The whole family was rather disappointed. Perhaps our children were simply too old for it, but they were greatly disappointed. They'd been much more thrilled before we'd gotten there and we left way before expected. Huge disappointment. Probably good for people of younger age.
It's a small and classic miniature railroad and carousel, but fun to visit. Like many such attractions, it's clear that the operators take pride in this attraction.
What can I say about the San Diego Miniature Railroad & Carousel except to say that if one is taking a child, be it grandchild, niece, nephew, etc., no trip to the area is complete without a ride on one of the two. Though lines may sometimes appear a bit long, particularly during a school holiday, they do move quickly!... 更多
First the train. $2 per person, Free for 11-months and under, which obviously means that 'kids of all ages' can ride too! There are only a few left like it in the country. Open 11-4:30 and operated by volunteers working through the San Diego Zoo. The train boarding area is just to the east of the Zoo front entrance. The... 更多
This mini train takes you on a quick ride around a track that is shaded but along the parking lot of the San Diego Zoo. It's fun for little kids, older ones might not be impressed. The "animals" along the way are stationary wooden sculptures. 3 stars cuz my kids liked it & there was no line for tickets. Missing... 更多
My grandson looks forward to a ride on the miniature train everytime I visit! There are interesting animal displays to discuss and although the ride is short each time is new and different. The crowd likes to scream in the tunnel and the engineer's are friendly and love to hear "All aboard!"
In 1994 the Balboa Park carousel won the NCA Historic Carousel Award in recognition of it's historic significance, quality, maintenance, regular schedule of operation and the community support. Our carousel continues to be available to the public as an operating machine. It is located adjacent to the San Diego Zoo. The carousel is a Herschell-Spillman menagerie model built in 1910.... 更多