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Ross Park Carousel

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Address: Ross Park, Binghamton, NY

This carousel's original Wurlitzer organ has been restored to working...

This carousel's original Wurlitzer organ has been restored to working order.

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Carousel and Zoo too!

This was a sweet carousel just at the entrance to the Ross Park Zoo. I loved the sign "Admission, One Piece of Litter".

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was a sweet carousel just at the entrance to the Ross Park Zoo. I loved the sign "Admission, One Piece of Litter".

Thank HappyCamperMe
Binghamton, New York
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A wonderful family outing to the zoo would not be complete without a ride on this free carousel. the Horsies go up and down as the carousel music plays, and there are even non-movable seats for the less venturesome. Right near the entrance to the zoo, and also a hop and a skip from the Discovery Center for little ones.;

Thank DEP3
Lethbridge, Canada
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Ride a piece of history. This carousel has been enjoyed by several generations of my family. You have a choice of horses or carriage.

Thank Janet F
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60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We enjoyed taking our friends on this carousel also. This one has the music and admission is a piece of litter!

Thank Karen D
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Ross Park Carousel is a covered carousel in Ross Park. We were visiting for a wedding and needed to get our 4 year old some physical activity so we stopped here. I'd read some about the carousel but not much on the park. This carousel is free and a long ride, two great points. But the park is fabulous!!! I... More 

1 Thank MrsAmanda87
Albany, New York
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40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We went to the zoo that was right next to this.....we did not know it was free until we walked up and saw the sign ......FREE! There is a pamphlet about all of the free carousel in the area....great story....you should read it!

Thank cooms2014
Vestal, New York, United States
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91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is one of six carousels gifted to Broom County by Endicott Johnson Shoe industrialist George Johnson. It is also earmarked for restoration this year. No problem because there are five others to ride. And you cannot ignore a stroll through one of the Country's oldest zoo's.

1 Thank Henry S
San Antonio, Texas
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254 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

If you want to relive your youth this is the place. All aged kids love the carousel. Even the old people... I meant me too!

1 Thank Davin D
Binghamton, New York
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168 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful old carousel, rode it when I was young and now friends with grandkids can ride it free. It's a long walk to get the lids to and it's down in a valley.

Thank laurahollenbeck
Greensboro, North Carolina
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132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

A real throwback experience. Leave your pride in the car and enjoy looking at the various horses as well as riding up-and-down-and-around. Length of ride is just long enough, and your co-riders can range from little kids to wedding parties to foreigners to otherwise-jaded teens to seniors.

Thank wayne s

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