Open weekends throughout the year and weekdays during the summer, and
over Christmas and Easter vacations, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in Park Center between the Los Angeles Zoo and the Los Feliz park entrance,
the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round has been a Los Angleles family attraction
for over five generations. Built in 1926 by the Spillman Engineering Company
and brought to Griffith Park in 1937, the Merry-Go-Round boasts 68 horses,
everyone a jumper. Each horse is finely carved with jewel-encrusted bridles,
detailed draped blankets and decorated with sunflowers and lion's heads.
A Stinson 165 Military Band Organ, reputed to be the largest band organ
accompanying a carousel on the West Coast, plays over 1500 selections
of marches and waltz music.