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Sideshows by the Seashore

1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2816
+1 718-372-5159
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Strange but a wonderful full place to go

This place was totally unexpected in its unique approach to exhibits. Such found in circuses... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Allan S
New York City, New York
via mobile
Something very different!!

We took a trip for a couple of hours to Coney Island and stumbled across this little wonder. We... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
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This sideshow has the usual sword-swallower and bed-of-nails artist, plus other unique players.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“coney island” (6 reviews)
“midget” (2 reviews)
“freak” (2 reviews)
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1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2816
+1 718-372-5159
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This place was totally unexpected in its unique approach to exhibits. Such found in circuses of Old days. People Sawed in half. And other strange exhibits were great. Located near Coney Island. Means that refreshments are close by but this place us a gas and...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We took a trip for a couple of hours to Coney Island and stumbled across this little wonder. We saw the 'freak show' which lasts for around an hour, and was full of lovely characters, enthusiastically entertaining us. Everything from the woman with the snake,...More

Thank southmouth
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Strange and corky but very Ny. A great stop for a laugh. Interesting entertainers and a cheap date. Small theater and simple seating benches.

Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had no clue what we were about to walk into. We came at just the right time, just the right night. As we lost our traveling group, we made sure to keep them updated as we went along. This is some of the updates...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Went to check out the sideshow while at coney island. The show costs about ten bucks and is in a small room. There were three performers all of who had great energy and really engaged the crowd. There was a man swallowing a sword, a...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 4 January 2016

It's a old dead side show building but it has character and maybe you will find a guy vending fake cigs.

Thank King Z
Reviewed 29 October 2015

It is fun to see the sideshows and play the various games along the front of the seashore. One can purchase a one-of-a-kind ices there. I believe it is open seasonally so check before going in the winter. Summertime is the best season to visit.

Thank estherp618
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I would not go out of the way to see this place, unless you find the subject matter fascinating. It would be much more worthwhile if a freak show performance is scheduled for the museum, but unfortunately out timing did not permit this. They had...More

Thank product-of-canada
Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you go to coneyisland you really have to go see sideshow or the burlesque shows. The side shows run every day and the burlesque shows are thurs and fri nights. There not really high end but the entertainment is top rate and really worth...More

1  Thank Mandalore1
Reviewed 10 January 2014

What an amazing show! Have been there 3 times and it never gets old! Cast members are great entertainers and have true talent. Don't want to describe too much as the mystery is part of the excitement! The show is good for all ages even...More

1  Thank Claire M
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