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“"Bearly" Wanted to Leave!”

Clark's Trading Post and the White Mt. Central RR
Ranked #1 of 3 Shopping in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Seasonal business. A FUN FAMILY FAVORITE! Clark's Trading Post is celebrating over 80 years of entertainment. Don't miss the 30 minute bear show, starring our trained North American Black Bears! Ride the White Mt. Central RR steam train ride through the covered bridge and into Wolfman's Territory. From late June through Labor Day be amazed by our Chinese Acrobatic Troupe. Ride a Segway, test your skills on the Climbing Tower, cool off on the Blaster Boats or take a guided tour through Merlin's Mystical Mansion or the Tuttle's Rustic House. Visit our five museum buildings on the Victorian Main Street. Your admission ticket includes all rides and shows. Get a bite to eat at the Whistle Stop Snack Bar, Pullman's Lunch or make your own sundae at the Peppermint Saloon. Browse through the Candle Shop, Maple Cabin, Kilburn's Photo Parlor, Print Shop and our Main Gift Shop. We have the largest gift shop in the White Mountains containing the finest selection of souvenirs and gifts. We can BEARLY wait to see you at Clark's!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Where to start .... whether young or old, Clark's does not fail to disappoint. From a parental point, this is a great value for the money. If you're a local, a season pass is a must and extremely affordable. The park isn't overwhelmingly big and you can spend a half day having fun, and not be exhausted. Plenty of food varieties and super clean. I have been bringing my now 12 year old daughter to Clark's at least once a year since she was two. When she was younger, her favorite part was the train ride and yelling at "The Wolfman". This year, with the addition of some new water guns & cannons at the "Old Mill Pond Water Blasters", her favorite was obvious. We spent close to an hour and a half at this ride ... some time in the boats, some time on the 'shore', soaking people. The signage is clear ... "prepare to be soaked". Anyone going on the ride will see this and should heed the warning. As veterans, we simply wear our bathing suit to Clarks ... no worries! Whether the shooter or target of the water guns, this ride is simply awesome ... for kids of all ages!!!! Because there were no lines when we arrived, we simply stayed on the boats until the lines started to form. Nice bonus. There are also "dry" activities for all ages (Segway, climbing wall of different heights, candle making, museums, etc.) The Circus act is another winner .... we've seen them for years, but this year, there were a few changes with some new and exciting performances. Catch the first circus act, if you can ... they have a special start! I would be remiss if I didn't mention the stars ... Murray & Maureen Clark (brother/sister team) and their bear pets. They do such a fantastic job training the bears. It's obvious that they spend a lot of time with them and clearly love them. Who doesn't want a bear after seeing the bear show?! Loved the new tricks this year! Can't wait to see them all again.

Thank Above-the-Notch-NH
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We've been here many times over the years, and we still love the bear show that the Clark family still puts on. The Yandong Chinese acrobats are pretty awesome as well. Although geared towards younger kids, the train ride into wolfman's territory is still fun and watching the kid's reactions to the wolfman is priceless.

Thank its420erik
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

The last time I came to Clark's I was a young kid. We brought our 2 1/2 year old grand daughter today and had a wonderful time. Is it Disney World ? No, but it is very nicely maintained and clean and friendly. Yes there are a lot of gift shops, but the prices are not to bad and the food is actually not bad. The restrooms are ridiculously clean! This place has been around forever and for good reason. Well worth the beautiful trip to visit.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Glad to see it is still there and has been updated. My granddaughters were fascinated by the wolfman. All the way home (3 1/2 hrs) they talked about it. Liked the way everything is timed so you get to go to all the shows. Of course we loved the bear show too.

1  Thank Joan S
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was our second trip to Clark's. Absolutely love this family friendly, relaxing, and enjoyable theme park. A day here is much more enjoyable than those big-name theme parks. Hope the family can keep this goinf for mang more generations.

Thank Heather R
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