Sideshows by the Seashore
Coney Island Museum
Coney Island USA
A complex called Coney Island USA is home to various activities. The best of the bunch is the Sideshows by the Seashore (adult/child...
Deno’s Wonder Wheel
The pink and-mint-green Deno’s Wonder Wheel dates back all the way to 1920. It is the best place to survey Coney Island from up high.
The oldest and only dive bar on the Coney Island boardwalk is an institution: Ruby’s Bar & Grill has been around since 1934 and has...
The hot dog was invented in Coney Island in 1867 - which means that eating a frankfurter is practically obligatory here. The top choice:...
Surf Ave · interesting places nearby
Sideshows by the Seashore information
The heart of Coney Island in many ways is the two-part, nonprofit complex Coney Island USA. Best is the Sideshows by the Seashore , where you can see glass-walking, a face-tattooed fire-eater, a Mormon sword-swallower and nostril nailers. During the summer, Sideshows hosts Burlesque at the Beach (admission $15; 9pm Thu, 10pm Sat May-Sep), a tongue-in-cheek program featuring ‘girlie revues’ and bubble machines; sideshow freaks and vaudeville acts add to the mayhem.