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Recreation Park Carousel

Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Binghamton
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: This carousel's 60 horses are arranged in the uncommon four-abreast style.
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Binghamton, NY
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The carousels in our area are great (and free). Unfortunately they're only open during the summer months. The kids want to stay on over and over again. We usually just change horses when the music stops, for four or five rides.

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Easton, Maryland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The carousel is a real treasure in the park. My wife and I took a free ride and it was great. The carousel is beautifully restored and we learned that Binghamton is the "carousel capital of the world"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My son and I went there today to check out Recreation Park. He is not a big fan of riding the caresal but enjoyed watching. Listening to the original Wurlizter organ is a treat too. There is a pool, tennis courts, a former sand volleyball pit that can be used as a sand box, and typical playground equipment. Of course... More

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Binghamton, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

the carousel is great, the speed is medium some around town are much faster, i think this was plenty fast. there is a public pool play ground. lots of kids. and ice cream truck was there when we went!

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Binghamton, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

So nice to have preserved our carousels. Several in the triple cities and Rec Park is one, offering swimming, picnicking, children's area, music fests..and more. Great little park!!

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Binghamton, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A free carousel? It doesn't get any better than that! And no, its not just some crappy small carousel, this is THE nicest carousel in Broome county! It is well taken care of, the horses are in good condition, its big, and the park surrounding it is great too!

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Rochester, NY
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391 reviews 391 reviews
95 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visiting friends in town and had time to kill and since we were near the park we took a spin on the free historic carousel. It was beautifully maintained. We did have to chuckle that they had four workers running this when there was really no one around on this gray, cool Saturday... I guess it is a good summer... More

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Cedar Knolls
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We've been going to the Rec Park Carousel for many years. In fact, our parents went there as children themselves. Well worth the trip to ride an authentic, historic carousel in a beautiful park setting!

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Binghamton, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I personally have been riding this carousel for over 70 years. It is a place to bring your grandchildren and a place to go by yourself just to ride a merry-go-round. While there you can enjoy the swings, slides and more that make up Recreation Park. Broome County is very fortunate to have five carousels. You can do the complete... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This brings any baby boomer back to the 1950's when almost every park had a Merry Go Round. This is a genuine original carousel with horses of all styles, some a little worse for wear but grand no less. A great thrill for all ages

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