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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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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our 5 and 2 year old always love a carousel ride. This was no exception! It is fun being so close to the beach and the animals were all different, so our girls loved picking different ones for each ride.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was Christmas in July when we went and santa was there. Christmas music and reasonable to ride. It was in a great location too.

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Mandeville Louisiana
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149 reviews 149 reviews
51 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Pretty indoor carousel that was very popular. It is located near the beach & some other child oriented activities.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My mom grew up going to Silver Beach, but moved to Texas 45 years ago. This carousel brought tears to her eyes because the great memories. It's a really neat part of St. Jo history.

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Richmond, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is indoors and well taken care of. $2.00 to ride and parents stand next to kids too small to ride alone for free. Comes complete with a view of Lake Michigan too. A great stop for all ages.

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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

So much fun for our two year old. Costumes to dress up in while you ride. Friendly staff. Reasonable price. And even a concession stand and whole train set in the same building!

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Bluffton, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Whenever we travel to St. Joseph, which is often, if we take our grand-daughter we MUST stop for a carousel ride. She loves it and frankly so do I! Where else can you find a carousel right near the beach?!

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited here for the first time this week and what a wonderful treasure! Our large family group, which included young children ranging in age from 6 - 10, a couple of 18-year olds, and middle-aged adults, all enjoyed this darling attraction. It's nice to find a reasonably-priced attraction that appeals to all ages (even the refreshments available were cheap!). All... More

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St. Louis, MO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our kids loved the carousel! Adults ride free with a child. A great destination in itself, or something extra to do while visiting the beach park!

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Volo, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Awesome activity for the kids right off the beach. Worth the stop and also worth walking around in the area.

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