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Lake Compounce

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Address: 186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT 06010-7493
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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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fun and family day

although this place was truly mobbed with people we still managed to have a great time. It's not to small and not to large. It's just right. They have plenty for the little one's... read more

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Tamara C
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Naugatuck
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Naugatuck
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

although this place was truly mobbed with people we still managed to have a great time. It's not to small and not to large. It's just right. They have plenty for the little one's and great coasters and bigger rides for the more adventure seeking. We enjoyed the water park and the security at the water park was great. They... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to get the season pass but with limited rides (some would even be closed!), not worth it. The "free" soda isn't worth it when you have to fight all the bees! Rides are limited for kids in between, too big for kids rides and too small for the rest! Overpriced food, broken and beaten rides...gave up the pass.

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Thank elinct
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The rides are great. Much different from the ones at SFNE and short lines. My girlfriend needed a hot shower due to a disability and we found great bathrooms in the water park very near our cabanas. Clean, no line, and have hot water in the showers. Our day could have been cut short but wasn't because of the fast... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry you had a less than desirable experience here. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. In the future, please bring this to our attention right away so we can look into it. We have a wonderful guest relations team and water park management team who... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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76 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We have been coming to the park every summer as a tradition and we are never disappointed. There are many things to do for all ages and it really does take an entire day to see and do everything. This long standing park is perfect for families in July/August when the water parks are refreshing and the weather is hot.

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

Hi there, thank you for giving us a 5 star review, and thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the park. We love your yearly visits and we are happy you and your family make unforgettable memories with us year after year. We will see you on May 6th :) More 

Bristol
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Fun for the whole family. If you plan on spending plenty of time at Lake Compounce you should buy a season ticket. Paying for each entry is costly. The entry ticket is good for all rides and cold drink all day.

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

THANK YOU MARION FOR THE 5 STARS! We appreciate it! We definitely agree, the season pass is the best way to get the most for your money and the most fun out of your summer! See you soon! More 

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54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We have been going here for a very long time as it's a local attractiom. The seasons schedule has changed since new owners took over a few years back. It has become harder and harder for locals to take part in the weekday enjoyment as it is hardly open on weekdays anymore which makes it inconvenient for locals. The park... More 

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

Hi! THANK YOU FOR THE 5 STARS!!! We really appreciate it, and we are extremely grateful that you and your family are beyond loyal to us. We have a lot of seasonal workers who are still at school during May and early June, and our local school systems typically run through mid June until they are out for the season... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I've made the trip down from Boston several times over the past 7 years. The park is a mixed bag with highs, lows, and plenty of average. There's some charming theming and older attractions that have stood the test of time. There are some nice surprises (like the chairlift, which surprises in more ways than one) and some history here.... More 

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

Hi there! We are pleased to hear you travel from Boston to visit our park! And thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a review for us! The rumors are TRUE we are re-tracking a large portion of Boulder Dash, as well as Wildcat! We are updating those bumpy areas to make your riding experience... More 

Bristol, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The park has something to offer everyone,swimming,rides,games water park slides arcades and much more. The setting is nestled in south mountain ridge . It's for kids of all ages from 4-94.

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Thank roxanne4403
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

THANK YOU for saying we are the best amusement park in the country! We have to agree with you here :) Also thank you for the 5 stars! we will see you in the park soon! More 

Meriden, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been here many times and I always have a great time! An awesome place to hang out in the summer and I love the haunted graveyard!

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Thank bostonhcky1
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

We love the Haunted Graveyard too! and we love the 5 star review you gave us! thank you so much! see you soon! More 

East Greenbush, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This amusement park is great for family fun! You can bring the whole family, it's not all roller coasters like other parks. There is free pepsi all day which is nice. The water parks are nice. I did find at one area, there was a height requirement where the little ones needed a life jacket, but none were available. Other... More 

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

Woah thank you for giving us a 5 star review! We are so happy that you had an excellent trip here with your company picnic, and that you enjoyed spending your day at the park! Most of the time, guests do not return the life vests to the proper places, but we sure hope the children in your party were... More 

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