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Salem Willows Amusement Park

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Address: 165 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-745-0251
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A Full afternoon of fun with my Grandson!

The arcade was the most fun, followed by fishing off the pier, and then exploring the rocks to the south of the beach. The popcorn bars will always be a special old fashion treat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sandy R
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Middleton, Massachusetts, United States
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Advertised as an amusement park but nothing more than an old arcade with games, what looks like greasy food stands. The only saving grace is that it's located on the site of a lovely park and dock

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Massachusetts
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place on the water to visit but it could use more cleaning for sure. Great views and area to walk around. There are benches to sit and look out over the ocean and a pier to walk out on. Nice place to spend some time in the evening.

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Thank GaryWT
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park have beautiful 200 yr old white willow trees. This park will be ideal for date, kids, and teenagers. If you are looking for a place to spend the day on a budget this will be ideal. You can bring coolers, blankets, board games, jumping ropes, football, etc for picnic. In addition, they have a variety of arcade games;... More 

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Thank ButterfLynn7
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has enjoyed visiting this park for years. It has beautiful scenery, couple of beach areas, arcades, ice cream & food shops as well as mini golf, basketball ball & tennis courts & you can rent kayaks or take a ferry to surrounding islands. Great place to spend a hot weekend day with family. Location has plenty of shade,... More 

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Thank Alexandra M
Middleton, Massachusetts, United States
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The arcade was the most fun, followed by fishing off the pier, and then exploring the rocks to the south of the beach. The popcorn bars will always be a special old fashion treat. Don't expect big rides here, just a few small ones and an old carousel. It is on the water with a nice breeze and view. Except... More 

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Thank Sandy R
Swansea, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live about an hour and a half away, but my grandparents used to live in neighboring Peobody and I would spend many summer days and nights here. Willows is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for me and now my own two children enjoy coming here. many times we will take a day trip here to enjoy the kiddie... More 

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Thank Jackdancer
lawton ok
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love EW Hobbs popcorn and taffy! The clams shop is incredible. We enjoyed walking beneath the willows and out to the pier. The arcade is reasonably priced and gives better than average prizes. This is an incredibly special place to our family and we enjoy it every time we come to visit.

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Thank Britt1025
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So Salem Willows have been around for two hundred years. It was originally an area where Willows trees were planted for patients at a nearby smallpox hospital. The trees are over 200 years old, and they add something special to this neighborhood attraction. They have the old arcade games there, and ancient pinball games to boot! Very old school attractions,... More 

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Thank John O
Sebring, Florida
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go and relax or take the kids. Amusement park and lots of grass to park your weary body. Food is available.

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Thank Judy G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is PERFECT for anyone wanting to get away and just relish in the beauty that is Salem Maritime. The harbor is peaceful and quite, the park is just the right size for kids to play, and the waterfront is an amazing spot for kids to explore! The homemade ice cream is not to be forgotten either! An arcade... More 

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