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

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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Decatur, Texas
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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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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was a wonderful ride and FREE! We visited from NYC and rode the carousel because it inspired Rod Serling's Twilight Zone episode "Walking Distance". The music is great!

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We are carousel enthusiasts and came here specifically to ride the circuit of 6 carousels. These carousels were purchased by George F. Johnson of Endicott-Johnson Shoe Manufacturing and given to the cities in the Binghamton area along with the parks on the condition they remain free for everyone to ride. In developing excellent relations with his workers, Johnson was a... More 

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Endicott, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There was a music fest we came to see.. We have been to this park plenty of times to ride the merry go round. It is a big park with a pool, swings and a little playground...it is a little out dated and dirty... Definitely riff raff hanging around so be careful... Nice carousel ride though...

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VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There are 6 Hershell carousels in the Greater Binghamton area. You can ride the carousel at Recreation Park and the other 5 for free. If you ride all 6, you get a pin that is a cool souvenir of your visit. 3 adults in our family ages 48 to 70 enjoyed our tour of the area and rode all 6... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went to Recreation Park as we were visiting Binghamton specifically for Rod Serling related sites. We had toured the Twilight Zone exhibit in the annex building of the Bundy Museum and got directions to this park from there. This park was within walking distance (5-6 blocks) from Rod Serling's childhood home at 67 Bennett Ave. and this carousel located... More 

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Upstate NY
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We love this carousel. It is very well kept and clean. The staff is typically college or high school-aged kids that lack people-skills, but that does not deter the nostalgia. Fun for families w/kids of all ages.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to Vestal NY for a funeral and had time to explore so we read about how there a 6 carousel all historical in the area. So even tho it was a rainy cold day we set out to find them. We got to two of them before they closed at 5. it was cool to see them and... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was a genuine carousel for the late 1800s/early 1900s with the painted horses that move up and down. They provide a free 2 or 3 minute ride on request. I think they make if longer if there are more riders. It is on the grounds of the zoo. The zoo itself charges a entrance fee, but the carousel is... More 

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United States
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138 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

if you ride all of the carousels in the area you get a button. A lot of fun and a great rememberence item. Maybe a little hokey, but good clean old fashioned fun.

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