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Address: 4859 Route 430, Bemus Point, NY 14712-9638
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+1 716-386-3165

Our 2016 Pricing, Operational Calendar and other information is available...

Our 2016 Pricing, Operational Calendar and other information is available on our webpage and our our facebook page. Please note that on all normal operating days, the rides close from 3-3:30 pm; the arcade and concessions will remain open during this time.

Located on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake, Midway State Park is a family treasure. Originally established in 1898 as a trolley park, Midway State Park is one of the oldest continually operating amusement parks in the nation. The first owners of the park constructed playing fields, tennis courts, bath houses and a dance hall to entice customers to ride the trolley on weekends. In 1915, a new building was constructed with a kitchen, a large dining room and space for dancing and roller skating. Today, this building is home to a museum, gift shop, concession stands and other facilities.


Midway State Park continues to offer the same family friendly atmosphere that visitors have come to love. Patrons can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play a game of mini golf, take a spin on the tilt-a whirl, ride the go-karts and bumper boats or watch their children enjoy themselves on the many kiddie rides. And, while some may prefer to relax while enjoying an old fashioned candy apple or cotton candy, others can test their skills at classic midway games.


Several picnic shelters are available for family reunions and company picnics. Accessible by the waters of Chautauqua Lake, Midway also is a great place for fishing and free docking is offered for day visitors.


Household pets only, must be caged or on a leash no more than 6 feet and have proof of rabies inoculation. No pets in public buildings or in the amusement area.

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Cool retro amusement park for young kids

Our nephews loved Midway State Park - the rides are classics and everything is designed for the younger child. Midway is very clean and all the rides appear well maintained and in... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,306 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Our nephews loved Midway State Park - the rides are classics and everything is designed for the younger child. Midway is very clean and all the rides appear well maintained and in excellent shape. Recommend!

Thank denver60
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I remember places like this, scaled for children, from when I was young in the 1950s. This must be one of the few amusement parks that still offer you that experience. Everything was originally scaled for kids and it still is. Our grandkids loved it.

Thank Bruce H
Marla C, Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this review

We're happy to hear your grandchildren enjoyed the park! We wanted to share that it's far more historical than the 1950s though! Midway has been in continuous operation since 1898 making it the 6th oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country! The majority of the rides currently on site are, in fact, from the 1950s era; the oldest operating... More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I went to Midway with my two young kids, wife, and parents and had an excellent day out for the last day of the season. It is well priced and a great atmosphere for young children. The rides are classic and my kids loved them. Not much has changed from when I used to go as a kid, but that... More 

Thank Bigjohn998
Marla C, Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great day at Midway! "Not much has changed"... Midway is still proudly operating the majority of our rides that were installed in the 1950s era. We are constantly maintaining & overhauling rides to keep them maintained and safe for continued generations to enjoy. This winter, the Little Dipper roller coaster and the Roto-whip got... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Here is the problem at Midway Park, which I discussed with supervisor who doesn't really care in person, You buy The all day kids pass. Great deal you think. That is your first mistake. If they are not tall enough they can hardly ride anything without a adult. So that means grandma or grandpa must then walk back and purchase... More 

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Marla C, Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this review

Midway is dedicated to maintaining the safety of our historic rides for the riders, which is why we do the second safety check at 3:00 pm - Thank you so much for understanding and appreciating that!! However, we also enforce all manufacturer's ride height restrictions for safety. There is a large graphic sign on the front of the ticket booth... More 

Dewittville, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

park is still trying to improve from years of neglect by previous owner. wish they would get the rink open, spent many nites there as a kid

Thank rzh2014
Marla C, General Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing that we are still rebuilding. There has been a lot of funds put into infrastructure at the park with a lot more to go. The roller coaster structure is getting a complete overhaul this fall! Regarding the rink, we love hearing "back when" stories from people! The Hippodrome building itself needs a lot of work to... More 

Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

A nice old time amusement park for small children. The park has many vintage rides that we rode as children; now our grandchildren can enjoy them. ( small boats, helicopters, roller coaster, rockets, cars, tubs of fun, train... Just to mention a few). The grounds were neat and clean. We used to take our children here when they were young... More 

Thank Travelinggal0121
Marla C, General Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this review

We're happy that you enjoyed your visit; sharing with the next generation of youngsters. We try very hard to maintain our vintage rides and games. However, vintage does mean old and it is very difficult to predict when a part will break and then to obtain replacement parts. Our very first priority is the safety of our riders. To that... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with the grandsons, family & friends. Although it is a State Park, it is an adorable old-school little amusement park by the lake founded in 1898. All ages enjoyed the arcade, rides & sitting by the lake with the beautiful breeze. One odd thing we wished we had known. They close down all the rides between 3-3:30pm.

Thank Lynn A
Marla C, General Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a good visit! I wanted to share with you about the "one odd-thing". We close the rides between 3-3:30 pm so that we may have our maintenance staff perform a second safety check on our historic rides. Historic, however nice sounding, still means old; we are dedicated to the safety of our patrons and feel... More 

Midland, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We visited July 3 and had a blast! Lots of old timey rides similar to a traveling fair. Unlimited ride wristbands for the kids were $15 each for the larger age rides. This didn't include a few specialty rides like go-carts or bumper boats but was a great value. The crowds were not bad at all and there seemed to... More 

Thank brianschmitt
Marla C, General Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you so thoroughly enjoyed the visit! Smoking is not permitted in the ride area or within 50 feet of buildings. It is a constant challenge for us even with our signage. Please do not hesitate to let a staff person know and we will imediately address it. More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

very small , old fashioned park, cozy and great for small children. Brings back memories of the good old days.

Thank michelle479
Livermore, Colorado
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1,252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Went buy again after many years. same old park, small and safe for kids. Not much else for kids who don't like boating, fishing, or hanging out in the water

Thank M Richard M
Marla C, General Manager at Midway State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are absolutely correct! We are an old park (established in 1898) and on the National Historic Register. Our mission is to be a small, safe park for families with younger kids. We are continually renovating and reahabing the old rides, as they are the heart of the park. More 

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