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Carousel

Updated 05/16/2014

Fodor's Review

Suspended an arm's length away on this antique merry-go-round is the brass ring that could earn you an extra free ride (it's one of the few carousels in the world that continue this bonus tradition). Hand-carved in 1910, the carousel features colorful murals, big-band music, and bobbing animals including zebras, giraffes, and dragons; real horsehair was used for the tails.

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Address:

1889 Zoo Pl., behind zoo parking lot, San Diego, California, 92101, USA

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619-239–0512

Sight Details:

  • $2.50
  • Mid-June–Labor Day, 11–5:30 daily; Labor Day–Mid-June, 11–5:30 weekends and school holidays

Updated 05/16/2014

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