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Central Park Carousel

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For quite a few years we have visited NYC at Christmas and always spend time in Central Park. While there we always visit the Carousel. Unfortunately, for at least the last 4-5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia B
Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For quite a few years we have visited NYC at Christmas and always spend time in Central Park. While there we always visit the Carousel. Unfortunately, for at least the last 4-5 years it has been closed even though we were told it was open. This year the website said it was closed and we found it open. Everyone in... More 

Thank Patricia B
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Our young daughters loved this carousel. It's vintage and fun, plus the ride is longer than average and it plays lovely music. However, it was disappointing that they charge the parents the same price to stand on the carousel while the kid rides as they do for the kids. Really!? I have to be there with my kids so they... More 

Thank rachellevine
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 635 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Well, this reminds you circus / carnivals of yesteryears. Funfilled experience. You will find adults enjoying the ride more than the kids. Maybe, it like reliving the childhood memories. Tickets are available right before the entry gate. Great experience. And a slice of good things of past.

Thank Bhawanipathania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

There's so much to see in Central Park and this is an old classic. The kids will love it (some big kids too). It's worth taking a look and maybe a ride.

4 Thank RunningDuff
Springfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Great treasure in the middle of Central Park in NYC. The Carousel is well maintained and well supervised. Children and Adults will be charmed by the ride.

Thank 111JCB
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!

Thank 24QueenBee
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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