Lincoln - Clark's Trading Post

110 Daniel Webster Highway
603-745-8913

History:

In 1928 Florence and Ed Clark opened a roadside attraction for White Mountain travelers in Lincoln NH. "Ed Clark's Eskimo Sled Dog Ranch," featured guided tours of their pure-bred Eskimo sled dogs and artifacts from the far North. The original "Stand", or Trading Post, offered souvenirs, tonic, and maple candy to the motorists on nearby Route 3.

Florence and Ed purchased their first Black Bear in 1931. Clark's Bears acted as the perfect "stopper," a visible attraction, gaining the attention of the curious passer-by. Starting in 1949 Edward and Murray, sons of Florence and Ed, began teaching and training the bears for show work. The Clark brothers and their bears, delighted guests with a healthy dose of wit, humor, and hospitality as they entertained and educated the audience. The Bear Show was born!

Generations later, that philosophy lives on as the Clark's offer visitors the best in family entertainment and good honest fun. You can find up to 20 family members still working at the business to this day keeping the family business going. We are now on the fifth generation and hope to continue to entertain guests for years to come.



Reviews

David Edel

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Very fun place! Nice acrobats show & famous bear show! Nice museums on premises. Love the photo studio there where they give you pictures of you in different setup and attire! Also great train ride and more

David McNally

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Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
This small park is great fun. It is among only a small group of family owned parks that have not been forced to close because of other near by bigger parks. Family owned and operated, this wonderful place combines new attractions with great museums that look into the past. It's like an amusement park, a side show, and an antique show all in one. I'm happy to do business with and support such a great attraction. The bear show is great and they explain how these bears were rescued and placed there to be cared for. The bears at Clarks have some of the longest life spans on record because of the level of care they get.

William Alexander

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Nice, little theme park that is a pleasure to share with my family. Love the bear shows too. Reminds me of the many theme parks we used to have in the northeast when I was a kid, many of which are now gone.

Richard A Hudson

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Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
This is a fabulous place for family entertainment, souvenirs from New Hampshire, and to take on a great black bear show with your kids or a train ride through the woods of New Hampshire. Located in Lincoln New Hampshire, in the heart of the White Mountains National Forest. I would highly recommend that all families visit the Clark's Trading Post at least one time in their lifetime for the most enjoyable entertainment in the area. I remember going almost every year with my parents from the time I was born to present. I am 61 years old now and I still enjoy going to the trading post every summer.

Richa Mahajan

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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Awesome place for a day trip. Anaconda water slide is the best. It's sooo huge. The place a has so beautiful bears who present some great shows. Their is Circus too where you see some good acrobats. A rail ride with a wolf man is a Fun too. Fun part is u r being chased by a " WOLF MAN" see the pics