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Silver Beach Carousel

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Address: 333 Broad Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Phone Number: 12699828500
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND!The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the...
MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND!The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the panda, the clown fish – in all, 48 unique carousel figures and two chariots – are whirling with excitement to see you. Come pick your favorite and ride beneath 1000 twinkling lights as the band organ’s music happily soars and dips with the gears. Each figure is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the artisans at The Carousel Works. Around the top of the carousel you can learn about our local history – told as no one else in the world has told it on a carousel – using historic photographs. As you gaze at those 18 rounding boards, you’ll become part of our story, too.You’ll find all the magic and wonder of the Silver Beach Carousel below the bluff in St. Joseph, just yards from Lake Michigan’s Silver Beach, named one of the top 10 family beaches by Parents magazine. Open all four seasons, you can ride a different carousel figure or chariot every week and fill the year with a new memory each time. Our sea serpent chariot is wheelchair accessible so everyone can ride! Tokens are available for cash or credit card at the admissions desk or for cash from our token machine. To find us, click here for a map and directions.THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TO DO!Riding the carousel is just one of the fun things you can do at Silver Beach. Steps away from the carousel is Michigan’s tallest kaleidoscope and Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone by Curious Kids Museum, an entertaining place for toddlers to teens to explore water exhibits, a climbing wall and traveling exhibits. Next door to us is the beautiful Silver Beach Shadowland Ballroom, where special celebrations and wedding dreams come true. Across the road is the Whirlpool Compass Fountain where you can splash in the mist on warm days. And throughout the year, plan to join us for lots of fun events.Our Silver Beach Center packages let you create hours of fun at special prices. The Activities Room is an easy place to celebrate your child’s next birthday or a special event. Just let us know what day you’d like to book by clicking here. You’ll also find carousel gift ideas in our onsite and online gift shops. Or check out other gift ideas and sponsorship opportunities here.So come for the best ride in town – it’s unforgettably happy!
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When you visit St. Joseph/Silver Beach, you have to stop I and see this historical carousel. It has such character! It's fun for all ages...from toddlers to seniors!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

When you visit St. Joseph/Silver Beach, you have to stop I and see this historical carousel. It has such character! It's fun for all ages...from toddlers to seniors!

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fun and delightful attraction right by the beach. Well run and fun....selection of funny hats that they suggest you wear as you ride. Not a bad price either $2 a ride (3 rides for $5). Would recommend as a good way to end your beach day.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great carousel... there is something for everyone here! Steps away from the Compass Fountain for kid's to splash in, a very short walk to the Silver Beach Park on Lake MI, down the hill from the Curious Kids Museum, and across the road from Silver Beach Pizza. This place has it all! The carousel is a beautifully... More 

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Brookfield, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I thought I had already ridden the best carousel at Brookfield Zoo, I didn't even have this attraction on my list. We got done with our wonderful lunch at The Buck and took a stroll down to check it out. So CUTE. It's $2 a ride, there is a model train, it's like a tiny old style fair feel in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My twins first rode this carousel at age 3 and loved it. This year, at age 11, I was so afraid they would refuse to ride again and I wanted an updated picture. I was so happy when they said they still loved it! Great location right on the beach - so very neat!

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful antique carousel with friendly staff and fun costume accessories for riders! Rockers, bean bags and checkers/chess for non-riders and model train displays are adorable!!!

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Kokomo, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My kids, ages 4 and 6, love this indoor carousel! The older gentleman that work there are amazing and everyone is very friendly. We go back again and again!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

No trip to Sliver Beach is complete without a visit to the Carousel - not only the ride but the pictures and "time travel" to the Sliver Beach of 50 years ago. The beach is a wonderful family, couple or single beach -

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Fenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cute carousel that has a real musical band playing (think Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins). Cute little gift shop and concession stand attached.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This carousel is beautiful and magical! I love that they have special coins to provide admission. My kids saved one each to take home as a souvenir and we picked up a christmas ornament for our tree in the gift shop to remember our trip.

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Additional Information about Silver Beach Carousel

Address: 333 Broad Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Phone Number: 12699828500
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  Saint Joseph
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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