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Balboa Park Carousel

2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1646
+1 619-239-0512
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Disappointed

The whole family was rather disappointed. Perhaps our children were simply too old for it, but they... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
HotelsforDays
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Beijing, China
Timeless fun

No matter how old you are , you can enjoy a carousel. This one has antique animals and seats to... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Vivian B
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14 Mar 2017
“Disappointed”
13 Mar 2017
“Timeless fun”
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2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1646
Balboa Park
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The whole family was rather disappointed. Perhaps our children were simply too old for it, but they were greatly disappointed. They'd been much more thrilled before we'd gotten there and we left way before expected. Huge disappointment. Probably good for people of younger age.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

No matter how old you are , you can enjoy a carousel. This one has antique animals and seats to ride on. It has the brass ring to try for, which is everyone's favorite. Nothing puts you in a better mood than riding a carousel.

Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This little railroad/carousel is located right out side of the zoo before getting to the park. A cute thing to check out with kids under 10. It was only a few dollars per ride too!

1  Thank Love4Travel616
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Two kids, six bucks lots of smiles, super cute and for a change I still have enough money left in my wallet for something else. A nice thing to do in Balboa Park, but not a destination unto itself.

Thank Stu S
Reviewed 14 December 2015

It's a small and classic miniature railroad and carousel, but fun to visit. Like many such attractions, it's clear that the operators take pride in this attraction.

Thank Rexflash
Reviewed 27 September 2015

What can I say about the San Diego Miniature Railroad & Carousel except to say that if one is taking a child, be it grandchild, niece, nephew, etc., no trip to the area is complete without a ride on one of the two. Though lines...More

1  Thank traveltoforeignlands
Reviewed 21 September 2015

First the train. $2 per person, Free for 11-months and under, which obviously means that 'kids of all ages' can ride too! There are only a few left like it in the country. Open 11-4:30 and operated by volunteers working through the San Diego Zoo....More

3  Thank etweeden
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This mini train takes you on a quick ride around a track that is shaded but along the parking lot of the San Diego Zoo. It's fun for little kids, older ones might not be impressed. The "animals" along the way are stationary wooden sculptures....More

1  Thank ACEtravlr
Reviewed 27 May 2015

My grandson looks forward to a ride on the miniature train everytime I visit! There are interesting animal displays to discuss and although the ride is short each time is new and different. The crowd likes to scream in the tunnel and the engineer's are...More

1  Thank danidad1234
Reviewed 18 May 2015

In 1994 the Balboa Park carousel won the NCA Historic Carousel Award in recognition of it's historic significance, quality, maintenance, regular schedule of operation and the community support. Our carousel continues to be available to the public as an operating machine. It is located adjacent...More

1  Thank Walker S
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