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Published 07/06/2016

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

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  • $2.50

Published 07/06/2016


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