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Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

Sylvan Beach, NY
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: A small, family-run amusement park offering an antique teacup ride.
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Windsor, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Sylvan beach is a nice one day get away for families looking to entertain their kids. They have a nice amusement park with kiddie rides and lots of fun for older kids too. The beach is nice as well. The town has some restaurants and ice came shops where you can grab something to eat. The parking is cheap, we... More

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Utica, New York, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've been to plenty of amusement parks to know what to expect and it's unfortunate that the amusement park at Sylvan Beach is in obvious need of some TLC - and I'm not just talking about a fresh coat of paint. Dilapidated buildings, cobwebs, (certainly not for decoration) and leery-looking rides didn't exactly make me want to jump into anything... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

When the parks not open they have restaurants and a flea market and beautiful scenery. The amusement parks great for the kids, even we had fun playing the games and just looking at the lake.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Childrens amusement rides ...Centuries old which we dont mind its all very cute but alot of it seems dirty, you know like noone has used it in months... little tots still loved it.they have a tiny ferries wheel that is very cute. Its has no shade so if its super sunny, seats get really hot. Rest of the park is... More

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Clermont, Florida
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229 reviews 229 reviews
36 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

When of the kast renaining historic parks of it's kind. 100 years ago most lake communities had one. Sits on the bank of Oneida Lake. They have a great sandy beach. No admission to park, but unless you find a free spot on the street, they do charge a small fee for parking, mostly because of the beach. Nice place... More

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fishkill, ny
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great place to visit if you have little kids. They have a lot of rides, food, and mini golf. I love walking through the park because it is really nice right on the lake and near the entrance to the village. It is reputedly haunted and Ghost Hunters filmed an episode there. They got an old-fashioned shooting... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

I went for their 4th of July fireworks show and it was meh. To start with the water at the beach was cloudy, green, gross and smelled like a kiddy pool (which is to say a giant piss pot.) There were tons of Mosquitos and the rides at the amusement park were too rickety for me to set foot on.... More

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Watertown, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is a nice place to spend a day away from the city and enjoy Oneida lake which is one of the best lakes in the country for fishing. It is a quiet and friendly place with the little amusement park mostly for kids which I would say is a plus. There is a parking fee of $1 each hour... More

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Rochester, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I love old amusement parks. I travel miles and miles to see quaint, historic places that exude happy childhood memories. Sylvan Beach has some of that. A handful of rickety but nostalgic 1960's era rides - mostly colorful metal structures designed to be portable. A couple of real gems - an ancient metal carousel with an odd menagerie of creatures,... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park is a small place on Lake Sylvan, just off the NY Thruway. This park has a nice little assortment of classic rides that are not found in many modern parks. At first glance, they may look a bit dated, but they all are in great working shape and seem well-maintained, although old. I prefer the term... More

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