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Canobie Lake Park, Salem

Must see · Water Park · Theme Park
Indulge your adventurous side on over 100 thrilling rides in historic Salem at Canobie Lake Park. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Canobie, the amusement park features an assortment of roller coasters, thrill rides, family-friendly attractions, and live entertainment. Take a ride on the stomach-dropping Yankee Cannonball, a 1930's-themed wooden roller coaster, or head to the Giant Sky Ferris Wheel to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the park from 24 m (80 ft) up in the air. Use our Salem road trip planning website to add Canobie Lake Park and other attractions to your Salem vacation plans.
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  • I had an amazing day here yesterday! It was worth every penny! All the staff were friendly, park was very clean, and the lines were never too long. The water park was also very fun as this is my...  more »
  • Bought a season pass last year and it was literally the best decision we made! We used it every week, sometimes three times a week. The staff did an amazing job with all the Covid protocols...  more »
  • I absolutely love Canobie Lake Park, the people that work there are friendly, they have great live entertainment, they didn't have any in 2020 because of the pandemic. My favorite ride is the Boston.....  more »
  • A good time for the whole family! I came with my wife, mother in law, 3 yo and 3 month old. I think my 3 yo had the best time, there were lots of kids rides that weren't busy. The water park was packed, but amazing! I liked the boat around Canobie lake. The amusement park is somewhat small and dated for the cost of it, and the roller coasters had a long line which is why it got 4/5 stars.
  • Canobie Lake Park is a very great amusement and water park! There are many rides to choose from, rides that range from the wild Untamed roller coaster, to the Boston Tea Party, with many rides in between. There are also carnival-themed games, and even a few arcades! There are also shows that you can watch, if you're interested. I highly recommend Canobie Lake Park if you're looking for an amusement park and/or water park. Just remember, it's always just for fun!
  • I was very impressed with canobie, even when it was on a day that had a lot of guests there. There are tons of rides for kids and lines were not too bad. Water park is small, but nicely laid out for kids. There was a lot to do in a small area there. Looked like they had a nice bar in the water park for adults. Food was surprisingly inexpensive and very good for the most part. Will definitely be back in the future.
  • Canobie Lake is a great small amusement park. Admission is still relatively reasonable and there is no charge to park. There are not the same number of major rides as one might find in some of the larger amusement parks, but there are a few quality coasters, and the water park has recently been expanded to make the overall experience even better than it was (and I have enjoyed going there for many years now). It is especially great for groups with a mix of ages. There are sufficient rides to keep the little ones occupied, and as mentioned previously, a few good coasters to make sure older kids and adults have fun too. On a crowded day a person can stay occupied trying to get on rides all day long. My daughter and I were there recently when the crowds were low, and we found ourselves sort of looking for things to do by the end of the day. We felt we had done everything we wanted to do, but we continued to enjoy ourselves nonetheless. It is a classic American amusement park. I feel like I'm getting my money's worth when I go there, unlike some major amusement park chains (yes, 6 flags, I'm talking to you!}. Highly recommended for a day of family fun.
  • Wow...I hadn't been in 20+ years and it has gotten even better. We had a great time, there is something for everyone and the grounds are lovely. I also love the map. Staff is young, but very professional. Lines can be pretty long for the popular rides, just move on and come back, or get ready to talk with your peeps. They serve good beer!

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