Archives for Carousels

See some of the more famous carousels in history that are still in operation.

Merry Go Round At Zoo Atlanta

    The Nabisco Endangered Species Carousel takes zoo guests for a whimsical spin upon 38 hand-carved wooden animal figures. The ride also features a series of hand-painted murals depicting endangered mothers and babies in their natural habitats. The carousel is located in the Children’s Zoo, and is housed under a colorful pavilion that protects […]

The Dentzel Carousel

Gustav Dentzel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a cabinet maker by trade and a young German immigrant to the United States. In 1860, he established the Dentzel Factory, manufacturing two or three carousels per year and supplied parks throughout the East and South. All of the animals were hand-carved out of poplar or basswood. The carousels […]

Carousel Columbia: World’s Tallest Merry-Go-Round

Carousel Columbia is a pair of double-decked carousels located at Six Flags Great America and at California’s Great America. Tweet admin

NYC Central Park Carousel

This ride has been popular since it first opened in 1871. Since then the carousel has been replaced several times. Tweet admin

The 1939 Allan Herschell Carousel

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All My Pretty Little Horses

My favorite carousels as a child lived at Euclid Beach Park about eight miles West of Cleveland, Ohio. Euclid Beach Park was built in 1895, and even in the 1950’s it had the feel of amusement parks from old movies. Cedar Point, which opened in 1870 in Sandusky, Ohio, still had some remnants of the […]