Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome
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Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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RogueTrippers
Guelph, Canada4,858 contributions
Dec 2019
Date of Visit: Sunday, Dec 15th, 2019

When you are on Santa Monica Pier, be sure to visit the LOOFF Hippodrome Carousel.
I love classic and historic merry-go-rounds, and the LOOFF ones are amazing. We visit these carousels as often as possible and there is a Fabulous one on Santa Monica Pier.

IT is beautiful, it has amazing characters/animals, and awe inspiring craftsmanship.

Take some time and appreciat this beautiful piece of history and artisty and ride the Carousel many times - chosing different animals each time.
Written January 13, 2020
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Susan K
Crown Point, IN69 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
There are so few wooden carousels left from the golden era, 1900 - 1920. Looff was the carver whose horses are most realistic and elegant. If you are new to carousels, it will be easy to see the difference between this masterpiece and the fiberglass horses which are much more common. Look at each horse, and notice all the different and detailed trappings, all the jewels. There is a goat and a pig on the second row. Take your time enjoying each beautiful animal - you'll have plenty of time. The carvings are exquisite. You may never have another opportunity to see a Looff carousel in your lifetime.
Written June 26, 2019
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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,207 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Featured prominently in The Sting. Looked for Paul Newman and the friendly women, unfortunately none were in sight. Just a fascinating merry go round, unchanged, after so many years. Going strong, best visited with a hot dog on a stick.
Written August 28, 2018
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Lori T
4 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
As I traveled Europe building a business with my young children, one of the fondest memories were the many merry-go rounds found in Paris! We need more of these family oriented joyful activities in our town. The Santa Monica Pier is always a joy to visit, even though my children are now in their twenties and thirties! The sight and sounds of the merry-go-round brings great memories back and it's also such a joy to watch the local children run with joy to pick their favorite colorful horse! The small roller coaster is fun for all ages, the lights and views from
from the Ferris Wheel are beautiful! You'll find all kinds of good food as well, Have a great time!
Written April 24, 2018
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jmseight
Los Angeles, CA44 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
This is the cheapest ride in SoCal. $1 for kids, and $2 for adults. For a vintage carousel.
The upkeep of the carousel is amazing. For first time visitors to Santa Monica, it is a must see.
Written January 5, 2018
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Gavin H
1,279 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
A great building housing an historic carousel (1922 I think) that is kept in wonderful condition. Even if you don't go for a ride, do stop in to admire the Carousel.
Written December 12, 2015
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Marie F
Stamford, UK184 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
We stopped by whilst at the pier, a great place to stop for some shade on a hot day. There is a beautiful carousel that we watched while we sat and rested our tired legs. I bet the kids would really like it here and it is a nice historical attraction
Written June 6, 2015
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Palomared
Santa Monica, CA23 contributions
This place is great to bring little kids and friends. I wouldn't say it's perfect but it's really good. It also has some history, and they haven't changed it since my first time here.
Written December 30, 2014
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt489 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
It is located in Ocean Avenue at Santa Monica Pier for childish entertainment, so it is suitable for families with kids.
Written February 18, 2024
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Aussie_Tourist79
Sydney, Australia605 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
What a great find. Rides were a reasonable price and every one left happy at this find was we explored the Santa Monica pier area.
Written September 21, 2018
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