Cafesjian's Carousel, Saint Paul

4.5
#6 of 18 in Theme Parks in Minnesota
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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  • Saint Paul is so lucky to have great benefactors that know what to save. This is a wonderful, magical place for children and adults of all ages. Add a picnic lunch, and you have a perfect day.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • Open in summer months - a must-do as part of your experience visiting the Como Zoo and Conservatory.  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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