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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...

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

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Good place for fun!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank agr0324
upstate ny
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

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.

1 Thank NRH76225
Queens, New York
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank luckyteacher
Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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103 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

2 Thank Bertram S
Endicott, New York
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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...

1 Thank Mom2JTD3
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99 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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 

2 Thank b1sally
Waldorf, Maryland
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank jeff84deb
Upstate NY
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62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

2 Thank jkumpon

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