photo gallery-kiddie rides in Jackson Heights

photo gallery

Old-time Kiddie Rides
in Jackson Heights, Queens

all images by Carole Terwilliger Meyers

During my many visits to Jackson Heights in Queens, New York City, I’ve discovered some wonderful old-time kiddie rides outside shops.  They wait patiently for someone to insert a few quarters for a ride.  Sometimes it is a very long wait.  The rides include horses, a dinosaur, and an elephant. 

I’ve discovered that these artifacts from the past exist in other neighborhoods, too, and in many other places around the United States.  So I also have a yellow elephant from Manhattan’s Chinatown, a taxi from the Santa Monica Pier in Southern California, and a quarter horse from Amarillo, Texas.

child on kiddie ride horse in Jackson Heights, Queens
child on kiddie ride horse in Jackson Heights, Queens
white horse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
white horse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
sailor duck kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
sailor duck kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
yellow horse with blue saddle kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
yellow horse with blue saddle kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
green dinosaur kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
green dinosaur kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
yellow donkey kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
yellow donkey kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
green horse and yellow mouse kiddie rides in Jackson Heights, Queens
green horse and yellow mouse kiddie rides in Jackson Heights, Queens
blue elephant and blue motorcycle kiddie rides in Jackson Heights, Queens
blue elephant and blue motorcycle kiddie rides in Jackson Heights, Queens
blue horse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
blue horse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
Mickey Mouse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens
Mickey Mouse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens

Old-time Kiddie Rides Around the Rest of
the United States

yellow elephant kiddie ride in Manhattan's Chinatown
yellow elephant kiddie ride in Manhattan’s Chinatown
yellow taxi kiddie ride at Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California
yellow taxi kiddie ride at Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California
crying child in police car kiddie ride at Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California
crying child in police car kiddie ride at Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California
orange elephant kiddie ride in Cargo boutique in Portland, Oregon
orange elephant kiddie ride in Cargo boutique in Portland, Oregon
brown quarter horse kiddie ride at  American Quarter Horse Museum in  Amarillo, Texas
brown quarter horse kiddie ride at American Quarter Horse Museum in Amarillo, Texas
child rides tan horse kiddie ride in Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Amarillo, Texas
child rides tan horse; kiddie ride in Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Amarillo, Texas