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Ross Park Carousel

Ross Park, Binghamton, NY
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What an awesome piece of history, free to the public...

This is a stunning carousel that is open to all for a handsome price: A piece of litter. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Closed for Restoration June 2017

We got to see this carousel but not able to get on it or inside it. It is closed for restoration... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
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This carousel's original Wurlitzer organ has been restored to working order.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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Ross Park, Binghamton, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning carousel that is open to all for a handsome price: A piece of litter. It is presently in the process of a restoration which is nice to see for generations of memories to come. Kick your head back, close your eyes,...More

Thank Willof72
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We got to see this carousel but not able to get on it or inside it. It is closed for restoration. So, I can only rate it on seeing it through a locked gate.

Thank BarbA1
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Loved this find and the free ride! Beautiful old carousel in a beautiful park! A perfect past time for children of all ages. A must see!

Thank Springerlvr02
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been to this carousel many times. It is one of the many carousels in the Binghamton area. Just a good old fashioned merry-go-round. I grew up in this area and it's always a special treat to go to Ross Park and see the...More

Thank Mupsy
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was a sweet carousel just at the entrance to the Ross Park Zoo. I loved the sign "Admission, One Piece of Litter".

Thank HappyCamperMe
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A wonderful family outing to the zoo would not be complete without a ride on this free carousel. the Horsies go up and down as the carousel music plays, and there are even non-movable seats for the less venturesome. Right near the entrance to the...More

Thank DEP3
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Ride a piece of history. This carousel has been enjoyed by several generations of my family. You have a choice of horses or carriage.

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We enjoyed taking our friends on this carousel also. This one has the music and admission is a piece of litter!

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Ross Park Carousel is a covered carousel in Ross Park. We were visiting for a wedding and needed to get our 4 year old some physical activity so we stopped here. I'd read some about the carousel but not much on the park. This carousel...More

1  Thank MrsAmanda87
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We went to the zoo that was right next to this.....we did not know it was free until we walked up and saw the sign ......FREE! There is a pamphlet about all of the free carousel in the area....great story....you should read it!

Thank cooms2014
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Michelle H
26 June 2016|
Response from Henry S | Reviewed this property |
This is one of six carousels given to Broome County, NY by George F. Johnson, founding president of Endicott Johnson Shoe Company in the first half of the 20th Century with the provision that there will never be a charge to... More