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Recreation Park Carousel

Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
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Only open weekends !

As of June 2017 of the 6 carousel only two were open on weekdays. The one in the zoo is being... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael B
New Jersey
via mobile
Old time fun

By researching the local AA baseball team's name of Rumble Ponies we learned that Binghamton was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Westbrook, Maine
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This carousel's 60 horses are arranged in the uncommon four-abreast style.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As of June 2017 of the 6 carousel only two were open on weekdays. The one in the zoo is being dismantled and shipped away to be restored, that'll take all summer. C.F. J Boulevard one is only open after 4pm. The one in the...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By researching the local AA baseball team's name of Rumble Ponies we learned that Binghamton was the home to the most old carousels. Recreation Park had the largest one so we decided to visit. It is a beautiful 4 horse wide carousel with pipe organ...More

Thank Springerlvr02
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This carousel is part of the Triple Cities carousel history. It has been restored and is free to ride. It opens Memorial Day weekend and is also open during the Christmas season.

1  Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You won't find many places like this today. Check their website for operating times. It's well kept and just a neat old time attraction.

Thank twebb2016
Reviewed 15 February 2017

wonderfully preserved carousal and it is still free-enjoyable for all ages from babies to elderly-well worth the trip

Thank halljoanne49
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Go ride all five carousels and receive a free pin of your experience !! Thanks to George F Johnson they are all free to ride. A wonderful experience.

Thank Frank2437
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Located at Binghamton's Recreation Park, this is one of six carousel's still operating in the Triple Cities (Binghamton, Johnson City and Endicott) that were bought by the owner of Endicott Johnson shoes (George F. Johnson) which was a big shoe manufacturer in the area until...More

Thank msmacher
Reviewed 30 August 2016

an iconic merry ground that is one of many thoughout the Binghamton Area. It's free-- all they ask for is a piece of litter that you've picked up to be deposited in the trash, and voilà! A very popular local attraction which kids -- and...More

Thank DEP3
Reviewed 29 August 2016

What a wonderful park - a huge fort/climbing gym, pool, bandshell, and of course - the vintage carousel. The purpose of our visit was to ride the carousel (we're doing the whole Binghamton circuit) and this was a great experience.

Thank Melanie G
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The best playground for kids, it's huge! The carrousel is so lovely and it's free :-) You can go swimming in the outside pool for just $0.5, isn't that great!

1  Thank Vestalier
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Is it open on weekends past labour day?
7 September 2016|
Response from cbarnes517 | Reviewed this property |
The carousels are only open until Labor Day unless they have a special event. Last year (2015) The Recreation Park Carousel had a winter event for a few weekends around Christmas time.