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Lake Compounce

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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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Most recent review
Great time

We visited for Halloween. What a great park and what a great hainted attraction. One of the best in the northeast. The rides aren't the best and it's quite small but definately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Samkidd666
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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Waterbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited for Halloween. What a great park and what a great hainted attraction. One of the best in the northeast. The rides aren't the best and it's quite small but definately worth the trip.

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Bristol, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This is an old amusement park but all remodeled. It has a lot entertainment for the whole family. It worth the money you pay. I love it. Every year I get the season passes which are really a good deal for people who live near by.

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Conternura75, Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you love Lake Compounce just as much as we do. Have you thought about upgrading your season passes to Platinum passes? You’ll get all the same fun with twice the perks! More 

Bristol
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very clean park that is well laid out. Great rides. It gets busy like all amusement parks, but a lot less hectic than 6 flags. Also has a great haunted graveyard in October.

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi TommyPBristol! Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here with us, not only in the summer but for our Haunted Graveyard! We can't wait to see again this summer and October! More 

Windsor, Ontario
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Been here a couple times now, and love that little coast 'Bolder Dash' at the back of the park. What a great time.

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Lindsay, Thank you for your review! We're so glad to be able to provide a fun visit each time and Boulder Dash is definitely one of our favorites. We look forward to seeing you again this summer! More 

East Norwich, New York
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been here a few times. The park is a nice size and can easily be done in a few hours. The Free soda all day is a definite plus. The ghost hunt is great as well as the gondola ride up the mountain. Boulder Dash is unique in that it's built on the side of a mountain. The only... More 

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Aaron, Thank you for reviewing our park and being a returning customer! We are happy to be able to provide you a fun and quality experience here at Lake Compounce. Our number one priority is safety and anytime there is weather that could impact safety we act on the side of caution and close down rides that could be... More 

Hallandale Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A quality family-oriented theme park. They have great attractions, good food, prices that are somewhat reasonable. not too many local accommodations, so a better day trip than an overnight, although there are some economy hotels on Route 10 not too far away.

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Rit4CR! Thank you for taking the time to review our park! Lake Compounce truly aims to embody the idea of being a family-oriented park and we are so glad you noticed that. We have actually opened a campground last summer, providing families and friends the opportunity to lodge with us and enjoy the park, all in one experience. Thank... More 

Bristol, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

This park is conveniently located off of West/Queen St (whatever the name is at that point of the road) as is a wonderful place for kids. I wouldn't recommend season passes unless you have children, but a well kept park.

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Mike! thanks for taking the time to review Lake Compounce. Our park definitely has lots of attractions, games, shows, food, etc that appeal to adults but we do agree that this is the perfect place to visit frequently with kids. See you soon! More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Great place for all ages, great rides, food, free soda! Wonderful water park area & beach! Now there is even a campground so you can really save, one oh CT's best tourist attractions.

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review, Beverly! Have you stayed at Bear Creek yet? If so, let us know about your visit we'd love to hear your feedback! More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My son and I purchased season passes for Lake Compounce for the first time this summer and I thought I'd offer some observations if you're trying to decided between here and Six Flags for season passes. 1. Cost. Lake Compounce passes cost more than Six Flags. There are, however several advantages. First, the season parking is less expensive than Six... More 

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Joe! We really appreciate the very thorough and thoughtful review. We are sure that it will be very helpful to guests. We agree that guest service is extremely important and are so happy to hear that you recognized well trained and friendly staff. We realize that our guests have lots of different options for entertainment so we do our... More 

Bristol, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I always look forward to the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce.. It's a great start for the fall season, they have great rides and the atmosphere is perfect. If you are every in Bristol CT give it try you'll be satisfied. Oh and they give you free soda all day long..

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi mstwhite! We love the Haunted Graveyard too! If you haven't, try visiting during the summer too it is a bit warmer then:) See you soon! More 

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