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“Small nostalgic amusement area with park on the water”

Salem Willows Amusement Park
Ranked #22 of 83 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Days gone past. For those of us that can remember the nostalgia with a Merry Go Round, midways, kiddies’ rides, hot salted peanuts and salt water taffy this area was of that time. It’s still cute and a nice quiet place to visit especially to get away from the hustle and bustle as it is away from the tourist traps of Salem and the city seems to work hard at keeping the park clean for picnickers and for a green grassy area near the water to stretch out. Nice place to have something snack on, arcade games to play and just a nice quiet place to take a breather.

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is real nostalgia with a Merry Go Round, kids rides, Chop suey sandwich, pop corn and salt water taffy.
City of Salem does a great job of maintaining the park area for picnics and athletics so close to the down town area.

Thank gitter assoc
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

As a 40 something, my visit to Salem Willows was like going back in time to my childhood. Fresh taffy and popcorn with real butter (yum!) started the time warp. We then went into the arcades where they had old fashioned fortune tellers and games. And best of all were the little boats in the pool. It's a great spot to bring multiple generations for riding and eating.

1  Thank CaraMHutchins
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Have been visiting Salem for years, but never seemed to make it to the Willows. Finally did, this year. Had fun playing video games from my youth. Not a lot to do there, otherwise. The park was nice and a good place to have a bite to eat.

Thank Raven_7
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I've been going here for years. I like to walk the small pier and grounds. They have the best popcorn. I live over an hour away, but I try to get there at least a few times each summer.

Thank cwlady41
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