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Address: 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT
Phone Number: +1 860-583-3300
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With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously...

With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, welcoming families since 1846. Lake Compounce has ten cozy catering pavilions and plenty of room to host your next birthday, party, family reunion, and corporate event! Lake Compounce combines unique and exciting thrill rides and coasters for all ages with a full-sized water park—all for one low price. As the park continues to delight families from all around the New England area and beyond, the balance of evolution and tradition continues to play an important role at the nation’s first amusement park.

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Holiday Lights

It has been a long time since we went to Lake Compounce, since we do not have children in the house anymore. I really wanted to go see the lights there. We got there early, around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
ROSANNE27
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Durham, Connecticut
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Compounce is the oldest continually operating, classic old amusement park! With several old amusement including the restored Trolley ride, the Loof Carousel and the PTC Wildcat coaster. However our favorite is the newer coaster, Boulder Dash! We as a family have been on over 80 coasters across America and vote this coaster #2! Knoebels Pheonix takes top spot. Boulder... More 

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Thank Eagle-Eye24
SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Eagle-Eye24, thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoy frequenting the park and enjoying the new attractions as well as the older ones. Let us know if your eldest child lands the golf ball on the green! We can't wait to see you all in the park this summer! If you love Boulder... More 

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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We visited lake compounce over the summer and it was over crowded. Half the rides were shut down including water rides which means the lines were long. We waited 2 hours for the log flume ride. Totally NOT worth it. The price to enter the park is outrages for what you get. The only perk was the free water/soda. We... More 

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Durham, Connecticut
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It has been a long time since we went to Lake Compounce, since we do not have children in the house anymore. I really wanted to go see the lights there. We got there early, around 3:30 pm and I am glad we did, because it got crowded very shortly afterward. Sadly, there were only a few rides that adults... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I went to Lake Compounce for Holiday Lights and had a good time. It was great for families and especially smaller kids. Also loved that they had food trucks there, too!

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Plainville, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went to Holiday Lights this year! Had a great time. The weather was unseasonably warm so the park was super crowded. But still fun to see all the Holiday Lights with the Family. Mostly only kiddie rides and the train ride was open. No big rides open for December. Food was expensive but that is not what we were there... More 

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Thank Heather E
SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Heather! Thank you so much for visiting and for letting us be a part of your holiday season this year! We hope you make it a family tradition for years to come. More 

East Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My vist to Lake Compounce is one which was full of surprises. The varieties of entertaining Roller Coasters & Thrill Rides namely: Rev-O-Lution, Sky Coaster, Wipeout, Zoomerang, just to mention a few was a sight to behold. I would really love to visit again soon for another thriller come next summer.

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Thank mymuus2010
SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi mymuus2010! You flatter us with your kind words, but nonetheless we thank you for them Next year is sure to be a promising summer with us getting a new roller coaster called the Phobia Phear Coaster! Check out our website for more information on Phobia and on how you cold be one of the first to ride it! More 

Walden, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The Haunted Graveyard Review I was fortunate enough this October to visit The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut for the 1st time. Robert Besaw one of the managers at The Haunted Graveyard was kind enough to give my photographer and myself a daylight behind the scenes tour of the attraction, which is a series of connected haunted... More 

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Thank Ronnie L
SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

hi Ronnie! Thank you so much for this very detailed review! We appreciate the time you took to travel to the Haunted Graveyard and are pleased to hear how satisfied you were. Scare you next year? Hope so! More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Excellent activities & rides for children. Much to do , so plan for a whole day! Was really enjoyable for both the kids & us Adults chaperoning them.

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Thank Tex P
SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Tex, We're so happy to hear that you and the kids enjoyed Holiday Lights last year! Did you know we are adding a 100-ft tree to our plaza this year?! Yes 100-ft! We hope to see you and the kids again this year! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Arrived with some difficulty (GPS) - but a phone call to Michael and he guided us back! As we are here late in Oct - we had the choice of the park!! Great large sites - we have a 35' motorhome with a toad...and loads of room. Very pretty area - especially this time of year. Nice to have 50... More 

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Thank MBstretch2013
SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi MBstretch2013, Thank you for visiting Bear Creek Campground! We're so happy to know you enjoyed your time here during our last month of the season. We look forward to seeing you next year! More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I've been getting season passes for the last 3 years, The haunted graveyard scares me every time. Soo much better than that one at the other park in Massachusetts .Haven't had time to try camping there yet, but drove through the campground and it looks very nice and clean. Kids love the water park in the summer.

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Thank Jesslynne0503
SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about Haunted Graveyard! We will save a spot for your family at Bear Creek Campground next summer! More 

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