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Pacific Park

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Address: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3128
Phone Number:
+1 310-260-8744
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 19:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Family amusement park located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier...

Family amusement park located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier features 12 rides, 14 midway games, restaurants and shops.

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Fun for the Kids

Pacific Park is a tiny "amusement park" at the end of Santa Monica Pier. It is obviously targeted to children since the rides are all child-friendly. The roller coaster is so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pacific Park is a tiny "amusement park" at the end of Santa Monica Pier. It is obviously targeted to children since the rides are all child-friendly. The roller coaster is so tame that an adult could probably stand on the seat during the ride and not fall off!! The ferris wheel ride is a nice ride to take in the... More 

Thank SgtBuffy
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The price per person per ride is outrageous. Unless you have the time to spend the day here and get the wristband, it is not worth the cost. The park is so crowded as well; you are better off driving south and going to a much less crowded quaint amusement park for a similar price! The rides are fun enough... More 

Thank AlanaN1111
British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only positive was the parking rate at $2/hr to a max of $10/day. The amusements are rather small and ultra expensive, especially if you want food. Don't see any need to return.

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Richland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to take tourist to see the area, nice pier and beautiful place to just sit and watch the waves and people

Thank Ranbud
Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pacific Park is a small amusement park located directly on the Santa Monica Pier. Admission is free, and you can purchase single-ride tickets or a wristband for unlimited ride access. If you love amusement park rides the unlimited access is quite reasonable. The main attractions are the solar-powered ferris wheel and the roller-coaster. There are also games-of-chance and tasty food... More 

Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing location for the park but everything here was super expensive! A fast food salad cost me $15USD!

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Santa Monica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A ferris-wheel on a pier in the ocean- Wow! Not since the Steel Pier in Atlantic City have I has this much fun. Great for family fun, easy to reach, not horrible expensive, many dining options.

Thank Bill T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I wish I had better things to say about the park. The quality of the rides, the bang for your buck. It's such a beautiful location. I made the mistake of getting the unlimited passes which were expensive and after waiting 20 minutes for each ride, we'd had enough. My advice, buy individual tickets for the Ferris Wheel and enjoy... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A good place to walk and peoplewatch, but I wouldn't touch anything. Grimy and early morning walks you will be surrounded by homeless people. One to miss - just stay on the promenade.

Thank Patti629
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Special for this amusement park? The Ferris Wheel runs by solar power, that what it says in the history text. This amusement park is located in the middle of the pier and it is on the extended boardwalk. It looks just like any other amusement park you see elsewhere. The pier is generally so crowded, this place will give kids... More 

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