Lake Compounce is an amusement park located in Bristol and Southington, Connecticut. Opened in 1846, it is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United States and Americas.

It spans 332 acres (134 ha), which includes a beach and a water park called Crocodile Cove included in the price of admission. The park was acquired from Kennywood Entertainment Company by Palace Entertainment, the U.S. subsidiary of Parques Reunidos.

In addition to the 14th oldest wooden roller coaster in the world, Wildcat, its newer wooden roller coaster, Boulder Dash, has won the Golden Ticket Award for the #1 Wooden Coaster in the World for five consecutive years. 


Lake Compounce was initially used for picnics and family barbecues and the first attractions were added sometime in 1848. From 1986 – 1996, the park experienced a rough patch and was no longer drawing in large crowds. After new ownership and a massive renovation in the late 1990s, the park bounced back and is still popular today.


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