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Ticket prices are rising at popular attractions–here’s which ones rose most over the last 4 years

From fuel to groceries, household goods are getting more and more expensive. But there’s another other area that has also seen prices go up significantly in recent years: attractions.

Coupon website DealA recently released its list of U.S.-based museums and amusement parks where entry costs increased the most since 2017. To measure price increases, the site compared the cost of an adult general admission ticket from Dec. 23, 2021 against the same point in 2017 for 100 of the most popular museums and 100 of the most popular amusement parks in the country.

Price hikes weren’t just in a single region: The top three biggest increases in museum prices were split up between New York, Texas and California, while some of the biggest jumps in amusement park fees happened in Delaware and Florida.

“The increase in general admission prices to attractions could be a result of limited tourism through the Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected museums and theme parks substantially,” a spokesperson for DealA told CNBC Make It.

It’s also worth noting that DealA measured the increases by percentage, not dollar amount, so some attractions may have gone up by more dollars but a smaller percentage of the original price.

These are the five museums and amusement parks that each had the largest ticket price increases since 2017, by percentage.

Museums

5. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (+33%)

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Admission price in 2017: $15
Admission price in 2021: $20

4. Chihuly Garden and Glass (+33%)

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Location: Seattle, Washington
Admission price in 2017: $24
Admission price in 2021: $32

3. Crocker Art Museum (+50%)

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Location: Sacramento, California
Admission price in 2017: $10
Admission price in 2021: $15

2. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (+60%)

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Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Admission price in 2017: $10
Admission price in 2021: $16

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Location: New York, New York
Admission price in 2017: $0 (Free with a suggested donation of $25)
Admission price in 2021: $25

Amusement Parks

5. Sesame Place (+29%)

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Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Admission price in 2017: $70
Admission price in 2021: $89.99

4. Children’s Fairyland (+30%)

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Location: Oakland, California
Admission price in 2017: $10
Admission price in 2021: $13

3. Fun Spot America (+34%)

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Location: Orlando, Florida
Admission price in 2017: $40.95
Admission price in 2021: $54.95

2. Santa’s Village (+50%)

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Location: Jefferson, New Hampshire
Admission price in 2017: $32
Admission price in 2021: $48

1. Funland (+100%)

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