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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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riding the carousel

I look forward every year to go and ride the carousel. The music is fantastic ad the horses are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas P
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Inver Grove Heights
Authentic merry-go-round experience.

Open in summer months - a must-do as part of your experience visiting the Como Zoo and Conservatory.

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Sieglinde G
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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 good16%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

I look forward every year to go and ride the carousel. The music is fantastic ad the horses are spectacular. The gift shop in very nice also.

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Open in summer months - a must-do as part of your experience visiting the Como Zoo and Conservatory.

Thank Sieglinde G
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We were at Como zoo and rode the carousel at the end of a very fun visit. The carousel horses are beautifully restored wooden sculptures, the ride was surprisingly fast and fun! I'd recommend an adult rider with each child five and under, though the...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

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.

1  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

1  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!

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