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Salem Willows Amusement Park

165 Fort Ave, Salem, MA 01970-5741
+1 978-745-0251
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Nice getaway from the city!

On a hot Summer's day, it was good to get out of the city and head up North to Salem Willows... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
A Relaxing Place with Awesome Views Yet Sadly Littered and Rundown!

Yesterday while I waited for my daughter to finish here college orientation at SSU, I meandered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“chop suey” (19 reviews)
“skee ball” (15 reviews)
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165 Fort Ave, Salem, MA 01970-5741
+1 978-745-0251
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a hot Summer's day, it was good to get out of the city and head up North to Salem Willows! Complete with concession stands and arcades, this nice little place by the water hits the spot!

Thank 276michaelm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday while I waited for my daughter to finish here college orientation at SSU, I meandered over to this park to relax and find shade from a very very hot day. Salem is a historic fascinating harbor town. I expected this park that raves of...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My favorite spot in Salem...I love willow trees and this place is "other-worldly". Be transported back to the turn of the century....The 19th Century! Great place to walk near the ocean, see the sights and enjoy great soft-serve ice cream.

2  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Large park with few take out and eat in restaurants. Couple of arcades. Rides for small kids. Beach area and fishing. There is a place to rent Kayaks. They have boat trips. Large willow trees,hence the name. Lot of picnic tables and benches.

1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have been going here for years, as I lived in Salem. Even, when we visit, it is always a necessary spot to go get some peace, enjoy some great food, and just watch the boats and ocean. There is a small beach there as...More

Thank April Rose H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

There are no longer any rides except the beautiful carousel, maybe the boats for small tots and mini golf (there use to be a small roller coaster and a tilt-a-whirl long ago). There are also TWO arcades with the ever awesome Ski-Ball, some fantastic vintage...More

1  Thank Alpaca123
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Been here in summer and its full of activities. On winter its really cold and all the attractions are closed.

Thank Stefanie G
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Beautiful spot to bring a picnic and sit on the lawn overlooking the water, or just stroll around. Not sure about the rides these days, since my children are older. But a trip isn't complete without a chop suey sandwich (yes you read that right.)...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Salem Willows gets some bad reviews for being 'rundown' but those in the know are happy to find this place completely unchanged year after year. And there's nothing wrong with enjoying a little slice of history. Parking is totally free if you park up on...More

1  Thank Sara L
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It's definitely run down, but a little piece of me loves that it hasn't changed in the 30 years I've been visiting! It definitely feels like home when I return.

1  Thank Unlucky86
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is the park open today
19 April 2017|
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Response from April Rose H | Reviewed this property |
The park is always open, but the arcades and eateries have different schedules.
Considering a weekday visit here. Any tips for best parking?
24 July 2016|
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Response from John O | Reviewed this property |
During the weekday shouldn't be bad for parking. There's metered parking in front of the arcades and shops. But there's also parking by the park, it's free. Can't go wrong.
Do the machines take tokens or quarters?
15 June 2016|
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Response from janet a | Reviewed this property |
tokens there are machine to exchange bills