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“Going in circles?”

George W. Johnson Park Carousel
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Endicott
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Owner description: This carousel was restored for its 60th birthday, in 1994.
Endicott, New York
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163 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Going in circles?”
Reviewed 30 May 2012

Neat and close to home. Normally not crowded and the kids love it...so do the grandkids.

Visited September 2011
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Syosset
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“This is 1 of 6 - but do your research...”
Reviewed 22 August 2011

As another reviewer explained, this is one of six working carousels in the region given by George F. Johnson (of Endicott Johnson Shoe fame). He donated all 6 years ago, and specified that no one should ever have to pay to ride them – and so it is today. If you have a 2-4 hours, work your way around and ride all 6, then get a button to show off your accomplishment. All located in parks (and one of them is near a zoo and a fun kiddy “storybook park” which little ones (and adults) will love). All have a sheet giving info on all six - locations and what not.
IMPORTANT: do your research first – we went on a Saturday (homeward bound from Canada) and only found out by looking on web that at least 2 of the carousels were closed, and that two others opened at 10am and two others opened at 12. You can ride them in any order – you get a card after riding each one – then present the 6 cards at any of the carousels and get a button. In this case we only had to present 4 cards (since two were closed), but as luck had it, our forth carousel had run out of buttons – sooo…. Back to number three for buttons.
Overall a fun time – kids (7, 10, and 13) all liked it. None of the carousels have rings to grab for – this would be a cool addition, but I am told it is more of a Coney Island Carousel thing.

Visited August 2011
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Ride for Free, #2 of 6 Carousels”
Reviewed 5 July 2008

One of six working carousels in the region given by George F. Johnson, this is a small 36 animal carousel. Patrons can ride for free. Located in the "Little Italy" section, the park has been renovated in 1999. This carousel was made in 1936 it is in very good condition. Carousel enthusiasts will enjoy the visit as will small children. This is one of the speedier carousels. There is also printed material available about this and the other carousels in the region.

The carousel is in a small park with a playground for children. There is a large swimming pool near by and restrooms adjacent to the carousel. A nice ice cream shop is across the street for a cool treat.

Each carousel in the circuit has a collectors card for riders. Collect all 6 and trade them in for a button. It is suggested to start with West Endicott Park carousel and work your way east, ending at the Ross Park carousel. You can get a special treat for your button at the carousel shop.

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lansing, mi
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“pavia, born on the north side of endicott”
Reviewed 6 December 2005

my name is joey pavia. i was born on the north side of endicott. raised on oak hill ave. 5 houses up from the park. the carousel(merry go round) was the centerpiece of the park. everyone rode it. it was beautiful then. it is beautiful now. the north side park and carousel(merry-go-round) go hand and hand. together they make for a beautiful place to visit and play. ----

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