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Sideshows by the Seashore

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Address: 1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2816
Phone Number: 718-372-5159
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1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This sideshow has the usual sword-swallower and bed-of-nails artist, plus...

This sideshow has the usual sword-swallower and bed-of-nails artist, plus other unique players.

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So wonderfully different and unexpected

We had no clue what we were about to walk into. We came at just the right time, just the right night. As we lost our traveling group, we made sure to keep them updated as we went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Christian B
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København
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København
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had no clue what we were about to walk into. We came at just the right time, just the right night. As we lost our traveling group, we made sure to keep them updated as we went along. This is some of the updates we sent them: "So far, we have been invited in by numerous lightly dressed women,... More 

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Thank Christian B
Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Went to check out the sideshow while at coney island. The show costs about ten bucks and is in a small room. There were three performers all of who had great energy and really engaged the crowd. There was a man swallowing a sword, a lady dancing with a snake and another guy who would place screws in his nose.... More 

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Ukraine
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92 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It's a old dead side show building but it has character and maybe you will find a guy vending fake cigs.

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Thank King Z
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

It is fun to see the sideshows and play the various games along the front of the seashore. One can purchase a one-of-a-kind ices there. I believe it is open seasonally so check before going in the winter. Summertime is the best season to visit.

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Thank estherp618
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I would not go out of the way to see this place, unless you find the subject matter fascinating. It would be much more worthwhile if a freak show performance is scheduled for the museum, but unfortunately out timing did not permit this. They had one of those old-school peepshow contraptions that uses stop motion (where you put a penny... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

If you go to coneyisland you really have to go see sideshow or the burlesque shows. The side shows run every day and the burlesque shows are thurs and fri nights. There not really high end but the entertainment is top rate and really worth seeing if you go at night you'll have to deal with the hipsters but that's... More 

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Plainview, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

What an amazing show! Have been there 3 times and it never gets old! Cast members are great entertainers and have true talent. Don't want to describe too much as the mystery is part of the excitement! The show is good for all ages even though tripadvisor.com only allows one choice out of 6.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Though Hurricane Sandy did a number on the building and exhibits, Coney Island Museum has persevered - I took a banner painting class there in the summer of 2013 and it was a life-changing experience! The sideshow was amazing, and I got to see a bit of the instruction in sword-swallowing etc. for those a bit braver than I was.

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Thank valnieman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This show was the main reason for us to visit Coney Island, and it didn't let us down. We absolutely loved everything about this experience! The show was freaky enough for my friend to pass out during the first act, but good enough that she still wanted to stay:) Go on, you won't regret it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

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