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every bit as wonderful as my childhood memories

the triple cities boast several carousels, but this one is my favorite. Built years ago by the... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Sharon D
Nice park to spend the afternoon at with children

Many activities are available. Lots of kids in the water park; paved walking paths are very... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Bedford, MA
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This is the biggest and most ornate of Broome County's six Herschell carousels.
C. Fred Johnson Park, Johnson City, NY
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

the triple cities boast several carousels, but this one is my favorite. Built years ago by the Endicott Johnson shoe factories for their workers, this Herschell carousel is the largest of the (7?) here. This time of year there are special "lights on the carousel"...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharon D
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Many activities are available. Lots of kids in the water park; paved walking paths are very helpful. A summer project would be to have the counselors and visitors pick up the trash off the lawn. There is a lovely display for past manufacturing companies in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LJK0308
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This carousel is right off the highway and there are no lines. It is maintained beautifully and a nice stop. I would never pay for a ride on a carousel since the ones in this area are free. There are 6 carousels to ride, all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maryjo34683
Reviewed July 5, 2018

free ride. ride all the area carousels and get a button. kids love it. fun for all ages. open only in summer however.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank vmcmar956257
Reviewed May 5, 2018

What a blast from the past to enjoy the sights and sounds of an authentic indoor carousel. A great family tradition.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NYLadyDi2
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We took our 4 year old grandson to the carousel thinking it would be great for him and I believe the adults had a better time. He enjoyed it but it was like going back in time for us. A beautiful set-up and well maintained....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Alan L
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Round and round you go and .... well, what fun you can have on a merry go round. Especially when it is free and it is one of 6 you can ride in one day. This one is in Johnson City right on Lester Ave...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Henry S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Another free Carousel park.Part of six in Binghampton N Y When i was younger we had carousels with brass rings. You would try to catch a ring as it went round and round and around

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank StanleyW2
Reviewed June 29, 2017

With 72 animals, this is the largest of the six Broome County carousels bequeathed to the public by early 20th century industrialist and welfare capitalist George Johnson. All rides are free! Ride all six (currently five as Ross Park one is being renovated) and get...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Karl S
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Well maintained, colorful horses and clean. Always enjoy riding the carousel and remembering my childhood playing at the park.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Brenda G
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July 29, 2015|
Response from Holley-7 | Reviewed this property |
The carousel and spray park at CFJ Park are open from 4pm – 8pm (weather permitting) on Monday – Fridays and from 12pm – 8pm on Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day through the end of June. From the end of June through... More