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Cafesjian's Carousel

1245 Midway Pkwy, Near the Conservatory in Como Park, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1061
+1 651-489-4628
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Endless entertainment for all ages

Classic carousel with original hard carved horses and music provides great enjoyment and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RDwarrior2010
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great for your kids to get a sense of history here.

Definitely worth the visit to ride the restored carousel. This is the one that was at the State... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
TimGinMN
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Large, beautifully restored antique carousel with 68 hand-carved horses and two chariots. Lovingly cared for by volunteers, who operate it in warm weather, May 1-Oct. 31 each year. Children under 3 ride free but must be accompanied by a paying adult; other safety rules are presented in a brief pre-ride speech. This carousel operated at the Minnesota State Fair from 1914 to 1989 and was saved by the community from being broken up and sold at auction. Enjoy!
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1245 Midway Pkwy, Near the Conservatory in Como Park, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1061
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic carousel with original hard carved horses and music provides great enjoyment and entertainment for the young and not so young.

Thank RDwarrior2010
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Definitely worth the visit to ride the restored carousel. This is the one that was at the State Fairgrounds when we were kids and has been moved twice since then and meticulously restored by countless volunteers and the non-profit that owns and operates it.

Thank TimGinMN
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This carousel is a well preserved piece of history that has been located in Como Park. We took our three year old granddaughter on the ride this summer. She thoroughly enjoyed it. My only complaint is the short hours of operation. We went back later...More

Thank Olddog1949
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Children love this. It's a must while at Como Zoo. Last time I was on it I believe the cost was $2 a person.

Thank tif316
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Situated next to the Como Conservatory, enjoy a ride on this beautifully restored carousel. Volunteers have spent countless hours to bring this to life for children and adults to enjoy!

Thank Debra H. C
Nancy P, Volunteer/Board Member at Cafesjian's Carousel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Debra, thanks for your five-star review and for calling attention to the role of volunteers in rescuing, restoring, and operating the carousel!

Reviewed 10 September 2016

Cafesjian Carosel is a step back in time with it's old time organ music and bobbing horses. The craftsmanship of the carousel and attention to detail on each and every horse is stunning. The ride is popular so be prepared to wait...you won't be disappointed.

Thank Rebecca G
Nancy P, Volunteer/Board Member at Cafesjian's Carousel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Thanks so much for your review. We're always happy when people appreciate the carver's talent and attention to detail.

Reviewed 29 July 2016

fun to start out your day or end you day with this attraction- adults can ride also- inexpensive- take pictures!

Thank talewine
Nancy P, Volunteer/board member at Cafesjian's Carousel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Thanks for your 5-star review and your good advice for visitors!

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Everyone should at least stop in and see the carousel if they are in or near Como Park. Even at 55 I enjoyed riding with my 4 yr old grand daughter who thought it was amazing.

Thank David T
Nancy P, Volunteer/board member at Cafesjian's Carousel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Thanks, David, we agree that the carousel is a must for anyone visiting our beautiful park!

Reviewed 14 June 2016

Every time I go to Cafesjian's Carousel, I am reminded of the carousel my grandmother used to take me to in New York. This carousel is more than 100 years old, and the horses are in mint condition -- as is the music calliope. The...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Nancy P, Volunteer/Board Member at Cafesjian's Carousel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Elizabeth, thanks so much for your review. You have mentioned things that our volunteers love to provide--beautiful horses, great old music, riders' safety, and of course enjoyment, as well as a good value. Hope you'll return often.

Reviewed 19 May 2016

At the conservatory and zoo, this classic 4 deep carousel has found a wonderful home structure after being booted from the MN State Fair, moved from a Downtown St. Paul indoor park, and now operates in all its glory again! A big wheel and great...More

Thank jesseMN
Nancy P, Volunteer/Board Member at Cafesjian's Carousel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2016

Jesse, thanks for your review. Your headline captures the big story....we nearly lost this carousel twice but the community managed to save it. Now it's operated by volunteers who love to see people enjoy it. And yes, it is truly a big wheel!

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