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Central Park Carousel

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romantic and fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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.

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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.

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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

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Workington, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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