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Central Park Carousel

Address: Central Park, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #249 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Workington, United Kingdom
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246 reviews 246 reviews
164 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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Catlett, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

the carousel was okay staff wasn't very friendly..... they could have had the area cleaner lots of kids wanted to ride,,,,they didn't even noticed that a younger child wasn't even strapped in.....very disappointing but all in all good experience.

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USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

At $3/ticket, it is one of the cheaper things you can do in NYC. Had the carousel to myself with my girlfriend. There were zillions of tourists in NYC when we were there so I guess people don't think to ride the carousel. . Well, maybe they will now, lol.

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NJ
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859 reviews 859 reviews
472 attraction reviews
1,139 helpful votes 1,139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I've been to the Carousel multiple times over the years, including having been taken there by my grandmother when I was a boy. We went past last weekend and instead of reminding me of my own childhood, it always reminds me of the scene in "Catcher in the Rye" when Holden Caulfield takes his younger sister there for a ride.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

On our last day of NY the only thing left on our to do was to have a go on this Carosel. Well we loved it. We chose 2 black horses, it was great, felt like being a kid again. The staff where nice as well. We didnt have to wait in a que as we whent there at 10... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
19 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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