If you're an old-timer, you'll remember Benson's. If you're under the age of 30, probably not. Here's a home-movie video of a trip to Benson's in the 1960s:
Benson's Animal Farm has made a rebirth as a destination for walkers. On a sunny day, the old park, minus the animals, is full of people strolling the volunteer-restored grounds. There is also an emotionally moving 9/11 memorial at the entrance to the park, which is worth the trip even if you're not a walker. For a printable brochure and map, click here.
Check our shelves for the photo-illustrated Remembering Benson's Wild Animal Farm, Hudson, New Hampshire by Bob Goldsack [974.2 GOL, we also have a copy in R 974.2 GOL] if you're interested in the history of Benson's up to the time it shut its doors in 1987.
You can also visit and "like" Benson's Wild Animal Farm on Facebook.