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Central Park Carousel

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Wonderful historic carousel with painted horses that rise and fall. Music is authentic organ type hum along songs. Plenty of room for small and large groups and there is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Wonderful historic carousel with painted horses that rise and fall. Music is authentic organ type hum along songs. Plenty of room for small and large groups and there is a professional photographer that takes your picture for purchase as a remembrance. The cost was $3 per person, infants free. Worth the price!

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

There's not a lot to entertain kids and adults alike for $3 in this city, but if you have kids or you're an old romantic, why not give this lovely restored carousel a whirl? It's under cover which means it is a bit dark but it's very cute and I'm a fan!

Thank Heggles75
Bangkok, Thailand
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238 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

If you are an adult without children just pass by to see it as it is an old carousel. Take a photography and continue yoir walk in the park.

Thank BananaLu
Elkville, Il
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

What a wonderful place to revisit your childhood. This well-restored carousel is authentic from the early 20th Century and has fared well under Donald Trump's custodianship; a piece of Americana not to be missed.

Thank orangysfriend
Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

found this carousel whilst walking throught central park, had so much fun remembering my childhood, the staff take photos which can be purchased after the ride.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The carousel is in Central Park, it's not hard to find, near the Visitor's Center. It's a highlight I usually try to include on all my trips.

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New York, New York
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I like this merry-go-round, because listening to a waltz makes me want to ride on this. It also reminds me of amusement parks.

Thank Ilanfreedman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Every time we visit Central Park in good weather, my kids want to ride the carousel. It's an old-fashioned carousel with the wood-carved horses and carriages (not plastic). We don't usually encounter lines (I guess we get lucky) and the ride goes for a reasonable amount of time so they have fun.

Thank yourtravelchick
Glassboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

If you are looking for central park nostalgia then this is the attraction to visit. Low cost and keeps the kids entertained! Great historical piece to see and experience

Thank Starsky84
Workington, United Kingdom
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211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Really wanted to see the carousel, expecting it to be in the open, and really ornate, and olf fashioned, but it was nearly all covered in, however, only $3 for a ride.

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