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Amusement Parks in the Greater Boston Area

Boston area theme parks are perfect for a day out with the family, whether you want a high-speed ride or a low-speed family farm experience. Many are within an hour or two of the city, and make for a fun daytrip for all ages.

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Great Wolf Lodge MA (Formerly CoCo Key Water Park)Fitchburg, $$$$
Great Wolf Lodge resort in Central MA, (about an hour from Boston), offers an indoor oasis of family fun including a wide variety of water park rides, as well as non-water activities like rock walls and mini-golf.
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Lake CompounceConnecticut
Lake Compounce,the nation's oldest amusement park, features Connecticut's biggest water park and has added two thrilling new rides as it prepares to open for the season.
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StoryLandNew Hampshire, $$
Fairy Tale based amusement park geared toward younger children (ages 0-5). Lots of Story Book themed rides & amusements, sightseeing train, flume, antique cars, a great circus and more.
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Boston Common CarouselBoston, $
Enjoy an old-fashioned carousel ride on the Boston Common from mid-April to the end of October. Tickets are $3 per rider with 10 ride punch cards available for $25.
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Breezy Picnic WaterslidesDouglas, $$$
A family-owned recreational water facility complete with sandy beaches, alpine water slides, picnic areas and a snack bar. Fun for all ages.
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Bromley Family Fun MountainVermont, $$$$
Youíll find all sorts of outdoor family fun at Bromley Park, best known for featuring the Alpine Slide. The Alpine Slide takes advantage of the mountain during the off-season for skiing.
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Canobie Lake ParkNew Hampshire, $$
Canobie Lake Park is chock full of fun for children of all ages. About an 90 minutes north of Boston, by car, adults and families with children alike will enjoy a day trip to this popular amusement park!
Cape Cod Inflatable ParkYarmouth, $$
Whether you like adrenaline-filled challenges, exciting water rides or just bouncing around, youíll find thrills from mild to wild at the Cape Cod Inflatable Park.
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Edaville Family Theme Park (Temporarily Closed)Carver, $$
Edaville Family Theme Park is bigger and better than ever. Now featuring Edaville,Thomas Land, Dino Land (seasonal) and Christmas Festival of Lights (seasonal), including 90+ rides & attractions. The park is located at...
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Greenway CarouselBoston, $
A one-of-a-kind carousel located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway! The animals on this carousel are all native to Boston, including a lobster, cod, fox, squirrel, grasshopper, peregrine falcon, turtle, butterfly, skunk,...
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Jay Gee's Ice Cream & Fun CenterMethuen, $$
Jay Gee's Ice Cream & Fun Center offers Ice cream, go-karts (Family Track or Slick Track, bumper boat rides, a batting cage, mini-golf, an arcade, and birthday parties.
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Liquid Planet Water ParkNew Hampshire, $$$
Liquid Planet Water Park is a locally-owned and family-run, inspired by New Hampshire's great outdoors. Enjoy slides, a lake with a beach, mini golf, a zip-line, and more.
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Paragon CarouselHull
If your child is a spring, summer or even early fall baby, this is a fabulous destination for a birthday party. The carousel is a beautiful, old-fashioned carousel located across the street from the beach, only 15 miles...
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Six Flags New England & Hurricane HarborWestern Mass, $$$
Six Flags New England is the Northeast's largest theme park. Eight mega coasters twist and turn throughout the park including the Superman ride of steel, one of the tallest and fastest
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Water CountryNew Hampshire, $$$
Water Country is New England's largest, cleanest waterpark, featuring lots of family-friendly water rides. Cool off this summer and enjoy the thrills and chills of Water Country's super slides, giant wave pool,...
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Water WizzWareham, $$$
Fun for the whole family, Water Wizz has something for everyone, including a giant wave pool, toddler areas, super slides, and a relaxing river float.
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Waterpark of New England (formerly CoCo Key Indoor Water ResDanvers, $$$$
Key West moves to Massachusetts at Waterpark of New England in Danvers! New Englandís first indoor waterpark resort, itís a great anytime getaway for the whole family.
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Most parks have specialty ride areas for toddlers and younger kids; medium rides that are family-friendly for all; and then the thrill rides, for the adrenaline seekers in the group. Visit our photo guide of some popular state parks near Boston for more information.