Bensons Animal Farm
Benson’s Animal Farm
    23 Kimball Hill Rd, Hudson, New Hampshire Sunday, February 14, 2016   
Bensons Animal Park

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Chelsea May 12, 2012 18:49:18 (EDT)

Is there by chance a map of the area that shows trails?


Ann May 11, 2012 06:37:28 (EDT)

Does anyone remember ... when visiting the Old Woman of the Shoe if a cast member portrayed the Old Woman or if there was a mannequin at the display?


Dwaine High May 7, 2012 08:50:06 (EDT)

Hi Lee, I've got one of the frogboats and have been working to restore it. The steering mechanism has been replaced with all stainless steel so it will never rust again. I've gotten the fiberglass and resin to do the rest of the cosmetic work but I just can't find the time. I don't know how many of these are out there but just the couple times I've moved it around in the back of my truck I've gotten many comments and questions about it.Quite a few people have even recognized it as one of the former Bensons rides. It's a real conversation piece.Send me a message and we'll talk...


Lee Lavoie May 7, 2012 07:51:49 (EDT)

I am looking for a frog boat that was used in Swan lake. if you have one I would love to purchase it. Thanks Lee


Nick April 30, 2012 08:02:22 (EDT)

Fishing is indeed allowed...though adults will need NH fishing licenses...


shultzy April 29, 2012 22:04:50 (EDT)

enjoyed the park today,saw some people fishing and look forward to the dog park.


cheryl April 25, 2012 20:44:24 (EDT)

Ruth got new toys !!!

Toys for Trunks

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Areinert April 25, 2012 07:07:56 (EDT)

My kids and i love going to bensons we always find something new! We are wondering if fishing is allowed there?
thanks for your help


cheryl April 23, 2012 08:37:45 (EDT)

Check this out !!!!!!!!

TOYS for TRUNKS

April 21,2012

BOSTONGLOBE.com/metro


MarciaC April 23, 2012 06:53:36 (EDT)

Wow! I didn't realize the park had reopened. Took my daughter there right before it closed back in the mid-80's. I remember my Dad talking about how he used to swim after watermoccasins and sold them to Benson's for movie money when he was a kid. That had to have been right around when they first opened. I will be planning on taking my granddaughters there when the sun comes back out!


Dana Sion April 19, 2012 20:17:23 (EDT)

The Friends of Benson Park, Inc. will be at Benson Park tomorrow Friday April 20th from 2 to 5pm in front of the old Elephant Barn offering Ice cold bottled water, Snacks, Benson Park hats & shirts for sale all helping to raise funds for Benson Park and opening The Benson's Wild Animal Farm Museum.


Rowena Wilks April 18, 2012 19:46:30 (EDT)

My son went there with his preschool the day my daughter was born, May 24, 1984. She was born 3 months early, so it was a big deal, but a bunch of parents got together and said he should still go. He loved it. We tried to go back on her 3rd birthday but discovered it had closed.


Cheryl Cummings, Prudential Verani Nashua April 17, 2012 00:23:05 (EDT)

Taking my kids and potential real estate clients to Benson's Park is such a relaxing and perfect experience! If anyone has doubts on moving to Hudson, we walk through this park - and Hudson is sold. :)
My kids especially love to get fed snacks through the monkey bars of the animal cages...they feel wild.
Great job everyone! I look forward to helping as much as I can on the dog park and Benson's as well.


Jen April 16, 2012 15:59:11 (EDT)

Took my kids today to share my love and memories of Bensons. I was very impressed with how wonderful it looks. We had a lot of fun!


cheryl April 16, 2012 15:11:32 (EDT)

I worked there in 1968 and 69.
We earned $1.20 per hour.


Deb April 16, 2012 14:58:27 (EDT)

I used to work at Benson's when I was a kid - I remember riding my bike everyday to do the parade - we worked everyday for about an hour we all received $1.50 and got 2 coupons for food items each and got to play in the park the rest of the afternoon - those made my summers!!!

It is nice to know others will at least have a place to make family memories!


Paul Ringuette April 14, 2012 21:31:52 (EDT)

I rode my bike today through all the trails and visited all the buildings while I was also Geocaching! Http://www.geocahing.com and this brought back so many great memories from my childhood. Nice to see it again.


Mr. Dana Sion April 11, 2012 12:09:51 (EDT)

VikiH,
The Friends of Benson Park, Inc. sells a great history book by Bob Goldsack a historian on the park. Check out www.friendsofbenson.org for contact info.


VickiH April 9, 2012 16:20:09 (EDT)

My Dad used to talk about working at Benson's when he was a teenager. He was from New York, but would go there for the summers. That is all I know. He was born in 1919, so I'm assuming this was around the mid-1930's to perhaps the early 1940s. Are there any work-related documents or stories from this time period? Or, is there anyone I could contact?

I would love to find a picture or story involving him.

Thanks, Vicki


art sawyer April 3, 2012 12:48:43 (EDT)

work there with some of the nices people you ever want to meet was there in 75=76 and in 79=80 i hope you all are doing well i leard a lot from all of you thanks art


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