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“A sense of history and wonder” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lakeside Park Carousel

Lakeside Park Carousel
1 Lakeport Road | Lakeside Park, St. Catharines, Ontario L2N 5B3, Canada
905 934-1221
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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St. Catharines, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A sense of history and wonder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

My children grew up in Port Dalhousie and walking to the park and going on the nickel carousel rides was a part of their heritage. A ride and an ice cream cone spelled happiness to them and didn't cost a fortune. They had their favourite animals and even gave them names.

Visited May 2012
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Vineland, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Strong Recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Where else but here can you take a ride on a Merry Go Round for only $0.05? This attraction is a historic rebuilt Carousel that is now run by the City of St Catharines during the summer months.
Imagine giving your kids one dollar and they could ride it all afternoon. Just a heads up, not all the horses go "up and down" some are fixed. Just look above the horse to see if it is fixed, or moves. Some kids like one, some the other.
The Port Dalhousie beach is at the park, and there are lots of bars and restaurants nearby. This attraction is popular with both locals and tourists. It is a great, and very inexpensive way to spend a summer's afternoon. Strong Recommend.

Visited October 2012
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Family Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The carousel itself is beautiful, but the surrounding area is as well. You can spend the day at the beach with your family as it is steps away from the carousel. There are also restaurants and bars nearby. What a great way to spend a summer day!

Visited May 2012
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St. Catharines, Canada
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“5 cents a ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

For a mere nickel you can ride a restored and historically significant carousel. As you go around you can see Lake Ontario. It's worth a stroll to the beach and over to the pier. Get an ice cream and have a perfect day.

Visited October 2012
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Burlington, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Sweet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

this is an adorable historical place to take your kids. The original carousel is beautiful and it is only a nickle to ride! Take your camera!!

Visited February 2013
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