SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery, New York City

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At the southern tip of Manhattan, beyond the busy streets and skyscrapers, is the green urban oasis of SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery. The park is named after the artillery batteries once placed here as the first line of defenses during the city's early years. Today the park gives locals and visitors a chance to enjoy lush gardens, take a leisurely stroll, and admire the Statue of Liberty. Many monuments, memorials, and historical landmarks are located in the park. Don't miss Castle Clinton, the early 19th-century fort that served as the U.S. Army headquarters during the War of 1812 and later as America's first immigration station. While the park’s location on the Hudson River provides excellent views, on a windy day it can be very chilly, so bring an extra layer. Using our world travel planner, New York City attractions like SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a truly interesting activity, best experienced at night. Very gentle motion good for all ages. Unique sea creatures to ride on.  more »
  • It was a nice sunny day and a beautiful stroll by Hudson, lovely breeze, Scattered trees , few restaurants and lots of people ! Memorials, ferries helicopter rides & still a very average affair!  more »
  • I discovered it in a TV series and I promised myself to visit it if I went to New York. This merry-go-round is simply amazing because of its constitution made of shells and fish and its soothing music. We fall back into childhood and we're delighted. To do.
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  • The SeaGlass Carousel is a magical, fish-themed carousel in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan. With no center pole, riders move up and down and swirl around. It cost $5 for a ride of about 3-1/2 minutes or so. Met up with a few friends for Happy Hour and some sunset watching on a Thursday when we got lured by its glowing lights and upbeat music. Definitely go at night when the lights come up and you will glow in the dark for a few minutes =]
  • It looks great and my kids were super impressed, but we couldn't go on it because all kids under 42 inches have to ride on an adult's lap, and I had more than 1 kid under 42 inches with me. I wish I had known that before making the trip. That rule is listed on their website, but it's not at all obvious until you get there. I will probably go back when I have another adult with me because it looks very fun for little kids.
  • It's beautiful! I went close to 9pm. Walking towards it, the beauty is breathtaking! You ride on different type of fish while a beautiful classical song plays! In April 2019 I paid $5 pp.
  • Wonderful carousel! Might want to avoid on summer days (it's basically a greenhouse without proper a/c). Night time rides are especially magical thanks to the lights that bring the place alive.
  • Awesome place to go and have fun. Atmosphere inside is magical, music and design puts you in a different world. When you sit on a carousel, it’s not too long but you will definitely enjoy it.
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