Amusement Parks & Water Parks

By Melissa Cercone, Publisher, Macaroni Kid Fairfield-Trumbull-Shelton, CT June 15, 2023

Amusement Parks and Water Parks are a summertime staple! Below is a list of parks to visit in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island which are organized by state. Click on the pink park name to get more info! Note that most parks give a discount when you buy your tickets online in advance!

In Connecticut...

Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
4450 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604

Ziplining | Climbing

Day passes range from $39 to $63; Season passes available; Glow Nights, Firepit Fridays and more!

Discounts for Military, Teachers, Seniors and College Students - 15% off

Discounted group passes available for parties of 10 or more

Last Call Passes! Climb for less while the park winds down, a specially-priced ticket available only in the final hours of operation.

Brownstone Adventure Sports
161 Brownstone Avenue Portland, CT 06480

Swimming & Water Obstacles | Zip Lines | Cliff Jump | Rope Swing | Wakeboarding | Rock Climb | Kayak & Paddleboard

Passes Range from $39 to $59

Season passes available. 

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06610

Tigers | Monkeys | Reptiles | Birds | Amphibians | And More!

Tickets Range from $16 to $20

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village
1650 Hartford-New London Tpke. Route 85 Montville, CT 06370

Over 50 life-sized dinosaurs | Splash Pad | Maze | Two Dinosaur Caves | Monty’s Playground

Passes Range from $28.95 to $36.95

Lake Compounce
185 Enterprise Drive Bristol, CT 06010

Theme Park | Water Park

Single Day Ticket: $39.99 

Various discounts and season passes available. 

Quassy Amusement Park
2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT 06762

Amusements | Water Park

Ticket Prices Range from $26.99 to $41.99.

Various discounts and special passes available.

In New York...

Rye Playland ~44 miles from Danbury, CT ~ 50 minutes
1 Playland Parkway Rye, New York 10580

Rides | Beach | Boardwalk | Arcade

Tickets Range from $29.99 to $39.99

SplashDown Beach ~33 miles from Danbury, CT ~ 40 min.
16 Old Route 9 West Fishkill, NY 12524

Water Park

Tickets Range from $54 to $64; special passes available

In Massachusetts...

Six Flags New England ~75 miles from Trumbull, CT ~1 hour 20 min.
Route 159, 1623 Main St,, Agawam, MA 01001

Rides | Water Rides | Live Shows

Tickets Start at $39

Know of an Amusement Park in the area that is not on this list? We welcome all feedback/suggestions! Just email

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