Sit & Spin: Our 10 Favorite Carousels Around

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When it comes to carousels, we’ve got round and round trying to pick some of our favorites. With old-timey melodies, speeds that even babies can enjoy, and elaborately decorated animals, carousels are instant classics over generations. Click through the gallery for 10 of our top pick merry-go-rounds across the country.

Los Angeles, Ca: Griffith Park Merry Go Round, Los Feliz

Built in 1926 in San Diego, the Griffith Park carousel moved to Los Angeles in 1937, where it has lived ever since, nestled in a little knoll near the playground. The best thing about this carousell is the huge antique band organ that includes moving figurines, detailed woodwork and very loud music. Sure, it may be a little worse for wear after all these years, but nonetheless, the Griffith Park Merry Go Round remains a favorite of local families with little ones! And at just $2/ride it’s hard to beat.

Open weekends and summer weekdays, 11 a..m.-5 p.m.
Griffith Park , Los Feliz, 4730 Crystal Springs Rd.
Los Angeles, Ca
Online: laparks.org

photo: Amy Goodman via flickr

What’s your favorite carousel? Share with our community in the comments below. 

—Amber Guetebier

with Caitlin Downing, Jamy Bond, Brianne Grajkowski, Maria Chambers, Erin Feher, Julie Seguss, Jen Arrow and Gabby Cullen

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