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Lake Compounce

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Address: 186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT 06010-7493
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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For someone out of state checking this place out was a surprise. I did not expect it to be anywhere near as good as a Six Flags or a big chain. This place surprised me "Boulder... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Muhammad A
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For someone out of state checking this place out was a surprise. I did not expect it to be anywhere near as good as a Six Flags or a big chain. This place surprised me "Boulder Dash" was thrilling and can satisfy any big rider. I must come back and try the new rides. Great fun

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

WOAH! Thank you so much for that amazing compliment and wonderful review! We are so thrilled that you visited us from out of state and we have exceeded your expectations! We cannot wait to have you back, hopefully you were able to ride Phobia as well! More 

Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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14 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I highly recommend The Haunted Graveyard. It was well put together and the guides were very professional. The attractions are very scary and it took a good length of time to go through. One recommendation before you go is to take Airborne or some other immune booster. My husband and I came down with a very nasty flu after attending.

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

HI! thank you for coming to visit us and write a 4 star review for us! We are happy to hear you had a great time, aside from getting a cold! Hope you are feeling better! We will see you soon for Holiday Lights! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Lake compounce was actually better than a lot of amusement park that I been to. For 40 dollars or so you can't stay there the whole day and have fun.

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

YAY! thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to write a review for us! We are thrilled to hear you had a great time and made some unforgettable memories with us! See you soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Let me start off by saying that since 2012 til present I've made lake compounce and the surrounding area my home on 4th of July week every year and my family and I love it.i have never really had any complaints the food isn't bad the staff is friendly.but this past year when we went I was extremely disappointed to... More 

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Megan! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! We actually had the fireworks on Saturday July 2nd, two days before the 4th. We wanted people to be able to enjoy them and most people are able to attend on a weekend night. We are happy to hear you and your family enjoy Lake Compounce... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

There are Bees all over though but all in all the place is fairly nice with friendly staff and good foods

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to give us a review! Thanks for noticing how friendly our staff is and how good our food is! Hope to see you soon! More 

Springfield
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We go every year to the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce and I look forward to it every year. They put a lot of thought into it and they change it up a little every year so it isn't just the same thing over and over. We always get a combo ticket so we can ride the roller coasters also.... More 

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

WOAH! Thank you for the amazing, perfect review! We look forward to having you back every year for The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce and we are beyond thrilled that you enjoyed yourself again this year! We hope you were able to ride Phobia during your most recent visit! It's beautiful this time of year! More 

Bristol, Connecticut
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a good place for locals and visitors! The park has gone under some upgrades, which are nice but the place is still being run by kids. The food is generally ok - except if there is a crowd, or it's empty, or if it's a Tuesday...hmm...I'd bring your own food and take advantage of the free soda! It's... More 

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 4 star review Heather! We definitely agree, the season passes are worth getting so you can visit us from May through December! We are happy to hear that you enjoy the FREE Pepsi products all day every day :) More 

Binghamton, New York
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We went to the Halloween Graveyard at Lake Compounce this past weekend. This incredible event is only on the weekends in October. Paid extra (on-line) for the express pass - you get to jump to the front of the line at a specified time. Sure glad we did, because without it, we would have waited at least 90 minutes or... More 

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time at The Haunted Graveyard! The express pass was actually a FREE add on when tickets were purchased before September 30th, so you saved $5 and received the FREE express pass :) I will pass your review on to the actors, I am sure they would be thrilled... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Witnessed staff using profanity over the loud speaker while families and children were present. Disgusting behavior - will NEVER come back - neither should YOU

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The restaurant was disgusting. I saw a dirty diaper on a table. Crumbs all over the place and my brother couldn't find his name on the keychains.

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

We are sorry your visit with us did not live up to expectations. We will look into the restaurant situation, and we will also let our retail manager know about the lack of names on keychains. More 

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