Carousels on Long Island
By NYMetroParents Staff

Carousels on Long Island

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UPDATED JUNE 2017: This guide includes information on carousels and merry-go-rounds on Long Island, New York, including Farmingdale, Garden City, Greenport, Medford, and West Hempstead. We've included location, hours, price per ride, and a description for each carousel.


Nassau County Carousels

heckscher carousel in west hempstead long island nyHeckscher Carousel
Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead
Open weekends and holidays. May 27–Sept. 4: 12-7pm; Sept. 9–Oct. 9: 12-6pm
$2 per ride

Built in 1916 and nestled in Hempstead Lake State Park, this classic wooden carousel featuring 36 jumping horses and two chariots turns to recorded music.


Historic Nunley's Carousel
Museum Row, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
 June 20-July 2: Saturday-Sunday 12-5pm; Tuesday-Friday: 12-4pm; July 3-Sept. 4 daily, 12-5pm 
$2 per ride

Bells chime as you ride around on this hand-carved, 102-year-old carousel featuring 41 horses and one lion. Located indoors, but there are beautiful picnic grounds nearby. The tools used to build the carousel are on display in the Cradle of Aviation Museum next door. The Long Island Children's Museum is also nearby.


Merry-Go-Round and Wave Swing at Adventureland
2245 Broad Hollow Road (Route 110), Farmingdale
 Open limited through June 15 and then daily through Sept. 5. Hours vary; see the website for the full schedule.
$1.50 per ticket (three-five tickets per ride), or pay one price for unlimited rides at the park: $26.59.

Opened in 1962, Adventureland offers rides, attractions, and games, including these two low-key, round-a-bout rides that are great for young kids.


Suffolk County Carousels

Boomers! Long Island
655 Long Island Ave., Medford
 June 24–Sept. 4 Kiddie Hours: Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday-Thursday 11am-8pm (weather permitting)
$4 per Kiddie Ride

The carousel is one of the kiddie rides at Boomers, meant just for little ones (but adults can ride on it too!). Other kiddie rides include a family coaster, spinning tea cups, and a rock wall. Boomers also offers miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, batting cages, and an arcade. Check the website for promotional offers.


greenport carousel long islandGreenport Antique Carousel
Jess Owen Carousel House, Mitchell Park, Greenport
10am-9pm daily, end of June through Labor Day weekend; see the website for off-season schedule.
$2 per ride; free for children younger than 4 (with a paying adult)

Greenport’s carousel sits in a lovely glass house with a view of the water. It is 100 years old and features hand-painted horses.


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New York City


Rockland and Westchester Counties