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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, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, 92101 | Map It
  • Phone: 619/239–0512
  • Cost: $2.50
  • Hours: Mid-June–Labor Day, 11–5:30 daily; Labor Day–Mid-June, 11–5:30 weekends and school holidays
  • Location: Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
Updated: 05-16-2014

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