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)
Does it cost money if I want to have just a few people to witness my wedding vows
Are there any former employees of Benson's Animal Farm that are willing to share their experience? I would love to hear from someone.
May 15, 2017 00:15:38 (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 !!!
April 13, 2017 11:08:27 (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)
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