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Cafesjian's Carousel, Saint Paul

4.4
#10 of 18 in Theme Parks in Minnesota
Theme Park Water / Amusement Park
68 hand-carved horses, 2 chariots, Wurlitzer band organ. Built in 1914 by Philadelphia Toboggan Company, was at MN State Fair for 75 years. Rescued from auction in 1988; restored and operated by volunteers. Named for benefactor Gerard L. Cafesjian.
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4.3
  • Classic carousel with original hard carved horses and music provides great enjoyment and entertainment for the young and not so young.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Magical!! ✨ I was so excited that the carousel was running the day I went. Loved reading the history posted. The horses are gorgeous and I'm so pleased they have been so well taken care of.
  • Historical Carousel in Como Park Great summer photo op with kids.
  • Historic Carousel, Aldo it prices itself like it knows it
  • Did you know this used to be at the state fair. PS best ride ever
  • I love this carousel and mostly the band organ I plan to work here!

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Places to stay in St. Paul sit concentrated in the downtown area. The Lowertown Historic District, which includes some of the city's oldest buildings, makes a particularly attractive option. Hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts here can put you just steps from the Mississippi River, while the greater downtown area also offers apartment rentals and hostels. Staying downtown also puts you within walking distance of most of the city's prime attractions. Additionally, you'll find a handful of national-chain hotels on the east side of town near Interstate 494 / 694.
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