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Family Fun at the Greenway Carousel in Boston, Mass.

Greenway Carousel, Boston MA

Greenway Carousel at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston, Mass. (photo by Eric)

The Greenway Carousel at The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in Boston, Mass., opened to the public in the summer of 2013 but has already become a major family travel attraction.

Located within the Greenway’s wonderful mile and a half of contiguous parks (what a change from the former pockets of blight in this area!), the 36-seat Greenway Carousel features 14 different characters native to Massachusetts, including a whale, cod, fox, grasshopper, harbor seal and butterflies. Lending an additional special quality to the Carousel is that Boston school children inspired these characters through their own drawings. What’s more, the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove surrounds the carousel with impressive plantings, myriad seating and much-welcomed shade, especially in the summertime. It’s such a nice place to be during the summer and within walkable distance to world famous Faneuil Hall and all that yummy Italian food in the North of of Boston!

Tickets are affordable: $3 per ride or $25 for a pack of 10, at this writing. For more information on the Greenway Carousel, including dates and hours of operations, log onto the Rose Kennedy Greenway site.

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