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“okay but used to be better years ago” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Midway State Park

Midway State Park
4859 Route 430, Bemus Point, NY 14712
(716) 386-3165
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Randolph, New York
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“okay but used to be better years ago”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

took my 5 yr old and her friend to the park. I grew up going to Midway and it is not how it used to be, there used to be so many more rides and it was a lot nicer. It definitely has changed. They still had fun but not as many rides. Definitely worth it for $10 ride a rama wristband. The positive is you can bring a picnic lunch.

Visited August 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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“A midway marvel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Midway State Park as it is known today is a quaint old park located on Rt. 380; with boat docking available on Chautauqua Lake. It is between Bemus Point and Dewittville. Back in it's day it also had a great roller rink but, unfortunately is now closed. It is a great park with picnic pavilions for family gatherings overlooking Lake Chautauqua. The amusement rides are mostly geared for younger children i.e. helicopters, boats, tilt-a-whirl, a giant slide and there is a train ride for young and old to name a few. Yesterday they offered free face painting (8/11/13) and the artist was absolutely amazing. Midway still boasts a small arcade where all the games are only 25 cents to play. The carousel is in the process of being renovated back to its original state so the wooden horses are temporarily black, brown and white is color. It is a great little park for the young and old to enjoy and very safe.

Visited August 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“perfect for young kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Had a great few hours of fun here. Great value for our 5 yr old. $10 for wristband that let her ride all the rides that were appropriate for her age and size. very clean park and nice employees.

Visited August 2013
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Clairton, PA
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“Great old-time park for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is like turning back the clock to the 50s. Very nice, old-time kids' amusement park with great rides for young children. Good place for grandparents to take the grandkids. Clean and safe.

Visited May 2013
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Orlando
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“Skee Ball is still just 25 cents !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Where can you play Skee - ball for just 25 cents ? The answer is Midway Park.
Every Summer when we visit from Orlando, we go to the park and while it's not Disney World or Universal it doesn't try to be.

Midways charm is that its local, has free parking and admission and you only pay for what you want to do. You also won't wait 45 minutes for a ride like you will at Disney in Orlando or spend $ 400 bucks just to park your car and buy admission tickets for a family of 4 at Disney.

The bumper cars are a favorite of my 9 year old and he rode them like 6 times last weekend, he also climbed The Rock, rode the slide several times, and got soaked in a water balloon toss game with another kid. - yes he loved it !

The park targets younger children under 6 really for the bulk of their kids rides, so if your looking for a huge roller coasters, and Disney Characters you've come to the wrong place.

There are several picnic areas, a Carousel and they make great Curly fries, The park is now owned by New York State after decades of private ownership.

2-3 hours at Midway is more than enough and will be very easy on your pocketbook !

Visited July 2013
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