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Lakeside Park Carousel

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Address: 1 Lakeport Road | Lakeside Park, St. Catharines, Ontario L2N 5B3, Canada
Phone Number: 905 934-1221
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So much fun!

What a gorgeous carousel! It is truly beautiful. The animals are all different and beautifully done. And at a nickle a ride, you can ride them all if you want! :) The ride is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Karen E
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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

What a gorgeous carousel! It is truly beautiful. The animals are all different and beautifully done. And at a nickle a ride, you can ride them all if you want! :) The ride is beautifully maintained and in wonderful shape. The building doesn't offer much of a view, but it provides shelter so you can ride the carousel any time,... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a very nostalgic place. My husband grew up in Port Dalhousie and this brings back fond memories. It is only still 5 cents a ride. Was there last summer with my son, daughter in law and two grandsons.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The nickel ride in Port..best family deal for years!Nostalgic history,oldest carousel in Canada near the Lake area a renowned area for walks on the pier.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We often take our grandchildren to the legendary Carosel as it is unique with the hand painted animals, old music and affordable cost (5 cents a ride!!). The love it, and so do we!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It's five cents a ride, a piece of history and located steps away from a great beach. A fun spot to bring kids or a significant other. Follow it up with a walk along the pier.

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St. Catharines, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit with little kids. At 5 cents a ride, it is almost free. The horses are well taken care of, freshly painted every winter. After a ride, walk the pier or play at the beach or playground.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This historic carousel is so charming and cared for by volunteers whole overlooking the lake. A must visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For 5 cents a ride, you can't beat a fun ride on an outdoor carousel. Complete with the old school music it is enjoyed by every age group. With the park right beside it, an open field for kicking the ball around or some frisbee and a clear view of the lake with a long pier for a nice walk,... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I remember the old carousel and this reproduction is excellent. I've taken my grandchildren there a few times and they love it. The beach and the park are well taken care of, so its a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. Take a stroll on the pier or enjoy one of the restaurants on Main St. in old Port... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great spring/summer activity by the lake! Fun for family and romantic for couples. Doesn't go too fast and ride lasts a decent length of time. Large playground adjacent to carousel and beach and walking/fishing pier steps away. Can't beat the price at 5 cents a ride, on this original old fashioned carousel!

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