Coney Island Museum

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A small but fascinating museum of Coney Island memorabilia. Currently on display you can see such Coney Island lacunae as a steeplechase horse, funhouse distortion mirrors, and vintage bumping cars. The museum embodies the spirit of Coney Island USA, a non-profit that was founded in the belief "that 19th century American popular culture gave birth to a democratic cultural golden age, unique to this country�s history and indispensable to its future. This new age not only invented the Broadway musical, it gave the world jazz, the blues and many new forms of performing and visual arts that emerged from and looked to the populist masses. Now, limited arts funding tends to favor the conservative and classical fine arts, underestimating the seminal qualities of the popular arts, instead abandoning the populist arts to the mutli-billion dollar mass media industries. But the honky-tonk subculture that was once uniquely Coney Island has reemerged as a post-modern trend in entertainment and art. The world is cautiously, slowly, but most certainly reawakening to the importance of Coney Island in American popular culture, and what it stands for. Coney Island USA is there to document, preserve and further the unique arts for the masses, providing national perspective, professional dedication and quality programming for Coney Island as it heads into the 21st century."
  • 1208 Surf Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11224

    Cross street: Cross Streets near West 12th Street

    Map & Directions
  • 718-372-5159

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Coney island is a great place to go on the weekend and in the summer to go with the family>
It has wonderful ambiance i higly recomend it!Try nathans they have great hotdogs.

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★★★★★

Coney island is a great place to go on the weekend and in the summer to go with the family>
It has wonderful ambiance i higly recomend it!Try nathans they have great hotdogs.

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Going to the Cyclone is a necessity. Great roller coaster with old school style wooden construction and minimal engineering. So much fun.

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★★★★☆

Going to the Cyclone is a necessity. Great roller coaster with old school style wooden construction and minimal engineering. So much fun.

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Though nothing compares to Six Flags or Hershey Park. This small amusement park within the city limits is great for the kids. Adults may get bored quickly though in mid-summer there are small forms of attractions on the boardwalk (Radio Stations, Ice Cream Promos, etc.) The NY Aquarium is just next door to Coney so if you want to make a full day you can go to the Aquarium in the day and enjoy the rides in the evening. Near public transportation.

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Though nothing compares to Six Flags or Hershey Park. This small amusement park within the city limits is great for the kids. Adults may get bored quickly though in mid-summer there are small forms of attractions on the boardwalk (Radio Stations, Ice Cream Promos, etc.) The NY Aquarium is just next door to Coney so if you want to make a full day you can go to the Aquarium in the day and enjoy the rides in the evening. Near public transportation.

Pros: Kid Friendly, Aquarium Next Door

Cons: Not Adult Oriented, Not Large Enough

 

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