Fodor's Expert Review Balboa Park Carousel

Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo Carousel Fodor's Choice

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.

Carousel Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

1889 Zoo Pl.
San Diego, California  92101, USA

619-239–0512

www.balboapark.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $3, Closed weekdays Labor Day–mid-June

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