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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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Alwaysfun place to go

Rings back so many memories from when I was a kid,a lot has changed but there is so much that still remains the same :the old wooden roller coaster..my father rode it when he was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
donna b
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Berlin, Connecticut
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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a lot of rides at the amusement park. The water park is nice for little ones. Over 16 should stay away. Admission is too high for a small park. I was very disappointed with how many attractions were closed. We counted 10 total and the web site only notified us of one. That being told it appears the big... More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Started out OK then the bees came and at every drink station they were swarming all over the place. Took my granddaughter on the log ride only to be told after the fact that there were no pictures Yet they would not let you take one. Had a fried dough which was over cooked and hard as a rock the... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rings back so many memories from when I was a kid,a lot has changed but there is so much that still remains the same :the old wooden roller coaster..my father rode it when he was a kid (and I am59)the carousel is still there and the scrambler and the train and the lake and now they have all the water... More 

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Thank donna b
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a family trip to Lake Compounce this past Sunday. We opted to get the lounge chairs for $29.99 which was a great price and the location was right near the wave pool great location!! Only problem was the BEES they were everywhere annoying EVERYWHERE!! Lake Compounce gives free soda but it seems like they NEVER clean the area.... More 

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Thank dgiordano531
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you had a disappointing visit. The announcement for Clipper Cove being down has been on our website since it has been closed. It is on the top of our home page. We are aware of the bee situation, and we are doing what we can to combat them without doing any harm to the creatures.... More 

Long Island, NY
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went this weekend with our children ages 4,11, and 14. We went for 2 days. All three had a blast. Park was very reasonable. Free soda was a plus. Rides were great especially the roller coasters. Yes and stated in other reviews, the bees were pretty bad. My 14 got stung will eating. I would not recommend going near... More 

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Thank lori73
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Lori! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! We are so happy to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time at Lake Compounce! We are sorry to hear about the bee problem, we are aware of it and are doing everything we can to combat it without harming the bees. So... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off: make sure you put the GPS to the Lake Compounce Parking Lot. If you just pick Lake Compounce, you'll be 10 minutes away from where you need to be. We (4 adults, 3 kids - 14, 10 and 4) stopped here on our way home from PA (to MA) as a way to break up the ride some.... More 

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Thank Folloni1117
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us on your way home. We are sorry to hear you didn't have an enjoyable time. We have been working with google to correct their directional issues. It has been a long process, but we have reached out to them extensively throughout the summer season to have their issue corrected. Hopefully it will get taken care... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

(Warning.. Vivid description ahead.) I come here every now and then with my family, consisting of my mom, younger sister, and older brother. This year I took my boyfriend with us. We hadn't been in a while. On the down side, the water areas smelt like dirty diapers, kids were rude and running around, even when told not to, bees... More 

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

Hi! We are so glad to hear that you always have a wonderful time when you visit us, and we love that your boyfriend had a great time as well! Sorry you felt the changing area was not clean, towards the middle to end of August most of our seasonal staff go back to college and we are left with... More 

Connecticut
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to finally go to lake compounce before kids returned to school. Place is ok very crowded some rides not working. Seemed safe in the water park section and there are lifeguards are walking around. Food was pretty good considering it was an amusement park. Dry ride area is ok not much for my taste but it was ok because... More 

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Thank My2bratzs
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to write a review for us. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food and felt the park was safe. We are sorry to hear you felt the pace was crowded and you are not sure if you would return. We think you should check us out for The Haunted Graveyard and/or... More 

Trumbull, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good day trip. The park has short hours, which I thought was odd for August. The park is very clean and has both waterpark and traditional rides. However, the lines are very, very long. Best to bring change of clothes and rent a locker so you can be dry later for the "dry rides." You cannot bring food/drink in the... More 

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Thank motherof22016
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for writing us a review! And thank you for noticing how clean our park is! We are aware of the bee situation, we are constantly thinking of new ways to eliminate the issue without harming any of the bees. We love offering FREE Pepsi products to our guests all day every day, We don't want to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to this park for more years than I care to admit. We always have fun and my favorite ride for many years has been Boulder Dash. I did not have the chance to visit last year but was excited that my two youngest were now of age and size to ride BD. It is a unique... More 

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

Hi Heather! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and visit with your family at Lake Compounce! We can assure you Boulder Dash is 100% safe, it is inspected daily and would not operate if our team felt it was not 100% safe. Safety is our number 1 priority, as well as guest satisfaction. We... More 

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