Steel Pier is one of Atlantic City's most exiting and fun attractions.
Steel Pier is located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at Pennsylvania Avenue. It is directly across from the Trump Taj Mahal Casino.
During the summer months Steel Pier is open from 1:00 PM to midnight weekdays and from Noon to midnight Weekends.
Photos of Steel Pier rides and amusements are shown below.
The Rocket was voted the most extreme ride experience in New Jersey.
When the Rocket flings you into space, you can experience up to 5 Gs of acceleration.
The "Disc O" ride provides riders with quite a thrill.
One of the newest rides is the Sea Dragon.
The new Mini Rocket ride is very popular.
You could get a great views of Atlantic City from the top of the old Ferris Wheel. But now there is a new ferris wheel. See below.
The new wheel is called an observation wheel and will take you 227 feet up in the air on a fifteen minute ride with spectacular views. The wheel is the third largest in the country. The wheel can hold 6 passengers per car.
A ride costs $15 for adults and $12 for children.
Out at the end of the Pier you can schedule a ride on a helicopter.
There is also a bar and grill at the end of the pier.
The kids love to ride the Racing Cars.
The kids also love the Bumper Cars, I did too when I was a kid.
The Crazy Mouse is one of the more exciting rides.
The Fun Slide is always busy.
There is usually a line of kids waiting for a chance to climb the Rock.
The Steel Pier Carousel was imported from Italy.
Steel Pier has many rides for smaller children, like this Airplane Ride.
The Fire Department ride is very popular with the smaller children.
During the season, up to Labor Day, Steel Pier opens at 1:00 PM weekdays. and at noon weekends.
For much of the 20th century the Steel Pier
in Atlantic City, NJ, was the center of American entertainment on the East Coast. There were big bands, movies, sideshows, acrobats, flag-pole sitters, Frank Sinatra, Miss America -- and throngs of people lining up to get a seat so they could watch brave horses and riders dive into a pool of water. It was aptly called the ''Showplace of the Nation'' and it was all that and more. Steel Pier evokes a time when more really was more, a time when there was so much invention, talent and industry that it could only be experienced in one place -- at the edge of the continent, in a city that took its name from a vast ocean, on a great pier reaching out into the sea.
To see amusement rides on Central Pier follow this link: Central Pier
To see scenes from Atlantic City Piers in their nostalgic bygone days follow this link: Early Piers