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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 Carousel rides

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
karen b
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Easton, Maryland
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The carousel is a real treasure in the park. My wife and I took a free ride and it was great. The carousel is beautifully restored and we learned that Binghamton is the "carousel capital of the world"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My son and I went there today to check out Recreation Park. He is not a big fan of riding the caresal but enjoyed watching. Listening to the original Wurlizter organ is a treat too. There is a pool, tennis courts, a former sand volleyball pit that can be used as a sand box, and typical playground equipment. Of course... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

the carousel is great, the speed is medium some around town are much faster, i think this was plenty fast. there is a public pool play ground. lots of kids. and ice cream truck was there when we went!

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

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