FREE Ride dates for 2016:
- May 30, Memorial Day
- July 4, Independence Day
- July 23, National Carousel Day
- August 25, State Fair opens
- Sept. 5, Labor Day
This year, Cafestian’s Carousel has expanded their hours to include all Mondays. With this change, free rides will now be offered on the Holidays listed above, beginning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at Cafesjian’s Carousel in Como Regional Park. It has become a spring tradition of ours to visit the beautiful antique merry-go-round when the temps are cooler and the price is unbeatable. For those of you who love a Minnesota State Fair connection, the hand-carved horses called the Fairgrounds home until the 1980’s. A St. Paul couple saved the carousel from the auction block, carefully restored the horses, and eventually were able to raise enough money for the carousel’s permanent pavilion in Como.
1245 Midway Parkway
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103
Regular hours of operation:
May 1-September 5
Monday-Friday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
September 6-October 31
Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Also open October 20-21 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
* Tickets are $2; everyone on the carousel must have one.
* Exceptions: Children under age 3 ride free with paying adult.
* Adults 90 and older may ride free.