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Central Park Carousel

Central Park, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great photo opportunity if you're adults and want to be children for a while. Well worth the walk through to find it, inside a building so you will need to ask for the carousel and cafe.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Central Park Carousel had first worked in Coney Island and after was moved to the Central Park and it replaced the old one which was destroyed by fire. The first Carousel date from 1871 and this is the 4th of the Carousel Generation that has been entertaining kids and parents since then! The Carousel has 57 hand-carved horses and... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

First time visiting New York and thought I just had to go on this carousel. Whilst queuing up the ticket assistant was rolling his eyes at each customer and when we had paid for our tickets my partner asked where to go and he rudely waved us on. He was either having a bad day or hated his job! Once... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had a terrible experience on the carousel today. As usual, I purchased one ticket for my 5 year old kid and wanted to help her get on the horse while the ticket guy stopped me and started arguing I need a ticket for myself if I'm going to " make a step" on the carousel. After a 3 minutes of... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A vintage carousel in the middle of Central Park on a beautiful June day? What could be better for the kids.

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Hawaii
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The carousel itself was old and the music waaaay too loud!!! Not a fun place for little kids, perhaps suited for older kids and adults.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

When asked what I wanted to do in NYC by my father, my 27 year old self replied ride the Carousel in Central Park. We headed to central park and to find the carousel on the Friday we arrived. We got there at 6:20 and it closed at 6pm. We walked up fifth ave so it wasn't a wasted day-... More

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New York City, New York
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617 reviews 617 reviews
197 attraction reviews
1,596 helpful votes 1,596 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Carousel is an old fashioned beautifully kept Carousel right in the middle of Central Park. Right out of your imagination.A great ride.

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Wantagh, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

What a charming little place this is! After being closed for several years, the Forest Park Carousel found a new operator and has reopened to the public. It's a beautiful antique, wooden carousel. The horses are gorgeous and you really just feel the magic once you step inside the pavilion! There are tickets required to ride but there are deals... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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240 reviews 240 reviews
77 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Wonderful ride for a reasonable price. Makes one feel like a kid again. Only "complaint" and I'm putting that very mildly, is that there seemed to be some "junk" near the back of the carousel. Junk that should have been hidden from the rider's view. But don't care because I really, really, really enjoyed myself.

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