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Central Park Carousel

Central Park, New York City, NY (Central Park)
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Ranked #239 of 851 attractions in New York City
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Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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560 reviews 560 reviews
171 attraction reviews
1,306 helpful votes 1,306 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
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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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225 reviews 225 reviews
72 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

It was a nice carousel. Kids love them. Mine too. A good operation. Ticket machine was broken so we got to ride free. No complaints.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went out of our way to go to this carousel after what I'd read that the horses were quite old and some of the largest. It was worth a stop. The ride is $3 per person -- babies included and was a nice joy for our baby. Recommended if you're in the park.

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Durban
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

it was absolutely baking hot that Saturday in Central Park and after having walked through the park, we got straight on the carousel and really enjoyed the breeze whilst having a mellow ride on the vintage carousel. Really low key and something fun to stumble across.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
51 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

A trip to NYC will not be complete without a ride on the Central Park Carousel. I discovered it about 15 years ago and whenever I am near the 64th Street entrance, make a b-line towards it. It's an original carousel aka vintage. With a calliope that was updated in the 60's bringing you the songs of the Beatles and... More

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