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Boston Common Carousel

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Address: Boylston and Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108
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No line to speak of on this fall afternoon. It is a beautiful merry-go-round. I think the ride was about 10 minutes. Good memories made.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

No line to speak of on this fall afternoon. It is a beautiful merry-go-round. I think the ride was about 10 minutes. Good memories made.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

What fun! Only $3 a ride and the "horses" are actually unique animals in vivid colors - I rode a purple dragon and my friend rode a cat with a fish in its mouth.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect to see a Carousel in the middle of the Boston Common. It brought some music and color to an otherwise drab and rainy day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Classic Carousel in a classic park. It's beautiful to see and ride. Lovely attention to detail. A must see if you have kids.

Thank Chooqui D
Millbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

While walking through Boston we found the carousel. The kids were excited. It was $3 each, but it did go around quite a few times. The staff were friendly and the area was clean.

Thank Cheryl T
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Short wait, probably because it was cold. Longer than I expected ride. My daughter loved it. And pictures proved it made me smile. Like a kid again. It isn't a roller coaster. But it is a fun little ride enjoyed by the young at heart.

Thank Mike P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

A throw back to an earlier time - hop on your favorite animal and lose yourself in the easy joys of childhood. We all need a dose of fun and frolic.

2 Thank Italianshopper
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Great fun for the whole family. Bring the little ones and have a merry go round time! :-) Right on the Boston Common!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

We took our niece and nephew to the Commons to tire them out, came across the carousel and decided to ride. Only $3 to ride, and adults accompanying children are free. Ride lasts a few minutes, but well worth it after seeing the smiles on their faces. Animals are all different, zebra, rooster, dragon, horses. Great fun.

3 Thank parker617

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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