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Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
+1 310-458-8411
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I don't understand the hype

I guess this one is for history buffs as there is little else to offer in the way of attraction. My... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GlenFC
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Gold Coast, Australia
So so

Only $1 for kids and $2 for adults. Beautiful old carousel. However, we were disappointed because... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2017
SAHoulwood8284
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I guess this one is for history buffs as there is little else to offer in the way of attraction. My kids weren't overly interested in actually going on it, especially as Pacific Park is nearby. Worth a walk past if exploring the area but...More

Thank GlenFC
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Only $1 for kids and $2 for adults. Beautiful old carousel. However, we were disappointed because we hadn't realised that the horses on the outside of the carousel don't go up and down - we had never come across this before and think it should...More

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

It is always cool to see history. The carousel is inexpensive to ride 2dollars for adults and 1 dollar for kids. It is a must do on the pier.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed October 21, 2016

My wife went for a ride on the merry go round which was a nostalgic reminder of those we had when kids. For that alone it is worth a visit. I would think kids would be happy to try it out as well as us...More

Thank Grant N
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great clean entertainment. Carousal has been operating at this site since 1947. There is a rest room nearby and a Soda Fountain in the building.

Thank ZumaCapt
Reviewed August 14, 2016

A nice old style Carousel next to an Old Time style Ice Cream Store. It does not get any better that this. Oh yes it does, it's on the pier at the beach and only costs $1 (kids) or $2 (adults). Kids loved it!

Thank Larry L
Reviewed May 30, 2016

The Carousel at the Santa Monica Pier has been there for years. It sat and waited while the Pier was reborn into what it is now. At one time, it stood pretty much alone, no visitors and the Pier was little more than a beaten...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed May 28, 2016

This classic merry-go-round has some impressively carved animals, may of them sea creatures beautifully painted in bright colors. Why ride a horse or even a unicorn when you can hop atop a whale, seal, or seahorse instead?

Thank dunadan
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Super cute and nostalgic and the kids loved it, we didn't have a line so we didn't have to wait. Not much else in the building so make sure you go there when the aquarium is open so you can finish up at that end...More

Thank Searchin4Vacays
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Who doesn't love a merry-go-round! This is a beautiful one with a hare and goat mixed in with all the pretty horses. This a great start to a visit of the Pier and a very affordable ride. Be a kid again and take a ride!

Thank theheatonfamily
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
...More
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