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Featured prominently in The Sting

Featured prominently in The Sting. Looked for Paul Newman and the friendly women, unfortunately... read more

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Paris memories in Santa Monica!

As I traveled Europe building a business with my young children, one of the fondest memories were... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Lori T
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200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Featured prominently in The Sting. Looked for Paul Newman and the friendly women, unfortunately none were in sight. Just a fascinating merry go round, unchanged, after so many years. Going strong, best visited with a hot dog on a stick.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed April 24, 2018

As I traveled Europe building a business with my young children, one of the fondest memories were the many merry-go rounds found in Paris! We need more of these family oriented joyful activities in our town. The Santa Monica Pier is always a joy to...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Great family fun here and a ride on the merry go round is necessary thing to do. Come back again if you can.

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed February 22, 2018

The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome was built in 1916 and you can feel the history when you walk into it. It's like going back in time! (If you've ever seen the movie "The Sting," part of it was shot in this building.) The classic Philadelphia...More

Thank Jake G
Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is the cheapest ride in SoCal. $1 for kids, and $2 for adults. For a vintage carousel. The upkeep of the carousel is amazing. For first time visitors to Santa Monica, it is a must see.

Thank jmseight
Reviewed October 15, 2017

I guess this one is for history buffs as there is little else to offer in the way of attraction. My kids weren't overly interested in actually going on it, especially as Pacific Park is nearby. Worth a walk past if exploring the area but...More

Thank GlenFC
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Only $1 for kids and $2 for adults. Beautiful old carousel. However, we were disappointed because we hadn't realised that the horses on the outside of the carousel don't go up and down - we had never come across this before and think it should...More

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

It is always cool to see history. The carousel is inexpensive to ride 2dollars for adults and 1 dollar for kids. It is a must do on the pier.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed October 20, 2016

My wife went for a ride on the merry go round which was a nostalgic reminder of those we had when kids. For that alone it is worth a visit. I would think kids would be happy to try it out as well as us...More

Thank Grant N
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great clean entertainment. Carousal has been operating at this site since 1947. There is a rest room nearby and a Soda Fountain in the building.

Thank ZumaCapt
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Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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