Merry Go Round at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Merry Go Round at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It was built in 1910 and features hand-carved horses and chariots.

From Back: "The Santa Cruz Beach/Boardwalk Merry-Go-Round ranks as one of the world's greatest examples of a traditional ride from the Golden Age of amusement devices. Built in 1910, by the master of them all - Charles I. D. Looff of Denmark - The Santa Cruz unit carries 62 hand carved horses and two Roman Chariots. 30 million people have ridden the machine in 54 years. As a museum piece, it would be impossible to reproduce today."
Date: 1976
  • 1970S
  • Santa Cruz (City)
Rights: This postcard is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.
Identifier: PC-V1-065



“Merry Go Round at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.” 1976. SCPL Local History. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.