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C. Fred Johnson Park Carousel

C. Fred Johnson Park, Johnson City, NY
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FREE rides on 1923 wooden horse carousel in a park

With 72 animals, this is the largest of the six Broome County carousels bequeathed to the public by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karl S
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Well maintained, colorful horses and clean. Always enjoy riding the carousel and remembering my... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Brenda G
Johnson City, New York
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This is the biggest and most ornate of Broome County's six Herschell carousels.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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C. Fred Johnson Park, Johnson City, NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With 72 animals, this is the largest of the six Broome County carousels bequeathed to the public by early 20th century industrialist and welfare capitalist George Johnson. All rides are free! Ride all six (currently five as Ross Park one is being renovated) and get...More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Well maintained, colorful horses and clean. Always enjoy riding the carousel and remembering my childhood playing at the park.

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is one of the biggest carousel in the Broome county. And it is free. They run this during summer holidays, noon to about 8 pm. This is also in a park where there are water fountains for kids to play in, swings, slides etc....More

Thank Naren S
Reviewed 3 October 2016

a must go place to see and ride just to say you did it get some of the history from the triple cites area and have fun with the family

Thank Iron R
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Thanks for the carousel experience! We came to town to ride all the carousels (sadly 1 of the 6 is not running this summer) Another wonderful ride! This is a great legacy for the Johnson family, I hope these carousels are as appreciated by the...More

Thank Melanie G
Reviewed 3 August 2016

who doesn't like a carousel? this has been around for YEAR's and one of the last things you can do for free. if you find yourself getting off the highway and need a quick break to occupy the kids for a a minute, pull into...More

Thank Bones123456789
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The carousel was not open during the day when we planned to visit. But, we notched it was open later on our way to dinner, but didn't have time to stop by. That was disappointing. But it looked very nice!

Thank KaleiBaker
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is one of the several vintage carousels that we are lucky enough to have in our area through the philanthropy of the Johnson family, owners of many Endicott-Johnson Shoe factories. It is one of the largest ones and is very well maintained in a...More

Thank Jb1318
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We are blessed to have so many beautiful carousels in our area but this one, for some reason, is my favorite. The parks crew keeps things clean and in good shape. It takes you back to a simpler time riding your hand selected stallion and...More

Thank Willof72
Reviewed 22 August 2015

This was the highlight of our 1 day in this area! HIGHLY recommend this! We are a couple in our mid-60's and thought it was great! Free, well-run and fun!

Thank Adahgordontripadviso
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Stew W
29 July 2015|
Response from Holley-7 | Reviewed this property |
The carousel and spray park at CFJ Park are open from 4pm – 8pm (weather permitting) on Monday – Fridays and from 12pm – 8pm on Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day through the end of June. From the end of June through... More