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Golden Gate Park Carousel

320 Bowling Green Drive, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-831-2700
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320 Bowling Green Drive, San Francisco, CA
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"awesome playground"
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"children's playground"
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"buy tickets"
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"horses"
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"tiger"
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"creatures"
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"restored"
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"ride"
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Since we are still in winter and it was a week day, the carousel was not working. Looking through the window, besides horses, they have a lion, rooster, zebra, some type of antelope, giraffe, tiger, etc. I would imagine it would be a great ride....More

Thank 427BeatleBob
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

One afternoon, my wife and I were learning about the many facets of Golden Gate Park when we saw the carousel. At first, we thought it was closed, since the horses were stationary, however when we approached the gentleman that was selling the hotdogs, he...More

Thank Arthur G
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The ride lasts for about 5min and is total joy for kids and grown ups. Kids over 4y pay 1$/ticket and adults 2$. The carousel is lovely and is a must visit when at the Golden Gate Park and nearby playground. Tipp for adults: don't...More

Thank KristinMiles
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Golden Gate Park is a spectacular park. Within the park are wonderful and beautiful attractions and place to visit. Among my most favorite is the Carousel in Golden Gate Park. It is near the Children's Playground and the Bochi Ball courts. It is within walking...More

Thank gamcaldwell
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Needed to let our little one burn off some energy while on vacation. Came to this park mostly for the playground. Was quite excited to see a carousel here as well. $2 for an adult and you can take up to 2 kids under 6...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The carousel is inexpensive and the operator friendly. We almost had it to ourselves on a weekday in November. The adjacent playground makes it a worthwhile 1-2 hour stop with children.

Thank Anton S
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. Great area for kids. They can explore the playground and interact with other kids while you can monitor and even have a picnic set up under a shadow. Located right next to a carousel which is also a success. Great...More

Thank engped
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Growing up in San Francisco, my mother used to take me to the carousel every Wednesday for an Icee and a ride on the carousel. Fast forward, I'm an adult with kids of my own and what do I discover? the carousel is still there!...More

Thank PhalenMum
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

My kids saw it on the park sign, so we went to check it out. It looks as if it hasn't been taken very good care of and expensive to ride for the amount of time.

Thank mrsn74
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Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Have been to Golden Gate Park several times and did not know about the carousel. It's hidden near the tennis courts, play ground, and the lawn bowling club. What a beautifully restored 1914 treasure. Even adventured a ride on an elegant ostrich for just $2.00.

Thank BeardiesRus
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