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Midway State Park

4859 Route 430, Bemus Point, Ellery, NY 14712-9638
+1 716-386-3165
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Bring fun back with the basics

For a couple hours in the afternoon and a handful of ride tickets, my teens had some fun. Bumper... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pinkyknowsnaples
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Naples, Florida
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Expensive!

We took our two year old grandson today. $20 for a wristband even for a two year old. Very few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jerdz
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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Our Pricing, Operational Calendar and other information is available on our webpage and 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. 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 or watch their children enjoy themselves on the many kiddie rides. And, while some may prefer to relax while enjoying a cotton candy or ice cream, others can test their skills at classic midway games.
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4859 Route 430, Bemus Point, Ellery, NY 14712-9638
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a couple hours in the afternoon and a handful of ride tickets, my teens had some fun. Bumper cars, tilt a Whirl, go karts. Just FYI Go karts are extra money tickets, $5 a ride. Great for the little ones with a train, slide...More

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Marla C, Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear you had a great visit and the staff were responsive with our arcade; those classic games are hard to keep running! Definitely check our schedule on our website as we are closed Mondays and Tuesdays. And just one correction, except for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our two year old grandson today. $20 for a wristband even for a two year old. Very few rides and the train was not running. $7.50 for a plain hot dog and $8.50 for a slice of pizza yikes 😳More

Thank jerdz
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Marla C, Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Unfortunately, much to our dismay as well, our train went down that date with an engine problem. We do anticipate it being fixed shortly. Typically, a 2 year-old, under 42", is $9 Wed-Fri and $11 Sat-Sun with the hours of 12-7 pm. However, 7/7/18 was...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I remember as a kid we would go to Midway for my Dads’s company picnic back in the 70’s. The rides were awesome and I remember the BBQ chicken the marinade was so delicious. I thinks it was sklars or skylers. Do they still do...More

4  Thank _josanden
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Marla C, General Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

John, So glad we are part of your fun memories! The food stands are now operated by a concessionaire on contract. Unfortunately, BBQ chicken is not on their standard menu. However, they will do individual catering and have done BBQ chicken in that capacity before....More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I recently brought my family to this wonderful park, and I would be giving it five stars if it weren’t for one thing. First off, let me say this is the perfect place to bring the little ones. The rides are not too big or...More

3  Thank juniebjones64
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Marla C, Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to hear you and your children enjoyed your trip to our park! Thank you for sharing your concerns about the food pricing and staffing. Our food concession is run by an outside vendor (Ready About Sailing) who won the contract through the open...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Young children would probably appreciate this place the most. There is a train, cute little boats and a Carlisle ride with vintage horses. I came here with my mom and my teen daughter. She loved the mini golf and the vintage arcade. You have to...More

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Took our four year old grandchildren here for a day this summer. We were heroes! The rides are the same as 60 years ago. They are well maintained and clean. It's very affordable, lines are short, and small enough for little kids to walk around...More

Thank 401crusher
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Went there with my brother and his wife and their 6 yr old. Really enjoyed it. It's an amusement park set up for children and not adults. About 2 rides adults can do. Did one and was excellent. Fun to watch my nephew on mini...More

Thank jillpearce63
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 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

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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
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Lisa P
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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.
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