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“A SPECIAL WAY TO RECLAIM YOUR JOY!!” 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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$50*
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“A SPECIAL WAY TO RECLAIM YOUR JOY!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I don't care who you are... You need to take a ride on the Lakeside Park Carousel!! Are you tired of the crowds along the walls at the Niagara Falls? This less known spot is a local fave!! You can walk along the pier out into Lake Ontario, picnic on the beach, or climb a tree at Lakeside Park. Everyone can afford the 5c ride. Keep a ticket as a souvineer. There are sleds for the lovers or Grandparents to sit in while riding around and around with their kids or grandkids on both moving or stationary carved wooden animals. There are great photos of the past on display and information about the restoration. The music can be heard outside the pavillion. The organ has been authentically restored and it is wonderful watching the drums beat and cymbals crash. If you need to escape the grind... this is a sure place to unwind so you can reclaim your joy. Make sure you experience this treasure before the multi- million dollar condo project takes over!!

Visited September 2012
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Stevensville, Canada
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“Still only 5c a ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The merry-go-round has been kept in pristine condition over all theses years and still the price of a ride is only 5c

Visited July 2012
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St. Catharines, Canada
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“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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“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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“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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