Outside of the San Digeo Zoo are two inexpensive attractions in Balboa Park that young kids will love. The Balboa Park Miniature Railroad is a half-mile,3-minute ride on an antique train, while the Balboa Park Carousel is an old-fashioned carousel ride that first began operations in 1910. The carousel still runs its brass ring game on the 5-minute ride. During the summer months, the railroad operates from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the winter, it closes at 4:30 p.m. The carousel operates on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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