Sam's Fun City
You don't need to choose between splashing down water slides and braving thrill rides at Sam's Fun City in Pensacola. With more than 20 adrenaline-fueled rides, arcade games, and the on-site water park—Sam's Surf City—this Gulf Coast destination is an ideal family-friendly, sunny day adventure.
Entry to Sam's Fun City is free, making it easy to visit the park and check out the amenities before buying tickets or a pass to hop on rides, cruise in go-karts, or enjoy a round of mini golf. If the sun is shining, you can also visit Sam’s Surf City, with water slides, an endless river, and play pools.
For the best value on rides, games, and access to the kid-friendly 3-story Play Zone, buy a combo wristband. To enjoy rides at Sam's Fun City—plus the water attractions at Sam's Surf City—opt for a combo ticket deal that offers access to both parks.
Things to Know Before You Go
Go-kart fanatics shouldn't miss Sam's Fun City, which features tracks for rookies and families, plus a Grand Prix Slick Track for pros.
Don't worry about entry fees—Sam's Fun City is free to enter.
To enjoy the rides, you need to purchase tickets or a wristband.
Lock up your valuables in park lockers, available for rent at Surf City Snack Shack.
How to Get There
The most convenient way to visit Sam's Fun City, located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of downtown Pensacola, is to drive. The park is located south of I-10, just off on Highway 29 on Pensacola Boulevard. Fun City offers complimentary parking.
When to Get There
Sam's Fun City is an ideal sunny day destination. Some of the outdoor rides don't operate in wet or stormy weather. The park holds seasonal hours, but is typically open seven days a week, with late hours Friday through Sunday. Expect more visitors on Saturday, Sunday, and holiday weekends; visit early in the week to avoid crowds.
How to See the Sights in Pensacola
To make the most of your time in Pensacola, opt for a sightseeing tour, which takes the guesswork out of getting around. Most tours include a guide, transportation, stop in the historic Belmont-Devilliers area. Landmark tours are ideal for history fans, while hop-on hop-off tours are a great choice for those who want a guided tour with the option to explore independently.