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Address: Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
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This carousel's 60 horses are arranged in the uncommon four-abreast style.

This carousel's 60 horses are arranged in the uncommon four-abreast style.

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Gem of the West

Played kickball in kindergarten with the same oak trees that are there now over 50 years ago. There iIs more history in this park than most people will ever realize.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
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Binghamton, New York

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Binghamton, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Played kickball in kindergarten with the same oak trees that are there now over 50 years ago. There iIs more history in this park than most people will ever realize.

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Thank Robert S
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57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with two couples. It was a holiday event and rather nostalgic. Even though it was mostly families with young children, it was fun to have the experience as an adult. It's worth the stop if you're in the area.

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Thank juliejo14
Endicott, New York
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46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

It's true, Rod Serling, one of the best 1960s TV series creators, lived just a few blocks from "Rec" Park. He did one of his shows with the park as a setting about a man who travels back in time to his youth days. How fitting for Serling to take something from his heart and play it on the screen.

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Thank Hereandthere913
Binghamton, New York
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121 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice laid out park with a carousel and they have a lot of events here, which get crowded. But when nothings going on its peaceful.

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Thank laurahollenbeck
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a great old carousel and free to ride. Check the hours if you are traveling from far or promising kids a ride because the wonderful old carousels in Binghamton are indeed vintage and sometimes they are closed while being maintained and/or repaired. The carousels are also seasonal and do not run in the winter. Recreation Park is in... More 

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Thank UpstateKelly
Binghamton, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Recreation Park is a historical park of several acres located on the West Side of BInghamton and open year round. It was donated by the Johnson Family of the Endicott Johnson Shoe Manufacturing dynasty and one of the foundation companies of the triple cities. The deed stipulates that the City may never charge a fee to use any portion of... More 

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Thank Arlene K
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My kids loved it, (even my husband) my kids said it was very fun to ride! We saw a pool there, but we didn't go! THIS WAS AWSOME!!!O_O

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Thank agr0324
upstate ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We took our children here when they were growing up. Now we take our grandchildren. Horses and music are great. Large capacity so you only need to wait for the 2 songs cycle to end. Only downside, it is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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Thank traveler15UpstateNy
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I grew up in Binghamton and have been on this carousel many times as a child and brought my children there too. I didn't know what a treasure it was at the time.

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Thank Mary C
Decatur, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

How can you beat a free carousel ride. Well maintained, thought the huge fencing surrounding it, supposedly to make us safe detracts from the fun.

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