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“Unique step back in time”

Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Olcott
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unique step back in time”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Perfect place to spend a day trip. We came for a festival to nearby krull park and fell in love with this town. The carousel park is lovely. Has 6 rides designed for 52" and smaller. My 5 and 2 year old love it. For .25 cents a ride you can ride for hours on $10!!! No lines, no worries about being too far to see what your kids are doing, which makes a relaxing visit for mom and dad. They have done a fantastic job restoring all the rides and creating the feel of a vintage kid park. We drove across the state for the rides, to walk the park, and evening fireworks. For a short trip with kids under 7 this is a great time!!

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Shonasi
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Potsdam, New York
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370 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Turn back the clock for your kids, and be one again yourself!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

This place is small by size standards but really is a special place! Not having just the Carousel, you can place several arcade games and enjoy the time with others. Covered venues means you can get by if coll or a bit damp, so get out there and be a kid again!

Visited June 2014
2 Thank mdkadk
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North Tonawanda, New York
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437 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is a great little amusement park for small children and there are other attractions around it suitable for the "taller" members of the family. Prices are reasonable and you don't have to spend an entire day waiting in lines and trying to get your money's worth.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Marcia B
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Rochester, New York
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119 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great day trip back in time”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

A great place to visit if you have a child/grandchild under 52 inches tall. Park is open Wed. - Sunday 12:00-?. If it is a warm day you may want to head out earlier and take the kids to the playground or spray park at Kroll park which is south/ east of the lake or stop by the beach. Bring small cash bills since the rides are 25 cents each and there are 5 of them plus the carousel (adults can ride this and it runs about every 10 to 15 minutes). Older children(at least 8) may also enjoy playing skee ball. There are a few places to grab a bite to eat as well as at the park. Across the street to the left on the lake is a cute little strip of cottage shops and a replica light house with pictures from the past.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Slanz
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Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This is worth the short drive from Buffalo. I love all things vintage so this place is right up my ally. There are 7 rides which at 25 cents a ride will cost you a whole $1.75. There is also a duck game and a few vintage claw/fortune teller games. The rides would be best for kids 7 or under since you have to be shorter than 52 inches to ride. There is an ice cream stand and several antique stores near by. The beach is right across the street and so is Krull park which has a splash pad.
The hours vary, so check their website for exact times but I think it's 12-6 Wed-Sun.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Xtaline
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