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Address: George W. Johnson Park, Endicott, NY
Description: This carousel was restored for its 60th birthday, in 1994.

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fun, clean, friendly

Great to ride the carousel. Its nicely maintained. I used to visit the pool when my kids were small. Its great for those under 6 … and close to Kelly's where you can get take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
kals1gal
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upstate, NY
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upstate, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great to ride the carousel. Its nicely maintained. I used to visit the pool when my kids were small. Its great for those under 6 … and close to Kelly's where you can get take out pizza for lunch

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NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have 7 nice carousels in our county. They are all free! The Johonson's family, from Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company, wanted them to always remain free so no child would be denied a ride. When one of the Johnson's sons was small, he couldn't ride on a carousel because they could not afford it.

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Ithaca, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Free carousel rides on handcarved horses, what could be better? There was a delightful mix of kids and grownups from the neighborhood, the horses are respectfully repainted, there's a view of adjoining playgrounds and pool.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This merry-go-round is well-kept, free to ride, and in a nice enclosed building with windows that open, offering a nice breeze but also protection for the machine during off-season months. The carousel unfortunately no longer has its band organ, but uses authentic carousel recordings instead. The carousel is part of the "Carousel Circuit" encompassing 6 carousels in the Triple Cities... More 

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Endicott, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Neat and close to home. Normally not crowded and the kids love it...so do the grandkids.

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Syosset
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

As another reviewer explained, this is one of six working carousels in the region given by George F. Johnson (of Endicott Johnson Shoe fame). He donated all 6 years ago, and specified that no one should ever have to pay to ride them – and so it is today. If you have a 2-4 hours, work your way around and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

One of six working carousels in the region given by George F. Johnson, this is a small 36 animal carousel. Patrons can ride for free. Located in the "Little Italy" section, the park has been renovated in 1999. This carousel was made in 1936 it is in very good condition. Carousel enthusiasts will enjoy the visit as will small children.... More 

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lansing, mi
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2005

my name is joey pavia. i was born on the north side of endicott. raised on oak hill ave. 5 houses up from the park. the carousel(merry go round) was the centerpiece of the park. everyone rode it. it was beautiful then. it is beautiful now. the north side park and carousel(merry-go-round) go hand and hand. together they make for... More 

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