When I was a kid, you could go to an amusement park, and the drive there was less than a half hour. Now, they're all gone and I want that local experience back.

Years ago, we had Lincoln Park in Westport, Rocky Point in Rhode Island, and according to WhalingCity.net there was even one in the south end of New Bedford called Acushnet Park and Dan's Pavillion.

I foolishly took for granted having these gems so close to home, and would love the opportunity to experience it again without having to drive 3 hours, spending money on gas and park passes.

What is there to do now in the immediate area? Please tell me, so I can have fun again.