Deb Robertson
May 25, 2020 10:46:21 (EDT)
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!

Kelly
April 18, 2020 21:13:44 (EDT)
Is the park open for walking?

Kevin Fowler
April 5, 2020 10:18:05 (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)

Steve (Webmaster)
March 19, 2020 22:52:05 (EDT)
Website is back after a hard drive failure.

R.B.
February 10, 2020 01:02:10 (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.

Joyce R.
September 13, 2019 14:30:47 (EDT)
Hi,
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.
Thanks!

David
August 21, 2019 12:57:38 (EDT)
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)

Steve
May 7, 2019 20:28:19 (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)

Gaspar
May 7, 2019 09:00:19 (EDT)
Does anyone have pictures of the animatronic band that was at Bensons in 1987? I believe it was the rock afire explosion

Dana Sion
August 27, 2018 14:43:33 (EDT)
Dave,
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. info@friendsofbensonpark.org or P.O. Box 91Hudson NH 03051
1 (978) 788-5193
Thanks,
Dana

dave
August 14, 2018 12:41:37 (EDT)
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

Roger Smith
April 9, 2018 20:19:27 (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)

William Taylor
November 6, 2017 11:11:55 (EDT)
Still looking for the Circus Master's wagon from Benson's. Thank you for any leads.

Anonymous
June 12, 2017 12:25:27 (EDT)
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).

susan Langlois
June 11, 2017 09:22:02 (EDT)
Does it cost money if I want to have just a few people to witness my wedding vows

ALH
May 15, 2017 00:15:38 (EDT)
Are there any former employees of Benson's Animal Farm that are willing to share their experience? I would love to hear from someone.

Kelsey
April 13, 2017 11:08:27 (EDT)
Hello, does anyone know where I could find the old commercials for bensons? There's one on YouTube but I know there was more than that.... Hoping to find them !!!

Mr. Dana Sion
March 22, 2017 18:35:50 (EDT)
As of 22 March 2017 at the former BWAF: Underground utilities construction to begin SOON. Next time you visit the park you may notice an area near the Elephant Barn and the old Office staged with construction materials. Construction of underground utilities will be taking place soon for the... (more)

Bonnie
January 22, 2017 19:26:34 (EDT)
I am trying to locate a park that was in New Hampshire in the 70's and 80's!
My son called the place Dancing skeletons! Does anyone know what this could have been?? I remember a building with the phantom of the opera playing an organ! Thanks for any help!

Martha
November 22, 2016 19:02:21 (EDT)
I have a drum from Bensons with the Indian profile on one side and Bensons animal farm on the other. Contact me
Thanks


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