Theme Park Ride / Attraction
Prospect Park Carousel
Wonderful Victorian-style renovated carousel with a real pipe organ and hand-carved wooden animals. Right beside Prospect Park Zoo.
It’s rare that one can actually climb on a 100-year-old work of art, but that’s exactly what you get to do when riding this Brooklyn treasure.
Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of his time, 53 magnificent horses ride alongside a lion, a giraffe, a deer and two dragon-pulled chariots.
“Great selection of wines. The staff are really friendly and they can recommend great new varieties to pair with your dinner.”
“A playground and quiet park. Not the best place to go at night, but the playground is nice.”
“At this interactive wildlife center, kids can walk along the Discovery Trail and come face to face with Oggie and his new pal Dixie, two North American river otters. Keep hopping down the path to find the Australian Walkabout's kangaroo and the new rock wallabies, whose grooved hind paws easily grip the boulders in their steep habitat. A pair of native South African owls—recognizable by their bright white faces—roost in the aviary along the trail. On spring days, you might also find a commotion at the sea lion court: the graceful swimmers like to entertain onlookers by diving, high-fiving their keepers and chowing down on fishy food.”