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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, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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337 reviews 337 reviews
73 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Binghamton, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Please be sure to visit and truly enjoy the lovely sights and sounds of this amazing historical treasure. There are a number of others in the area to be sure to experience as well (Binghamton and the surrounding area is the Carousel Capital of the World - offering 6 of the world's 170 carousels). Rec Park as it is known... More

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Seaford, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I loved this park and the carousel. A lot of fun. The horses are old fashioned and the carousel is so big. The park is really nice. Didn't know this park was there. I had a nice time there. Would recommend visiting here.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

SO MUCH FUN and it is, the the original benefactor of the park decreed, FREE. A must see and must ride. one of 3 in the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

A real treat - old fashioned carousels throughout the Binghamton area - FREE and fun for all ages. Went with two teenagers and we all liked it. They don't open till noon so we had to wait a few minutes but it was worth it. A bit of history to enjoy for free.

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