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.
1889 Zoo Pl., behind zoo parking lot, San Diego, California, 92101, USA
Oct 27, 2005
Where is the original Balboa Park Carousel? Who sold it?