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The beautiful Seaglass Carousel in New York City’s Battery Park has been around since 2015, but this stunning carousel is just as magical now as ever. No matter if you are in lower Manhattan to visit One World Observatory or to visit Governor’s Island, or just walking and exploring, an enchanting visit on this magical merry-go-round is a must. SeaGlass At The Battery is filled with glowing fiberglass fish that lift and twirl passengers in irregular fishy swim patterns. And it’s a ton of fun.

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Housed in a nautilus-inspired dome, the ride  is tucked into the pretty flora of Battery Park and is a breathtaking space. You climb inside one of the 18 massive fish, buckle in, and then sit back as the fish glide up and down and rotate up to 160 degrees as if by magic—all synchronized to music and a LED light show that makes you feel like you’re underwater.

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Insider tip:  Ride at night, so you can really experience the gorgeous light show at its brightest and most colorful.

While much of Battery Park (including Castle Clinton) is currently under construction, the area around the carousel is filled with beautiful gardens and lots of butterflies and pollinators. Just a few feet away from the carousel you’ll also get a pretty spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty standing tall out in the Hudson River. The statue is just a short ferry ride out of Battery Park if you are planning a trip to see Lady Liberty or visit Ellis Island.

SeaGlass Carousel At The Battery
State Street at Pearl Street, NYC
212-344-3491, www.seaglasscarousel.nyc

Open 7 days a week, 11 am to 9 pm. Tickets cost $5 per person, purchased on-site. Ride lasts approx. 3-and-a-half minutes. All children under 42 inches tall must ride on an adult’s lap. Children under 6-months-old ride for free. Face masks are currently required at all times while inside the building.