It's a great park, even with Covid the place Is booming!
December 23, 2021 21:33:36 (EDT)
I remember there being a Big Slide. That would have been in the early 60's. Is my memory playing tricks on me?
Here's a link to a terrific 18 minute interview with former Park Magician Jim Leach. The video aired on the Town of Hudson Public Access Channel HCTV-20.
I recently bought a Frog boat and am in the process of restoring it. I'm looking for pictures and info on the boats if anyone has anything that would be helpful, Thanks
I have a brass camel Its base is 2 1/4 inches 2 inches tall
November 25, 2020 15:33:56 (EDT)
One side says Bensons Wild Animal Farm Nashua
Other side says made especially for
Anyone have any info ?
So sad it closed I loved going there as a kid and seeing all the animals.Just breaks my heart that they closed will never forget that place it leaves a special place in my heart. I only wished my grandkids could of seen it.
Just picked up a gorgeous old steamer trunk at a barn sale - painted orange and stenciled in black "BENSON'S ANIMAL FARM" "HUDSON, NH" - Beautiful conversation piece for sure!
Is the park open for walking?
April 18, 2020 21:13:44 (EDT)
I worked two seasons at Bensons right after it was acquired by the Provenchers. I was hired because they had found out, just before opening, that the train ride required a licensed driver and they had hired nothing but 14-15 year olds to be the ride operators. They still had the fire engine but... (more)
Website is back after a hard drive failure.
March 19, 2020 22:52:05 (EDT)
Does anyone remember, or have any pictures of the animatronic monkey that was near the entrance? Any help or information it would be greatly appreciated.
February 10, 2020 01:02:10 (EDT)
September 13, 2019 14:30:47 (EDT)
Is Cindy Provencher in this group?
I'd like to talk to her about Benson's and about Ruth, an elephant at Benson's between1963 & 1978.
Aaahhh nostalgia! Sad that these kinds of places are disappearing. A 1950s day at Benson's is a well-remembered annual family tradition from when I was a kid. By the time I was a 60s teen I'd 'forgotten' all about it. As a parent in the mid-70s took my own kids a couple of times. The trestle piers... (more)
August 21, 2019 12:57:38 (EDT)
From what I can determine, the animatronic band was called "The Beagles". It probably was originally in a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. I don't know how it ended up at Benson's. You can read more about "The Beagles" show (more)
May 7, 2019 20:28:19 (EDT)
Does anyone have pictures of the animatronic band that was at Bensons in 1987? I believe it was the rock afire explosion
May 7, 2019 09:00:19 (EDT)
Feel free to send it to The Friends of Benson Park, Inc. who are building th BWAR museum in 5e former Elephnt Barn at the park. firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 91Hudson NH 03051
1 (978) 788-5193
I have a photo of Mightymouse you might like. DO not know where to send. I would send it for your use and not to be duplicated. DAve
August 14, 2018 12:41:37 (EDT)
Looking for all history on Mabel Stark training tigers there in 1937--she got her SS card in NH that year. Mabel was my mentor for 3.5 years at Jungleland, late of Thousand Oaks, CA, an animal training compound much like Benson's. I worked for 2 years with Leslie Zemeckis on the documentary... (more)
Still looking for the Circus Master's wagon from Benson's. Thank you for any leads.
It doesn't cost for the park but if you are having a group of people, you need to fill out a Benson Park Usage form and submit it to the Highway Dept. (886-6018).
June 12, 2017 12:25:27 (EDT)
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