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Address: 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT
Phone Number: +1 860-583-3300
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Description: 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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Great fun for a hot humid day

Awesome place to go when the weather is hot and humid. Start in the am with the rides (be sure to hit Boulder Dash first to avoid lines later on). Then hit the water park and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, CT has about 40 attractions; however, thesre is two traditional wooden roller coasters, a must to anyone who likes wooden coasters. There is the Boulder Dash, a coaster that reaches speed of 60 mph+. There is also the tradtional coaster called Wildcat. This ride reaches speed of 44 mph and has a 68 ft.... More 

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Connecticut, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Awesome place to go when the weather is hot and humid. Start in the am with the rides (be sure to hit Boulder Dash first to avoid lines later on). Then hit the water park and lazy river at the hottest part of the day. Food is typical amusement park food and soda is FREE all day. Tons of fun... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a medium size amusement park. It has numerous rides for little kids and older kids too. The water park is pretty cute also. It is not Disney World but it is much cheaper and there are a lot of things to keep the family busy for the entire day.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went with 4 year old granddaughter and 6 year old grandson (and their parents. A grand time had by all. LOTS of water things for a really hot summer day.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I went here recently for the first time. I live about an hour away and had never been to the park. The one reason I went was to ride Boulder Dash, named as the best wooden coaster in the world. Well Boulder Dash did not fail to bring excitement. The lift hill goes up the mountain and the ride itself... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I went to Lake Compounce in Bristol Connecticut on a Thursday. To avoid crowds and traffic.The place was clean, Friendly and very pictureque. Historically its the oldest Amusement park in the United states. It also has one of the fastest top ranked wooden Roller coasters in the Country. Located in the shadow of ESPN , it has... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was great to return back to a childhood favorite after more than 10 years. It was expectedly crowded, Sunday afternoon. We had a good time and wish we brought some waterproof bags to protect our camera phones so we could go on the water rides. Luckily, we live close by. Wish the price was cheaper though.

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Bellmore, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited earlier in the summer ( late June ). We bought a season pass due to the fact that we wanted to come back later in the summer and we wanted to see the laser light show which didn't start until July. We then planned a trip for late August. As per the pamphlet we obtained from the park... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We have visited once each summer for a number of years. As one of the oldest continuously operating amusement parks in the nation, it is not only classic and historic, it is also quite modern. "Boulder Dash" is a must for any roller coaster enthusiast! Free Pepsi products with every admission; all you want at multiple locations throughout. Lake Compounce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The oldest Amusement center in America! Hosting two historical and award winning roller coasters. Excellent rides for the whole family of all ages. Free soda stations located all through the park, game prices very high but food prices are average for tourist attractions. a variety of food selections, Potato Patch has largest portions for money. The water park is the... More 

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