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

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Free Fun for Kids of All Ages

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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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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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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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 73 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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121 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

One of the 6 carousels in the Carousel Circuit. Very nice park. Carousel is free to ride. Great place to take your family.

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Yorba Linda, California
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It is free and you can ride all day. Clean and well cared for. I love it. I grew up ridding it all summer and now I taake my grandchildren.

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Binghamton, New York
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a traditional carousel that has been restored but still plays the traditional carousel music that my husband & I like. It is located in Recreation Park which has a bandstand, picnic tables, slides, swings, tennis court & ball field. Carousel rides are free. This Christmas for 3 weekends they have opened up the carousel & are giving rides.... More 

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Binghamton, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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Address: Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton

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