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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, Amusement
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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!

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Hartford, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have been there many times for events, with my nieces, and even just driving by the beautiful building. It delights people of all ages.

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New Lenox, IL
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Exquisite detail has gone into this attraction - all for $2 a person! My grandson also loved the "Halloween Train" set up. Great job!

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Loved that they had a box of accessories for you to wear while on the ride. Lots of memorabilia from the old amusement park to look at around the carousel. Snack bar right there sends popcorn fumes through your nose for a real amusement park feel. Kids love the chalk outside to make a piece of art. Definitely can't wait... More

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Portage, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The staff here were so friendly and helpful- we rented a little time on it for a wedding party, and the operator even brought out this special piece of fabric to put over the pole under the horse so that the bride didn't get grease on her dress. They were all very helpful.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a gorgeous carousel!! The employees were kind and informative about each animal on the carousel. Each animal has a story! The haunted village was adorable!!! They also offer cotton candy, carmel corn and soft drinks to purchase. Nice stop!

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Crown Point, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Walked by this many times on my way to the beachand never stopped in until this Sept. Boy did I miss a lot! this is no simple carousel, this is the most beautiful and expensive out there!! they are hand carved out of wood and hand pained! A real work of ART!! and if you rather not ride (and I... More

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Tomah, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The restored carousel was at the Beach many years ago and has been restored and in operation. $2 a ride, many artifacts from the 'old days' and it's all free! A great place for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You are never too old to enjoy a ride on the carousel! The 1900s atmosphere is captured in this unique museum for all ages. You can't help but smile when you walk in.

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Brings back memories such a beautiful carousel....glad I went on it even at my age! Was not crowded hope they keep busy as I'm sure children enjoy this so much.

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82 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a beautiful carousel. Very interesting animals on it and nostalgic. Feels like you are back in the olden times. Kids love it. Older folks seem to love it too.

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