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Balboa Park Historic Carousel

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Take your kids for a ride on the historic Balboa Park Carousel. This carousel has been delighting children since 1910 and still has all of it’s original hand-carved European animals. The carousel is one of the few in the world that still has the classic brass ring game.

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Classic band music plays as children ride in circles on their favorite animal while being surrounded by beautiful hand-painted murals. It is located at Balboa Park directly outside of the OC Zoo gates. The ride lasts for five minutes and is $2.50 per ticket or $10 for 5 tickets (all adults riding must have a ticket with babies under the age of one ride free).

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After your children ride the carousel there is also a small animal swing ride and train rides available just a few feet away.

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Location:
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Hours:
Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm

Cost:
$2.50 per ticket
$10 for 5 tickets

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