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Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park

161 Brownstone Ave, Portland, CT 06480-1855
+1 866-860-0208
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Crowded beyond safety

We arrived at 10:30 am on a Thursday morning. The place was already crowded. As the hours passed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toni112950
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Different kind of water park

Our first visit to brownstone wasn’t a rousing success. Partially due to it being one of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mi682017
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South County, Rhode Island
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“zip line” (35 reviews)
“rock climbing” (16 reviews)
“bring your own” (21 reviews)
LOCATION
161 Brownstone Ave, Portland, CT 06480-1855
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+1 866-860-0208
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"zip line"
in 35 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 16 reviews
"bring your own"
in 21 reviews
"water activities"
in 7 reviews
"kids ranging"
in 3 reviews
"changing rooms"
in 6 reviews
"wear a life jacket"
in 5 reviews
"an absolute blast"
in 3 reviews
"directly across the street"
in 2 reviews
"life guards"
in 5 reviews
"great summer"
in 3 reviews
"pack a lunch"
in 3 reviews
"different activities"
in 2 reviews
"floating around"
in 2 reviews
"place is clean"
in 2 reviews
"available for purchase"
in 2 reviews
"tables and chairs"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 10:30 am on a Thursday morning. The place was already crowded. As the hours passed they just kept letting more and more people in. The activities were fun and it would have been a great day if they had limited the number...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to brownstone wasn’t a rousing success. Partially due to it being one of the busiest days of the year, and partially due to the set up of the park. It’s a cool quarry with zip lines, inflatable obstacles and slides, cliff diving,...More

1  Thank mi682017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truth.... 2 weeks ago we went here, my son got a tick, he found it and freaked out but I got it off him. Then this past saturday my daughters right side of her face went numb. She Got Bells Palsey... Doctor ran a test...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great time with kids ranging in ages 4-18 at Brownstone. The adults had a blast too. There is a lot to do and for those less adventurous, floating around and watching is fun too. We brought lunch and drinks in and...More

1  Thank Deniseny15
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place was extremely overcrowded. Waited 2 hours for a mediocre rope swing. Ziplineing lines were too long. Many hooligans were smoking weed and other things at the park. Not a family park.

4  Thank Dhdhs D
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome place went 2 time in one week absolutely amazing.. I am very happy that its only 40 min from home I will be back check videos out (The Reviewer 85)

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on a weekday ( holiday week). It was crowded but not overly so. We had 3 kids ages 6,6, and 9. They had an absolute blast. They were able to use most of the attractions ( no cliff jumping). The staff was helpful and...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We went on the 4th of July and we saw many people picnicking and it was crowded. But we bought our tickets on line in advance (recommended) filled out the waiver in advance (recommended - you can download it from the web site) and you...More

Thank MPBrooklaw
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Fun for the kids and parents. Nice to be able to play along side of them though our little ones (60lbs) were not able to go on everything. We didn’t buy any food there so can’t comment on that. Facilities/changing rooms were basic but fine....More

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Went with a few family & friends & rented floating gazebo for 1/2 the day. Ziplines were tons of fun but going on a busy day can mean very long lines. Great place to cool off & have some fun.

1  Thank Kim Y
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Marc F
14 August 2018|
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Response from Jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
I know I saw coolers on wheels
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Scott P
26 July 2018|
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Response from Nelson C | Reviewed this property |
No they will check cooler outside before entering the park.
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dnhappy
24 June 2018|
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Response from Kim Y | Reviewed this property |
I double checked with Brownstone & they don't have any age or height requirements for the park. The only thing with requirements are the zip lines which have a 50lb minimum and 250lb max. There is an activity area for young... More
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