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Silver Beach Carousel

333 Broad Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

On vacation,we visited ST.Joe for the day.Historic and timeless Carousel.Great ride ---a must!!! Can't wait to visit soon again.

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Portage, MIchigan, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great old, restored carousel for the kids to ride plus a "museum" of what the old carousel and amusement park used to look like. Including working model train arrangement and amusement park model.

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Kempton, IN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great old carousel in a neat building. Has a small museum inside about the old Silver Beach Amusement Park. Bad thing was they charged for each baby to ride. A little high for each ride.

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Merrionette Park, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My family and I come up here from Chicago to enjoy the beach! It's worth the drive every time. The beach is always clean, never too crowded, and family friendly. (some beaches aren't). We always pack a lunch, but there are plenty places to get food or snack near by. The town of St. Joseph is just adorable... It's always... More

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Dunlap
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very nice, old fashioned carousel. Reasonable rates and fun for young and old alike. Great condition, old time carnival music. Don't miss it!

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Katie W, Public Relations Manager at Silver Beach Carousel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We're very proud of our facility and are so happy when others enjoy it. More

Saint Joseph, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Brings back those good ol' days when you were a kid and your parents took you to the carnival and you just couldn't wait to get on your favorite animal to ride into the fantasyland of your imagination. Silver Beach Carousel will do just that...What a beautiful carousel to ride. The craftmanship is stunning. Relive your memories or just start... More

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Katie W, Public Relations Manager at Silver Beach Carousel, responded to this review

We're so glad it was great for adults and kids alike! More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a nice place to visit, the kids have a good time here. It does cost about two dollars to ride the carousel.

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Katie W, Public Relations Manager at Silver Beach Carousel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We're glad the kids had a great time, hopefully the adults did, too! More

Cary NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nestled between the bluff that the city of St. Joseph occupies and the beaches of Silver Beach County Park lies this newly built landmark featuring a beautiful new carousel built in an old-timey fashion. This building sits on the site of the old Shadowlands amusement area. Fees are only for riding the carousel and operating the old-timey working model train... More

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Katie W, Public Relations Manager at Silver Beach Carousel, responded to this review

A crown jewel? Wow, thank you! We're so happy you enjoy yourself when you come down. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

$2 is a bit high for a carousel, but my daughter liked it while we waited for a table at Silver Beach Pizza.

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Katie W, Public Relations Manager at Silver Beach Carousel, responded to this review

We're so sorry you found our carousel to be expensive! Hope you had a wonderful time while you're here. We find people find more value in our carousel when you have time to enjoy the checker boards, rocking chairs, bean bag toss, Silver Beach Amusement Park Museum and sidewalk chalk - all of which are free. Hopefully you can experience... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Looked neat, kids wanted to ride, but they were closing for an hour for wedding photos so the kids didn't get to ride.

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Katie W, Public Relations Manager at Silver Beach Carousel, responded to this review

We hope you're able to return sometime so the children are able to ride! We'd love to have you back. More

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