If you follow us on Twitter, then you know we were in Coney Island this weekend. While we didn’t explore all of Luna Park, we managed to cover the necessities.

We had Nathan’s hotdogs (also chilidogs and crinkle cut French fries with bacon). We had ice cream (covered in sprinkles and toppings). We drank at the Sideshows by the Seashore and then did something that you probably have never done and can’t find anywhere else.

Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed venue in the country where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow.

We saw burlesque dancers, women laying on a bed of nails, rope tricks and THE GREAT THROWDINI (REV. DR. DAVID R. ADAMOVICH) — The World’s FASTEST Knife Thrower in Maximum Risk, — Impalement Arts with a Touch of Magic and Comedy.

Sideshows by the Seashore represents the origins of American Theater, starting with PT Barnum in 1842 and is also the home of the American Sideshow Hall of Fame. The Sideshow is one of the oldest and most important programs and is the most visible, most egalitarian, and most memorable for visitors to Coney Island.

The show wasn’t the greatest and the neighborhood of Coney Island certainly isn’t the prettiest. However, it’s something that everyone should experience. It’s a 24/7 carnival in the middle of a city with entertainment (on and off the street) you will never see again!