Other Ideas: Great Wolf Lodge MA (Formerly CoCo Key Water Park); Boston Common Carousel; Six Flags New England & Hurricane Harbor; Greenway Carousel; CoCo Key Indoor Water Resort
Story Land's location in the White Mountains means that green space, trees, and scenic views are important features of the park, which sits on 35 acres of hilly terrain.
The rides and attractions are built into the natural features of the landscape. And while it seems there's always something new, you'll also find the old favorites that have been here since they opened in 1954.
The Ideal Story Land Itinerary
Most rides & amusements at this Fairy Tale themed park geared for younger children, including a sea exploration area with a large sub for kids to walk in, water canons & spraying 'coral reefs'. There is also a train that takes you around the park for sight seeing or resting tired feet!
The rides generally fit an adult & child and the landscaping & gardens are beautiful. There is a large open air style cafeteria with good food (and typical theme park pricing). A great gift shop carrying a large selection of costumes, among many other things. A long drive from Massachusetts, but worth it.
Story Land Play Areas:
A talking treehouse, Peter Pumpkineater's House, the Loopy Lab, and so many more. Story Land has created some of the most memorable play areas you can imagine. You can find out about a few of them below.
Mother Goose, the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, Cinderella, Three Little Pigs, Heidi's Grandfather, and other friendly storybook characters spend their summers at Story Land and love to greet our guests.
Misting Tents, Tree Sculptures, Mamas Houses:
You'll find misting tents to cool off quickly on a warm day. Some of the trees grew a little too old to hold their branches safely, so they were turned into works of art as tree sculptures. For nursing mothers you'll find Mama's Houses, quiet areas with rocking chairs for some privacy.
Uniquely Themed Rides:
A ride in a pumpkin coach, an antique car, or a pirate ship can turn into a lifelong memory for a young child. Story Land's 20 rides are designed for parents and children to enjoy together. Parents are encouraged to join their children wherever possible to help ensure that everyone rides safely. (If your child is under 48 inches, plan on riding with them).
ALL ABOARD! Take a cruise on our 300ft. long waterway and prepare to do battle in a water cannon splash-blast for the whole family. Introducing a brand-new fun-for-all with a unique twist.
View photos and descriptions of each ride here. Just click on each name for details and guidelines specific to each ride.
Fall Weekend Schedule
Open 'weekends only' 9am to 5pm from Labor Day - Columbus Day.
(Story Land is closed midweek days after Labor Day, including all dates that are not listed here in the Fall Weekend Schedule.)
Throughout the summer season, purchase full admission after 3:00pm during our Daily Schedule when the park closes at 6pm, and you'll receive a complimentary pass to return for one full day in the current season, which of course could be the very next day if you so desire!
9:00am to 5:00pm weekends from Memorial Day Weekend to Father's Day;
9:00am to 6:00pm daily from Father's Day through Labor Day;
9:00am to 5:00pm weekends from Labor Day to Columbus Day
Ages Three and Above: $28.99 Per Person
Senior (age 60+): $26.99 Per Person
Active Military $25.99
Ages Under Three: FREE
Group Rate (minimum 25 paying guests) $24.99 Per Person*
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Route 16, Glen, NH map
Approximately 3 hours north of Boston.
Story Land is located on Route 16, just 6 miles north of North Conway, 1/4 mile from the junction of Routes 16 and 302, in Glen, New Hampshire.
Traffic tip - to avoid the traffic going south through North Conway, turn right at Eastern Slope Inn and then next left for the West Side Road, which brings you back out onto RT. 16 in Conway. Great family day trip!
Heading North on Interstate 93
From Boston and other points south using I-93: head north to Exit 32 in Lincoln, NH. Follow Route 112 (the Kancamagus Highway) east for about 20 miles (enjoy the spectacular views). Just after the signs for the Jigger Johnson Campground, turn left onto Bear Notch Road (open only during the summer months). Follow Bear Notch for about 9 miles to the blinking light at the junction of Route 302 in Bartlett Village. Turn right on Route 302, traveling east for about 6 miles to the junction of Routes 302 and 16; there is a stoplight, a Dairy Queen, and an Irving gas station at this intersection. Turn left onto Route 16 north -- we're just around the corner on Route 16, on the right hand side.
A different option from Boston and other points south using I-93: head north to Exit 23 in New Hampton. Follow Route 104 east for about 7 miles, to Meredith and the junction of Routes 25 and 3. Take Route 25 northeast for about 25 miles to West Ossipee and the junction of Route 16. Take Route 16 north for about 30 miles through North Conway and on to Story Land. We are 6 miles north of North Conway on Route 16; turn right at the junction of Routes 16 and 302 in Glen, where there's a Dairy Queen and an Irving gas station. We are right around the corner on Route 16 on the right hand side.
Heading North on Interstate 91
From western Massachusetts, central Connecticut, and other points southwest using I-91 in Vermont: head north on I-91 to Exit 17 in Wells River, VT. Follow Route 302 east into New Hampshire, and stay on Route 302 east for close to 70 miles into Bartlett and Glen. At the junction of Routes 302 and 16 there is a stoplight, a Dairy Queen, and an Irving gas station at the intersection. Turn left onto Route 16 north -- we're just around the corner on Route 16, on the right hand side.
- Final Three, Next Day Free - Best Value
- Purchase full-price admission during the last three hours of any day (after 3:00pm July and August, or after 2:00pm other operating months), and you’ll receive a free pass to come back any other full day that same season.
- Make sure you bring a camera. Great photo ops are plentiful here at StoryLand.
Story landI first went to Storyland as a kid, I recently brought, MY children and WOW has it changed, for the better!!! It is a FULL sized amusement park that could be visited on multiple days!!! I plan to go every year
Storyland Has Its Heart In The Right PlaceBefore I was a mom, I'd drive past Storyland and think, 'What a scam! ' Now I see what an innocent, sweet place it really is. Storyland is clean, well-maintained, and old fashioned without being behind the times. There are wholesome food options, there's stuff to DO, not just consume, and for a whole day of action, the price is right. It's also fun for kids to hear the accents of the many college-aged students who come to work there from interesting countries. Arrive early for shorter lines.
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