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Recreation Park Carousel

Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
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Carousel capital of the world! Our area has six!

Where else can you ride a beautifully restored carousel from 1925 and for free! He didn't want any... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HerMajestyShip
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Binghamton, New York
Magical

I was really impressed with how long the carousel ride was. I loved how old it is and the history... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
mdans89
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Schenectady, New York
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This carousel's 60 horses are arranged in the uncommon four-abreast style.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pipe organ” (3 reviews)
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Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where else can you ride a beautifully restored carousel from 1925 and for free! He didn't want any child to not be able to go on one so all they had to bring was a piece of litter to ride. The music comes from a...More

Thank HerMajestyShip
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was really impressed with how long the carousel ride was. I loved how old it is and the history behind it, I also loved that you can see the machine playing the music and doing the drums... very fascinating.

Thank mdans89
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Like the new play ground they put in. My kids enjoyed playing there. The park has wooden instruments. Well shades.

Thank ShellyDDM
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Wonderful to see the old carousel still in operation. Has been there for years and it is a joy to visit when we're in town.

Thank david d
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I remember riding the Ross Park Carousel as a child so it was a neat experience to take my great-grandchildren to ride this similar one. My kids thought the playground was the "best playground ever" . It is worth a visit if you are in...More

Thank bsconnnor
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went to the park for the "free" antique carousel which I love all things carousel..was so surprised to find there are actually 6 in the area (one is closed for renovations) all free. If you ride them all you get a button..you might call...More

Thank sunrise50
Reviewed 10 August 2017

One of the six in the greater Binghamton area, this is a large carousel with wooden horses and a Wurlitzer complete with a live bass and snare drum. Excellent in both looks and mechanics. Well worth the ride and as always, the price is right....More

Thank Barry D
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Our grandsons played for hours at this Recreation Park, the largest park I have ever seen. It is a non-smoking and dog free park. It is clean with lots of natural greenery, benches, picnic tables but the highlights are the 3 tier climbing apparatus, the...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Prior to my daughter's major surgery, I ask what she wanted to do beforehand and a simple "I want to ride a carousel" was her response. Fast forward a few weeks and we were at the carousel at Recreation Park enjoying the day. It truly...More

1  Thank Willof72
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This carousel is in mint condition and the line was never too long of a wait. Children young and old will enjoy experiencing this nostalgic gem together.

Thank NYLadyDi2
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sardam
7 September 2016|
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Response from cbarnes517 | Reviewed this property |
The carousels are only open until Labor Day unless they have a special event. Last year (2015) The Recreation Park Carousel had a winter event for a few weekends around Christmas time.
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