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Historic Carousels, Inc.

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Copyright © 2017, Historic Carousels, Inc. All rights reserved.





849 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

Hours of Operations:

Daily: 10am - 10pm

Contact Information:


(619) 839-9591


We are located at the west wing of Sea Port Village next to the parking lot off Pacific Coast Highway.  

Admission Prices:

Carousel - $3 per rider

Historic Carousels, Inc. has been operating the Fair Park 1985 Charles D. Loof Carousel at San Diego's Sea Port Village since 2004, where it replaced the retired Flying Dutches Loof Carousel.

Built in 1985 in Brooklyn, NY by Charles D. Loof, it debut in 1904 at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.  In the 1950s, it moved to Pacific Ocean Park in Santa Monica where it operated for about 20 years before moving to Spanaway, Washington.  In September 1979, the Fair Park Look was purchased by the Perron Family and relocated to Portland, OR.  It was part of the Portland City Dedication in 1982, then registered in the National Registration of Historic Places in 1987.  In 1991, Historic Carousels, Inc. did a  complete restoration of the Fair Park Loof for the 1992 AmeriFlora international horticultural exhibition held in Columbus, Ohio.  The Loof then made its way to Burbank, CA in 1997, and made its final move in 2004 to San Diego, CA where it has called home to Sea Port Village till today.

Sea Port Village has been an San Diego landmark for over 30 years.  An actual little village of 45 one of a kind shops, it is a relaxing and scenic park the whole family can enjoy.  Enjoy waterfront restaurant fine dining, parks and walk paths along the harbor, or sit at the duck pond conveniently next to the locally adored Coffee and Bookshop, Upstart Crow.  Take a walk along the harbor towards the US Navy Retired Aircraft Carrier, the USS Midway, where you can tour the entire carrier to get a feel of the Sailor life.  Located in the Marina District of Downtown San Diego, enjoy great adventure and sites just a walk away.