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“A walk back in time....”

Lakeside Park Carousel
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$35.96*
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Cambridge, Canada
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87 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A walk back in time....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Back in time to 1914 - where else can you go on a merry-go-round for 5 cents? We bought a bunch of tickets and just gave the remaining ones away when we were done. It takes you back to the thrill of your first ride on a carousel, the sensation of flying along on horseback while dreaming of where you are going! I love it and come back every summer for a few rides but I does get very busy! It's worth the trip to St. Catharines just for this but we usually drive along the Welland Canal following a freighter through the locks or else go for a picnic in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Visited August 2013
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St. Catharines, Canada
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Ride a 100-yr old Carousel at a 1914 price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Children and adults alike enjoy a whirl on this restored Carousel riding the hand-carved horses, lions, camels, goats and giraffes and four chariots. The accompanying music is played by an antique Frati band organ. All this for only five cents a ride !
Right by the beach at Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie, the Carousel is only open in the summer months. We found this a happy inclusion to our lovely day in Port Dalhousie.

Visited August 2013
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St. Catharines, Canada
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun for all ages!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visited Lakeside Park to spend some time just relaxing in the evening and came across the Carousel which is honestly still just 5 cents! It was a fun activity and so inexpensive! If you have kids, they will definitely enjoy it.

Visited June 2013
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simcoe
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great value & Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were just recently on this attraction with my granddaughter , I will say for one nickel you can have fun and children love it. She went on 5 trips and wanted more. I would recommend it to everyone, it is a work of art and a treasure for all.....

Visited May 2014
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st catharines
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful memories of the old Lakeside Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having grown up when Lakeside was still operating ; I well remember the crowds of people that hung out on warm summer evenings. Now the only thing left is the old carousel; and guess what? Its still only 5 cents a ride, that's right 5 cents! Bring the kids , you will enjoy this but check the hours of operation first, sometimes only open on weekends.

Visited May 2014
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