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The Coney Island Museum

1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2816
+1 718-372-5159
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Freak Show from Days of Yore

Totally fun - preserves Coney Island's wacky history. It's at the entrance of Coney Island and... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Ellen28
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Washington, DC
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If you like the history of Coney Island, this is the place for you!

I had heard about the Coney Island Museum but could never get there with the hours that the museum... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Justin W
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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Circus entertainment.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
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1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2816
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Totally fun - preserves Coney Island's wacky history. It's at the entrance of Coney Island and right off the subway entrance for only 5$. The experience was essentially a live show on a loop of sword swallowing, knife throwing, belly dancing, and the like. There...More

Thank Ellen28
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I had heard about the Coney Island Museum but could never get there with the hours that the museum was open, On the first beautiful day of Spring, I made a special trip tp visit the museum. I am glad I did. The museum is...More

Thank Justin W
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

A stage show consisting of sword swallowing, contortionists, and other such oddities. A fun show with a full bar.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Never been to the museum, was built in 1916 and is still in existence. Lots of interesting things to see

Thank srak43
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Needs a little more but could be an interesting place. A few old amusement pk ride pieces which is cool.

Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little historical museum. It's about $5 to enter. Staff is friendly and eager to talk about the history. Good little spot to get away from the massive beach crowd as well. Stop at the bar when you exit for a beer or 2.

Thank Angel G
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We paid to go in here it was around $5, so very cheap. It has lots of memorabilia from through out the ages of Coney. A film of past Coney & lots of interesting art & signs to look at. The staff are really helpful...More

Thank amandamonkey
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

If you want food, rides, walking, baseball, or the beach it's here. So much to do. We go for baseball and hot dogs. Lost of new rollercoaster. The charm is back.

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

On a recent visit to New York, our main intention was to visit the Coney Island museum, as well as the famous Coney Island Freak Show. After wandering the boardwalk, and back on the main street, we were greeted by the calls of a barker...More

2  Thank xdanballx
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Small but perfectly formed, the museum resides in an old restaurant building. A wide range of relics from Coney's varied history displayed in an unpretentious and informative way. Extremely helpful and knowledgable staff on hand to explain and contextualise further. The bar downstairs is friendly...More

1  Thank Andy H
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traveler33951
16 April 2016|
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Response from Andy H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the museum has its own dedicated parking but I'm pretty sure there's parking nearby.
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