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Ross Park Carousel

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Address: Ross Park, Binghamton, NY
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This carousel's original Wurlitzer organ has been restored to working...

This carousel's original Wurlitzer organ has been restored to working order.

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It is free!

We went to the zoo that was right next to this.....we did not know it was free until we walked up and saw the sign ......FREE! There is a pamphlet about all of the free carousel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
cooms2014
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the zoo that was right next to this.....we did not know it was free until we walked up and saw the sign ......FREE! There is a pamphlet about all of the free carousel in the area....great story....you should read it!

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Thank cooms2014
Vestal, New York, United States
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75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This is one of six carousels gifted to Broom County by Endicott Johnson Shoe industrialist George Johnson. It is also earmarked for restoration this year. No problem because there are five others to ride. And you cannot ignore a stroll through one of the Country's oldest zoo's.

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Thank Henry S
San Antonio, Texas
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211 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

If you want to relive your youth this is the place. All aged kids love the carousel. Even the old people... I meant me too!

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Thank Davin D
Binghamton, New York
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful old carousel, rode it when I was young and now friends with grandkids can ride it free. It's a long walk to get the lids to and it's down in a valley.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A real throwback experience. Leave your pride in the car and enjoy looking at the various horses as well as riding up-and-down-and-around. Length of ride is just long enough, and your co-riders can range from little kids to wedding parties to foreigners to otherwise-jaded teens to seniors.

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Thank wayne s
Binghamton, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This carousel is an old fashioned down to earth carousel. It used to be all you needed was a piece of trash to pay for your ride. Now, they just let you ride for free. I still put a piece of trash in the can..... a childhood memory.

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Thank cooleymo
Queens, New York
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

As a visitor to the area, we had a great time riding this carousel. The music is great and the best part is that is it FREE!

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Thank luckyteacher
Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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113 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We are carousel enthusiasts and came here specifically to ride the circuit of 6 carousels. These carousels were purchased by George F. Johnson of Endicott-Johnson Shoe Manufacturing and given to the cities in the Binghamton area along with the parks on the condition they remain free for everyone to ride. In developing excellent relations with his workers, Johnson was a... More 

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West Pittston, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Such a great place..... you pick up a piece for litter for admission. Needless to say, it's very clean and a nice way to pay respect to the environment, and also help the great work they are doing at the Ross park zoo. Thank you !

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USA
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179 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a fun ride, especially if you are already visiting the Ross park zoo. Be sure to collect your riding pass, after visiting and collecting from all of them you can redeem it for a souvenir!

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