Coney Island USA - Museum & Freak Show

Coney Island USA - Museum & Freak Show

Museum, Performing Arts Venue, and General Entertainment · Coney Island
1208 Surf Ave (at W. 12th St), Brooklyn, NY 11224, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 1:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • None
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 2:00 PM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)

Coney Island USA, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization in Coney Island. Home of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Mermaid Parade and more.


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  • What you need to know
    Eric A.
    "Check for dates for their Burlesque shows, Good Times"(4 Tips)
    Fodor's Travel
    "carnival tradition alive include sword swallowers"(2 Tips)
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  • Sean S.

    The Freak Show is a great show. Show up whenever and watch a full rotation of whatever performances are there.

    Sean Smith · October 4
  • Fodor's Travel

    Check out the memorabilia from Coney Island's heyday in the early 1900s, as well as video installations, temporary exhibits, and the fabulous collection of funhouse mirrors. Read more

    Fodor's Travel · September 9
  • Fodor's Travel

    The cast of talented freaks and geeks who keep Coney Island's carnival tradition alive include sword swallowers, fire eaters, knife throwers, contortionists, and Serpentina the snake dancer. Read more

    Fodor's Travel · September 9
  • Crystal W.

    Coney Island Wall Art ;)

    Crystal Ward · September 7
  • Jeremy W.

    Worth visiting when in Coney Island; some good artifacts

    Jeremy Wilcox · February 9
  • Austen I.

    Respect to the performers

    Austen Ito · May 4, 2014
  • Shawn T.

    Walk around. Amazing place.

    Shawn Thornton · April 20, 2014
  • Patricia N.

    Show was fantastic my sister was wonderful Carah Ball.

    Patricia Nicosia · November 2, 2013
  • Eric A.

    Check for dates for their Burlesque shows, Good Times

    Eric Amicucci · September 7, 2013
  • Ivory

    Coney Island Brewery selections at this no-frills oddball.

    Ivory · September 7, 2013
  • veronique @ ..

    Step right up for lively circus-sideshow entertainment, complete with a fire-eater, sword swallower, snake charmer, and contortionist.

    veronique @ . · August 30, 2013
  • Bea H.

    So fun! Great show with fun performers! Definitely recommend it if you're in the area!

    Bea Huff · August 22, 2013
  • LaToya T. J.

    The burlesque show was awesome. Bring ya camera cause you will be amazed!

    LaToya T. Jarmman · August 9, 2013
  • Kole h.

    Fave part of coney!

    Kole hansen · July 14, 2013
  • Pedro J.

    $1 off for GGRD fans!

    Pedro Jimenez · July 14, 2013
  • Steph L.

    A must see show if you're in Coney Island. It's incredible what they can do!!! Freaky!!! ;)

    Steph L · July 10, 2013
  • Tomas

    Cheap show but does not last very long

    Tomas · June 9, 2013
  • Christine G.

    The bar is outstanding and if you go to the sideshow performance you can bring your booze in. How "freak"ing cool is that?

    Christine Geiger · May 26, 2013
  • **Heath**

    Have your ticket ready!

    **Heath** · February 11, 2013
  • Liz S.


    Liz Simonello · January 29, 2013
  • Lilith A.

    Great show for only 10 bucks. Must do here at Coney Island :)

    Lilith Astaroth · September 9, 2012
  • Zane B.

    Dress light.. it gets hot

    Zane Burnett · September 1, 2012
  • Liz

    Don't be a chump & order a Bud. Try one of the 5 "Coney Island" beers instead! Delicious and unique.

    Liz · August 24, 2012
  • Laura G.

    A mermaid pilsner on a hot day will quench your thirst!!

    Laura Gardner · May 12, 2012
  • Rubys H.

    Great spot after a night swim

    Rubys Host · May 5, 2012
  • Rubys H.

    2012summer great wine this yr chardoney or sangiovese found my wine spot this yr

    Rubys Host · April 25, 2012
  • Joey X.

    Wifi password: twentyfive

    Joey X · April 1, 2012
  • Lizz H.

    Full of the coolest cats I know. Toss some back with good conversation at the Freak Bar, always a good time.

    Lizz Harley · February 1, 2012
  • Brian M.

    The name conveniently applies to both the show and the audience, which is to say, I love it.

    Brian Masefield · December 30, 2011
  • Staci

    Whatever cider it is they sell is ridiculously sweet so if you like your ciders bitter(like me) I'd avoid it.

    Staci · September 14, 2011
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Crowds flock to the Freak Show in July of 1950! Click "More Info" to see this great pic! Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 20, 2010
  • Koven S.

    Seriously, the $10 you spend on an "Albino Python" is totally worth it.

    Koven Smith · September 3, 2010
  • Joanny E.

    Great show , it does a little hot in there. But you can buy a water at the bar to cool yourself off. The burlesque show is awesome.

    Joanny Echevarria · August 21, 2010
  • Summer T.

    Have not been here in a while but hear its most popping at night just passing on the good news!!

    Summer Tyne · July 18, 2010
  • Desmond C.

    The acts rotate throughout the day so you're not going to miss anything. Just go in and check it out. Great for kids too. ALSO you could catch a burlesque show Friday nights. Read more

    Desmond Chow · March 5, 2010
  • Desmond C.

    Act rotate throughout the day so you don't miss anything. Also a good place to amaze your kids. Read more

    Desmond Chow · December 30, 2009

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