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Balboa Park Carousel

2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1646
+1 619-239-0512
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We went on Dec 31. I don't know if it's nicer in spring/summer but the "vegetation" around the... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Monterrey, Mexico
Remains Great

We visited the carousel after a day Balboa Park. Although the children are older than 5 years ago... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Anco M
via mobile
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2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1646
Balboa Park
+1 619-239-0512
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We went on Dec 31. I don't know if it's nicer in spring/summer but the "vegetation" around the carrousel and during the ride looked sad - it was mostly dirt and what looked like burnt branches. If you have a small kid, they will enjoy...More

Thank mdperezg
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the carousel after a day Balboa Park. Although the children are older than 5 years ago when we visited last, the carousel remains great fun. A lovely example of an old fashioned carousel the brass ring game remains a must.

1  Thank Anco M
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Nothing beats this carousel anywhere. The music and memories will be imbedded in anyone's memory forever. Go back in time and ride your antique animal into a land of fantasy and adventure. A must do when you are here.

Thank Momcat60
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The whole family was rather disappointed. Perhaps our children were simply too old for it, but they were greatly disappointed. They'd been much more thrilled before we'd gotten there and we left way before expected. Huge disappointment. Probably good for people of younger age.

1  Thank HotelsforDays
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

No matter how old you are , you can enjoy a carousel. This one has antique animals and seats to ride on. It has the brass ring to try for, which is everyone's favorite. Nothing puts you in a better mood than riding a carousel.

2  Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This little railroad/carousel is located right out side of the zoo before getting to the park. A cute thing to check out with kids under 10. It was only a few dollars per ride too!

1  Thank Love4Travel616
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Two kids, six bucks lots of smiles, super cute and for a change I still have enough money left in my wallet for something else. A nice thing to do in Balboa Park, but not a destination unto itself.

Thank Stu S
Reviewed 14 December 2015

It's a small and classic miniature railroad and carousel, but fun to visit. Like many such attractions, it's clear that the operators take pride in this attraction.

Thank Rexflash
Reviewed 27 September 2015

What can I say about the San Diego Miniature Railroad & Carousel except to say that if one is taking a child, be it grandchild, niece, nephew, etc., no trip to the area is complete without a ride on one of the two. Though lines...More

1  Thank traveltoforeignlands
Reviewed 21 September 2015

First the train. $2 per person, Free for 11-months and under, which obviously means that 'kids of all ages' can ride too! There are only a few left like it in the country. Open 11-4:30 and operated by volunteers working through the San Diego Zoo....More

3  Thank etweeden
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