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Jane's Carousel, Brooklyn

Categories: Entertainment Centers, Fun & Games
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Jane's Carousel is a completely restored historic Carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC #61) in 1922. It is a classic 3-row machine with 48 exquisitely carved horses, and 2 superb chariots. The wood carvings, often attributed to John Zalar and Frank Carretta, are among the finest of their kind. In addition, the scenery panels, rounding boards, crests, center pole and platform are all original to the Carousel. It was the first Carousel to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Friends of Janes Carousel is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.
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  • Surprisingly quiet and not at all busy, which was a nice change of pace from being in the city for 3 full days. The carousel was beautiful, inexpensive and there wasn't anyone else on it but us! We we...  read more »
  • The Carousel is beautiful and worth going to at least take a look there and take some pictures. Everyone can ride the carousel, brings back memories well hot and is a very different ride.
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  • Although it was closed when I was here, the views from here at night is absolutely amazing. It is probably my favourite view of lower manhattan skyline at night. 
  • Looks magical. 5 only for this. Believe if I try carousel itself one day I will add 5 more. This is the place that makes you feel like a child. And view around is gorgeous. It just decorates it even more!
  • Cool spot for kids or birthday party, benches are free just need to get there befor 9am to hold a spot. Nice view of brooklyn bridge and Manhattan bridge. On the water, picturesque.
  • Was planning on visiting this attraction as soon as we arrived in the city. When we got there it started pouring down rain and the opperators were frantically trying to close the massive glass doors. I offered my assistance and proceeded to help the attendant only to be pushed aside by another opperator who began yelling and screaming obsenities in my face. He was so worked up and in his manic fit spit started flying from his toothless mouth. He accused me of breaking the exit door which had maintained no damage from my feeble arms. This is no place for children. The operator should be thrown into the Hudson. I'm going back to Texas.
  • Very neat carousel attraction! It's large so it fits many people and there was no lineup. It is encased in what's essentially a giant glass box. Definitely worth checking out!
  • The view is priceless, And unparalleled!!! That's of course till the "new york wheel" will open in Staten island... The Glass building for the carousel adds so much to the Brooklyn water front... It's unbelievable how in a few years they changed dumbo around to a must see attraction.
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