Bensons Animal Farm
Benson’s Animal Farm
    23 Kimball Hill Rd, Hudson, New Hampshire Tuesday, November 24, 2015   
Bensons Animal Park


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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

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 !!!!!!!!


April 21,2012

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:// 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)

The Friends of Benson Park, Inc. sells a great history book by Bob Goldsack a historian on the park. Check out 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

Dana Sion April 1, 2012 13:07:09 (EDT)

Congrats to The friends of Benson Park, Inc. on the start of a voter approved 50 year lease to use the former Benson's Wild Animal Farm Elephant Barn as the new BWAF museum, gift shop and concession stand.

For more details you can find FOBP,Inc on Facebook or at

cheryl March 27, 2012 13:33:06 (EDT)

Bob, you could probably check the archives at the Nashua library for old articles.

13 turtles out there yesterday !
thought they'd be back under the mud with temps back to normal !

Dolores Wallgren March 24, 2012 23:07:51 (EDT)

Our family went to Bensons Animal Farm in the late thirties and I had a ride on Betsy.There were two benches on her sides held by leather straps and she knelt to let children to get on and off after she gave them a ride.I was thrilled and never forgot that I rode on an elephant.

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