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Address: 320 Bowling Green Drive, San Francisco, CA
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Great Times. With awesome playground next door

Needed to let our little one burn off some energy while on vacation. Came to this park mostly for the playground. Was quite excited to see a carousel here as well. $2 for an adult... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
Peter D
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Waipahu, Hawaii
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Waipahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Needed to let our little one burn off some energy while on vacation. Came to this park mostly for the playground. Was quite excited to see a carousel here as well. $2 for an adult and you can take up to 2 kids under 6 for free. $1 for 6 - 12 years old. Took photos before carousel started. Locked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The carousel is inexpensive and the operator friendly. We almost had it to ourselves on a weekday in November. The adjacent playground makes it a worthwhile 1-2 hour stop with children.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. Great area for kids. They can explore the playground and interact with other kids while you can monitor and even have a picnic set up under a shadow. Located right next to a carousel which is also a success. Great to have the option of taking the kid to a place like this in the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Growing up in San Francisco, my mother used to take me to the carousel every Wednesday for an Icee and a ride on the carousel. Fast forward, I'm an adult with kids of my own and what do I discover? the carousel is still there! It's been updated for safety but is the SAME as it was when I was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

My kids saw it on the park sign, so we went to check it out. It looks as if it hasn't been taken very good care of and expensive to ride for the amount of time.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Have been to Golden Gate Park several times and did not know about the carousel. It's hidden near the tennis courts, play ground, and the lawn bowling club. What a beautifully restored 1914 treasure. Even adventured a ride on an elegant ostrich for just $2.00.

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

There Is a carousel in the Koret children's quarter for $1! In San Francisco, this is a bargain! It is cash only, so come prepared. Parents can ride with their children 5 years old and younger. It is right next to the playground for younger children and steps away from the older kids playground. There is also a cement slide... More 

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

This classic carousel of many colorful creatures is housed in a very nice round building on the eastern end of the very large Golden Gate Park. This was our first stop on an afternoon visit to the park. I had planned to ride, but my husband did not want to ride -- sorry I missed it -- next time I... More 

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Manor, Texas
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137 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

The carousel is Beautiful! You can feel the history on this beautifully manicured carousel. I can't believe it's been around since the 1930's! My little one had a great time! :) The carousel is enclosed indoors so, even on a hot day, the sun isn't torching the seats. The cost for a ride was very reasonable. I can't remember exactly,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

The carousel is old school so lovely. The booth where you buy tickets also sells drinks, ice cream and snacks. Just past the carousel is a wonderful playground, huge! Lots of climbing and other activities for toddlers through to tweens. My personal favorite is the cement slide - take some cardboard with you!

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