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Carousel Building

Located in the Hippodrome on the world famous Santa Monica Pier, the carousel is home to a wooden family of animals consisting of 44 horses, 1 rabbit, 2 sleighs, and 1 goat. The carousel was built sometime in the 1920's by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and has been housed in the Hippodrome since 1947. The Hippodrome was built in 1916 and is the oldest building on the pier. Come visit a National Historic Landmark and bring the family.

Guests with Wheelchairs

Everyone can enjoy riding the Santa Monica Pier Carousel!  The Carousel has an ADA accessible chariot served by a portable ADA ramp that allows wheelchair users to board and ride the carousel.  Please ask the staff member at the ticket booth for assistance.

Carousel Hours of Operation

Thursday - Monday

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday



Carousel Tickets

$3 all riders, children 3 years and under ride free with a ticketed adult




Birthday Parties & Special Events in the Carousel !!!

Please contact Anne at or 310-458-8786