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Cafesjian's Carousel, Saint Paul

(4.4/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Children love this. It's a must while at Como Zoo. Last time I was on it I believe the cost was $2 a person.  more »
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  • Great ride and awesome volunteers working 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!
  • This is a beautifully restored carousel right next to the Como Zoo. For a carousel, this moves pretty fast, and the ride is nice and long. The price isn't too bad, but they do require adults to pay even if they are just standing next to a small child. My daughter loved it.
  • The historic carousel, which you can ride, for a price.