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Amusement parks are a big draw at this time of year. On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opened at Coney Island in New York. History.com says it traveled about six miles an hour and cost a nickel to ride.
Which state has the most roller coasters?
The answer is: 1. California
Ohio has eight parks and a total of 41 roller coasters, but it doesn't crack the top five states with the most. Topping the list, and probably no surprise, is California-- and it's not close. The website for the American Coaster Enthusiasts says California has 86 coasters. Pennsylvania is next with 59 and there are 55 coasters in Florida. The websites says there are a total of 763 coasters in the country.