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Address: 1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2816
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Come One, Come All...Support the Arts

You pays your money and takes your chances...but you'll be okay. Head in to the dark stage and grab a seat on the bleachers for a repeating 30 minute show of a variety of acts... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband added this to the list of things to see during our trip to NYC. I had no idea what to expect ... and absolutely loved it! Entry was $10 per person. You can enter and leave the show at any point and stay for 10 acts. The acts were a mixture of awesome, impressive and slightly disturbing. The... More 

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CT
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Now my third time there and the show is always fun and very friendly staff. Always something to amaze you and it is at the Freak bar which is always a great place to drink.

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Thank Neal B
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect. I just wanted to take a step back in time and enjoy the show. I wanted my children to do the same. That's just what we did. The admission fee is very reasonable and the show just long enough. I was amazed, terrified, and grossed out. It was amazing. There isn't any other place... More 

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Burlesque freak show. Definitely lived up to horribly awful expectations. Great crazy, raunchy date night.

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Thank Lilliana V
Saugerties, New York
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend taking a step back in time and escaping modern day entertainment and electronics. The entertainers are engaging and enthusiastic, making a living in a bygone profession. It was really fun and worth the time.

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Thank Rudder H
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

After having your rollercoaster thrills, carnival games, and eating on the boardwalk, I recommend seeing the Coney Island Carnival Sideshow. We stopped here yesterday after our 2nd annual Coney Island summer fun (just over an hour from Manhattan via subway). Yesterday, this 10-in-1 sideshow included a block head, sword swallower, flame eater, electric girl, contortionist, and a hot mess snake... More 

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Thank Debra H
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

You pays your money and takes your chances...but you'll be okay. Head in to the dark stage and grab a seat on the bleachers for a repeating 30 minute show of a variety of acts (and stay as long as you like). Contortionists, sword swallowers, yo-yo masters, fire eaters all in good fun.

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Thank SDK_CAN
Mancelona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We spent A LOT of time deciding what to do during our short stay in NYC, for precisely that reason - 4 days is just not long enough to do everything. That being said, if we chose to do it, it was because we thought it would be something that could not be missed....so wish we hadn't wasted our time... More 

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Thank Crystal W
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting Coney Island this is a must see. Although just a shadow of what Coney Island was in it's hey day it is still a wonderful place to stroll the beach and dream. Rich in history a visit to the historical society just down the street is worth a stop. But the vaudeville style circus is the... More 

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Thank Kim
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Had a local beer at the Freak Bar and watched the freak show. Big crush on the ring leader of the freaks, Ray Valenz. A great short stop!

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