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Cafesjian's Carousel

1245 Midway Pkwy, Near the Conservatory in Como Park, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1061
+1 651-489-4628
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A Do Not Miss Opportunity

My wife and I were heading to the Como Park Zoo when we chanced upon Cafesjian's Carousel. My wife... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bill R
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Portland, Oregon
Summer visit

My daughter and grand daughter rode recently. The volunteers do a great job of giving the history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pahb44
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Large, beautifully restored antique carousel with 68 hand-carved horses and two chariots. Lovingly cared for by volunteers, who operate it in warm weather, May 1-Oct. 31 each year. Children under 3 ride free but must be accompanied by a paying adult; other safety rules are presented in a brief pre-ride speech. This carousel operated at the Minnesota State Fair from 1914 to 1989 and was saved by the community from being broken up and sold at auction. Enjoy!
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1245 Midway Pkwy, Near the Conservatory in Como Park, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1061
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were heading to the Como Park Zoo when we chanced upon Cafesjian's Carousel. My wife loves carousels and she could not resist the opportunity to ride on one. We were fortunate to arrive on one of the 4 days of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and grand daughter rode recently. The volunteers do a great job of giving the history of the carousel. They stress safety on the ride as well. The ride is a good value at $2.00.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Saint Paul is so lucky to have great benefactors that know what to save. This is a wonderful, magical place for children and adults of all ages. Add a picnic lunch, and you have a perfect day.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I look forward every year to go and ride the carousel. The music is fantastic ad the horses are spectacular. The gift shop in very nice also.

Thank Thomas P
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Open in summer months - a must-do as part of your experience visiting the Como Zoo and Conservatory.

Thank Sieglinde G
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We were at Como zoo and rode the carousel at the end of a very fun visit. The carousel horses are beautifully restored wooden sculptures, the ride was surprisingly fast and fun! I'd recommend an adult rider with each child five and under, though the...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Classic carousel with original hard carved horses and music provides great enjoyment and entertainment for the young and not so young.

Thank RDwarrior2010
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Definitely worth the visit to ride the restored carousel. This is the one that was at the State Fairgrounds when we were kids and has been moved twice since then and meticulously restored by countless volunteers and the non-profit that owns and operates it.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This carousel is a well preserved piece of history that has been located in Como Park. We took our three year old granddaughter on the ride this summer. She thoroughly enjoyed it. My only complaint is the short hours of operation. We went back later...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Children love this. It's a must while at Como Zoo. Last time I was on it I believe the cost was $2 a person.

Thank tif316
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