pool using floating-themed pads. And you won’t have to stay wet—there are lockers to stash your stuff, and you can even rent a personal cabana for the day full of lounge chairs, a ceiling fan, a refrigerator, and more. Enjoy a comfy shaded area for eating and a cafe with food options to fuel you for the day, too.

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The Spin Dizzy is a fan favorite at Diggerland USA. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Host a construction-theme birthday party

Why not blow out those birthday candles at Diggerland USA and find the perfect party package for your little construction worker? Check out the Birthday Party packages at Diggerland, where you can party with up to 30 friends with everything from amusement park excitement to pizza and drinks. You can add birthday extras to your party, such as the Birthday Bundle, complete with a construction vest and hard hat, or add pizza, pretzel bites, goodie bags, and so much more.

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Diggerland’s Diggerfest is fall fun for the whole family. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Diggerland Fall Festival fun

Come September, Diggerland transforms into a fall wonderland full of foliage, forklifts, and nonstop fun, with 40+ rides and attractions to enjoy during the Diggerfest Fall Festival. You won’t want to miss the pipe roll, fun maze, live music, and yummy fall food treats. Kids will love to visit the goats, chickens, and more at the petting zoo, try the autumn hay maze, climb aboard a hayride, decorate pumpkins, and play seasonal games (hi-striker, anyone?). 

The fall festival frequently features the Parade of Machines, where Diggerland USA mascots, fire trucks, tractors, and more are displayed. When you’re ready for a break, try some tasty fall treats and sit by the bonfire (you can purchase s’mores). The Lumberjack Claw lets children and families operate an actual log loader with a colossal arcade claw, and the Hook & Ladder an interactive experience and a great place to take photos.

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See Diggerland USA all lit up from the comfort of your car. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Get in the spirit at the Diggerland USA Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show

During the holidays, buckle up and drive through America’s only construction-themed park, where trucks, construction vehicles, and mesmerizing tunnels are all lit up for the festive season. You can experience holiday fun right from your car and tune into their HoliDIG radio station to fill your car with holiday spirit. Littles will love to see all their favorite trucks, diggers, and loaders, along with festive scenes with colorful, glowing lights. You can buy tickets at the gate, but buying your tickets online ahead of time is recommended. The Fork Lift Cafe also has tasty treats during this festive event.

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Take a spin around the Diggerfest Fall Festival. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Diggerland USA—What to know before you go

Starting June 8, 2024, both the amusement park and the Water Main will be open every day. Don’t miss the special mermaid visits on Friday, June 21, Thursday, July 4, and Friday, August 30, from 1 PM to 3 PM, where you can capture magical moments as you splash and take photos with real-life mermaids. At Diggerland USA, parking is free (another win), and the park has several different food options. However, guests can’t bring in outside food or beverages. Most rides are included with the cost of admission, except the Diggerland XL experiences and The Soaring Eagle Zip Line, which have additional charges. Preseason tickets are $45.99 each (regularly $49.99-$52.99), and season passes are $159.99. NJMOM readers get $10 off each ticket, $42.99 (reg. $52.99), and for those who want the best value, season passes are just $109.99—these limited-time offers are an excellent opportunity for families to make unforgettable memories without breaking the bank, accessible through this link And for the most up-to-date info about the park, visit their Instagram and Facebook (share your selfie snaps on social media with the hashtag #diggerlandusa).

Diggerland USA
100 Pineedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

We had so much fun at Diggerland USA—have you been?

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About Author

Marisa is a mom to two sweet boys and a little lady (all under 4!) as well as one precious girl in heaven and her heart. A true Jersey girl, Marisa loves raising her family here and embracing all that being a #NJMOM has to offer. Whether it's summer days on Spring Lake beach or down on LBI, or heading out to sample some of the state's best eats (Montclair and Jersey City are favs), family days out and about together are her favorite way to spend a weekend. A former news anchor turned on-air lifestyle host and expert, you might also catch her on TV or in the kitchen cooking up something delish for the littles.