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Midway State Park

4859 Route 430, Bemus Point, NY 14712-9638
+1 716-386-3165
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A great family attraction for young ages

We visited today and found it fantastic for our 6 year old son. Very well priced and a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew P
Bendigo, Australia
Old Fashioned Fun!

Brought our 2 & 5 year old boys here and it was a lot of fun! Lots of rides for them to enjoy. $15... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buffalo, NY
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Our 2016 Pricing, Operational Calendar and other information is available on our webpage and our our facebook page. Please note that on all normal operating days, the rides close from 3-3:30 pm; the arcade and concessions will remain open during this time. Located on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake, Midway State Park is a family treasure. Originally established in 1898 as a trolley park, Midway State Park is one of the oldest continually operating amusement parks in the nation. The first owners of the park constructed playing fields, tennis courts, bath houses and a dance hall to entice customers to ride the trolley on weekends. In 1915, a new building was constructed with a kitchen, a large dining room and space for dancing and roller skating. Today, this building is home to a museum, gift shop, concession stands and other facilities. Midway State Park continues to offer the same family friendly atmosphere that visitors have come to love. Patrons can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play a game of mini golf, take a spin on the tilt-a whirl, ride the go-karts and bumper boats or watch their children enjoy themselves on the many kiddie rides. And, while some may prefer to relax while enjoying an old fashioned candy apple or cotton candy, others can test their skills at classic midway games. Several picnic shelters are available for family reunions and company picnics. Accessible by the waters of Chautauqua Lake, Midway also is a great place for fishing and free docking is offered for day visitors. Household pets only, must be caged or on a leash no more than 6 feet and have proof of rabies inoculation. No pets in public buildings or in the amusement area.
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4859 Route 430, Bemus Point, NY 14712-9638
+1 716-386-3165
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited today and found it fantastic for our 6 year old son. Very well priced and a lot of things to do. Would recommend this for everyone with younger children.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought our 2 & 5 year old boys here and it was a lot of fun! Lots of rides for them to enjoy. $15 for a kids wristband to ride unlimited (of most rides). GoKarts and a few other things were additional cost. They are...More

Thank buffalogirl31
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer of these type of parks around. Where else can you take the kiddie's for rides their size without paying a megabuck for each individual. Kudos to the state for attempting to keep this place going. Small, but enjoyable selection...More

Thank Russ S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Cute amusement park for the young ones right on the lake. The only downside is there is not a lot of shade around the rides so put sunscreen on the kids. The ride attendants were extremely friendly & helpful. Tips: Concessions are cash only with...More

1  Thank ABC10XYZ
Reviewed 5 July 2017

we try to take the grand kids there whenever they visit - over an hour's drive, but well worth it. check the schedule, as they are closed certain days. staff has always been helpful,and for us, never has been crowded - very reasonable tickets/bands, for...More

1  Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great for kids of the younger ages, but very quaint and lots of fun for children. Great views of the lake ... has a great carousel, a fun rollercoaster, snacks, and more.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Our nephews loved Midway State Park - the rides are classics and everything is designed for the younger child. Midway is very clean and all the rides appear well maintained and in excellent shape. Recommend!

Thank denver60
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I remember places like this, scaled for children, from when I was young in the 1950s. This must be one of the few amusement parks that still offer you that experience. Everything was originally scaled for kids and it still is. Our grandkids loved it.More

Thank Bruce H
Marla C, Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

We're happy to hear your grandchildren enjoyed the park! We wanted to share that it's far more historical than the 1950s though! Midway has been in continuous operation since 1898 making it the 6th oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country! The majority of...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016

I went to Midway with my two young kids, wife, and parents and had an excellent day out for the last day of the season. It is well priced and a great atmosphere for young children. The rides are classic and my kids loved them....More

1  Thank Bigjohn998
Marla C, Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Glad to hear you had a great day at Midway! "Not much has changed"... Midway is still proudly operating the majority of our rides that were installed in the 1950s era. We are constantly maintaining & overhauling rides to keep them maintained and safe for...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

Here is the problem at Midway Park, which I discussed with supervisor who doesn't really care in person, You buy The all day kids pass. Great deal you think. That is your first mistake. If they are not tall enough they can hardly ride anything...More

1  Thank Joyce P
Marla C, Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Midway is dedicated to maintaining the safety of our historic rides for the riders, which is why we do the second safety check at 3:00 pm - Thank you so much for understanding and appreciating that!! However, we also enforce all manufacturer's ride height restrictions...More

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Lisa P
14 August 2015|
Response from snowbird745 | Reviewed this property |
Height requirements are listed at each ride that has limits. Measuring the child height can be done at the ticket counter where there are height measurement tables posted on the building.