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Sideshows by the Seashore

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Had some fun

With all the PC stuff going on in the world, I'm surprised they still have a show. On that note, I... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Brooklyn, New York
a must see!

this place is unique, well worth the visit, is just $10 for an 40-45 minutes show with several... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Pereira, Colombia
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“coney island”(7 reviews)
“sword”(3 reviews)
“freak”(3 reviews)
This sideshow has the usual sword-swallower and bed-of-nails artist, plus other unique players.
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1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2816
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

With all the PC stuff going on in the world, I'm surprised they still have a show. On that note, I loved their show. Upstairs is a GREAT mini-museum of Coney Island history. They should get more respect for what they do. I'd be cautious...More

Thank MamaBearCharlesworth
Reviewed 22 May 2018

this place is unique, well worth the visit, is just $10 for an 40-45 minutes show with several performances (8-9 if i recall correctly). they are no so much "freaks" as they are persons with odd and crazy talents, like the strong man, the sword...More

Thank Maurodrmmr
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here to catch the side show. It was entertaining and cheap, good for families and small children. Bring your beer into the show! Stayed for beer and a hot cup of tea. The people here are very nice. Stay a while for a...More

Thank Sdsunluvit
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

1  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

1  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
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