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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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Paris memories in Santa Monica!

As I traveled Europe building a business with my young children, one of the fondest memories were... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Lori T
Fun on the merry go round.

Great family fun here and a ride on the merry go round is necessary thing to do. Come back again if... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Douglas R
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200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
Santa Monica
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+1 310-458-8411
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

As I traveled Europe building a business with my young children, one of the fondest memories were the many merry-go rounds found in Paris! We need more of these family oriented joyful activities in our town. The Santa Monica Pier is always a joy to...More

Thank Lori T
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Great family fun here and a ride on the merry go round is necessary thing to do. Come back again if you can.

Thank Douglas R
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome was built in 1916 and you can feel the history when you walk into it. It's like going back in time! (If you've ever seen the movie "The Sting," part of it was shot in this building.) The classic Philadelphia...More

Thank Jake G
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is the cheapest ride in SoCal. $1 for kids, and $2 for adults. For a vintage carousel. The upkeep of the carousel is amazing. For first time visitors to Santa Monica, it is a must see.

Thank jmseight
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 23 June 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

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Reviewed 29 April 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
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Reviewed 21 October 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
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Reviewed 23 August 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
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Reviewed 14 August 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
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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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