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Pacific Park

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Address: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3128
Phone Number:
+1 310-260-8744
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Family amusement park located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier...

Family amusement park located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier features 12 rides, 14 midway games, restaurants and shops.

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End of Route 66

Beach near by to dip feet in ocean, then check out a few rides. Ride tickets a little pricey. Beautifully lit up at night. Well worth the visit, if in the area.

Reviewed October 18, 2015
Marlette M
Windsor, Canada
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Wheaton, Illinois
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Historic location that you've probably seen many times on tv and movies. Walk the whole pier, stop in the shops, talk to the venders, Tyra restaurant and bar or two. Ride the Ferris wheel for an incredible view of the whole area and beyond on a clear night.

Thank Mark60187
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

We are fans of thrill rides and we knew we wouldn't find any here, but we thought it would be nice to ride the big wheel as it looked relaxing. However $8 per ride was too expensive in our opinion and so we didn't bother. The park seems well maintained and is nice to photograph as it's very colourful.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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202 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were here on Sunday, September 27, 2015 and it wasn't extremely crowded. We rode the Pacific Wheel and enjoyed the view of the city after dark.

Thank Robin G
Windsor, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed October 18, 2015

Beach near by to dip feet in ocean, then check out a few rides. Ride tickets a little pricey. Beautifully lit up at night. Well worth the visit, if in the area.

Thank Marlette M
Overland Park, KS
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225 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Old school amusement park with fun rides for kids and carnival type games. Our daughter had the time of her life here. We spent the day riding rides,playing games and eating ice cream and funnel cakes. She told us "it was her best day ever." A win for us.

Thank AnnieTigers
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Reminder of days gone by. Roller coaster, Ferris Wheel, game booths, snack foods. Very small carnival area attached to the Santa Monica Pier. Lots of families and date couples. Adds to the fun of the pier. Worth a visit. Lights on the rides are particularly striking at night.

Thank SJR55
Staffordshire united Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

We took our Grandchildren the Carousel always the first call then on to the Arcade very popular and always busy can be expensive but enjoyable when you see the delight on young children's faces there are quite a few rides for very young children but just a few for Adults but that aside it is a must to visit if... More 

Thank Pauline T
Nine Mile River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2015

We enjoyed the Pacific wheel. The world's largest solar powered Ferris wheel. The ride seemed to stop a lot to let passengers off and on.

Thank SherrySwirl
Alpine, California
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Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Quite a few rides for how small of a venue. My son and his girlfriend rode the ferris wheel. They were hoping for a nice sunset

Thank 10ringtraveler
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Not many rides but if you are at Santa Monica Pier and can catch a groupon, give it a try. The $28.95 for unlimited rides is way to pricey. I found a groupon deal for $15 so it was a decent deal. The staff were all very cordial.

Thank 007Beaner

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