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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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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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Summer Picnic

We had a nice day for our company picnic. The weather was the best! Thank goodness because if it hadn't been, the walk to the catering pavilions would have been terrible as it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bernadette S
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a nice day for our company picnic. The weather was the best! Thank goodness because if it hadn't been, the walk to the catering pavilions would have been terrible as it's quite a distance from the area where you park. The food was OK - burgers, dogs regular cook out sort of fare. Nice little ice cream novelties... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Totally worth it for the summer season. The pass is $55 so in 2 visits you're already saving money. Great rides, polite staff, and a good day. Eat lunch before you go and grab a snack in the afternoon so you don't have to spend a fortune on food. Great day with the kids.

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Thank Jess V
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited with 2 other families with kids ranging from 7-15. There was plenty to do for everyone but the 2 new attractions that brought us there were closed🙁 Some of the rides need updating and the kids working the rides need better training. In addition, the splash park for the kids was also not working which didn't really bother... More 

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Bronx, NY
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're looking for a nice getaway with a lake AND amusement park rides, then go to Lake Compounce! Great for the kids. FREE SODA!!!!!!!!!!! Great price for what you get and it's not too far from NYC!

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Deer Park, New York
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here last Saturday with my two nephews. My two nephews like rides but not big ones like at 6 flags, so we figured this place was perfect. Park is well maintained and has a lot of variety of rides. My nephews loved the wave pool and the rapids. They take safety very seriously. The only two reasons I... More 

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Thank Aaron20152016
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for writing a review for us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the FREE Pepsi products all day and your nephew had a great time in the wave pool and on the rapids! You got it right! Safety is our #1 priority! Our ride attendant on Twister speaks to each group individually to ensure safety while... More 

NJ
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175 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small very beautiful park. Went to ride Boulder dash since it has a reputation. Great ride but I think a little overrated. Also it's very rough The staff at the park were all amazingly friendly and very helpful. Love the fact that it's free drinks all day.

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

Thank you for writing a review for us! Wonderful to hear that our staff was friendly and helpful and that you enjoyed the free drinks all day :) see you soon! More 

Middletown, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here every summer. Nothing ever changes drastically but it's still a great place to hang out with friends and catch up on rides you have missed. Wild Cat and Boulder Dash give just enough scare with their drops, but not enough where it gives you anxiety. Always a great place to hang out on a summer day.

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Thank Mmanzione133
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi! thank you for the 5 star review. Happy to hear that Lake Compounce is the place you hang out with your friends! And extremely happy to hear that you keep coming back every summer! Thank you for your continued support and loyalty :) More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone to Lake Compounce many times and it continues to be one of our favorite places to bring our son age 7. We highly recommend Lake Compounce to any family with young kids and teenagers. It is a very well run amusement park!

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We cannot express how grateful we are for the 5 star review, and your continued loyalty to Lake Compounce! See you in the park soon! More 

Winsted, Connecticut
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A classic amusement park. rides are all updated. its pricey but well worth it to keep a family busy for a entire day. good range of areas for all ages. very packed in summer months with long lines - best to start your day early or even better in the off season when kids are still in school.

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Thank mbhoakct76
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a review for us! And thank you for giving us 5 stars!! We really appreciate it! See you soon! More 

Burlington, VT
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of mixed reviews, so I went with low expectations. We really enjoyed ourselves. Life guards are extremely safety focused! Yes, they are strict about rules but it's better than dead children any day of the week. Ride attendants are very enthusiastic and friendly, asking how you are enjoying the day and wishing you you a good rest of the... More 

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

WOAH! thank you for the 5 star review. We appreciate that you took a chance on us and had the time of your life! So happy to hear our staff was friendly and kind and took the time to ask about the time you were having in the park! We have a great team in place to provide outstanding customer... More 

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