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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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The carousel is just beautiful! I love going with my family. They usually have games and things around the carousel and also have fun hats and things for kids to wear and dress up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Squirrelemily
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The carousel is just beautiful! I love going with my family. They usually have games and things around the carousel and also have fun hats and things for kids to wear and dress up in. The popcorn is awesome too!!!

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Thank Squirrelemily
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I was visiting on the first day of Christmas. Place was full of people but not overcrowded. It was raining but inside is very cozy. Beautiful and colorful lots of fun for the younger and older.

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Thank KateBartnik
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Amazing little place to stop! Super awesome indoor carousel and old school fun! Photo booth for family/friend picture fun!! We will be back!

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Thank Tarah H
Edwardsburg, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Beautiful and fun place to see. Fun to watch kids and their laughter and smiles while they ride. Always clean.

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Thank Barbara K
Oak Forest, Illinois
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I think this is new since the last time I was in St. Joe about 10 years ago. This is probably the nicest carousel I have ever seen. The local photographer has photos in his window of multiple wedding pictures he has taken there in the past.

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Thank Kildimo7
Lansing, Illinois
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130 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We can never have enough of visiting this famous place. We enjoy watching all of the kids ride and have fun watching the carousel go round and round.

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Thank William C
Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place holds a special place in my heart because it is where we had our wedding reception. Now almost 5 years later we love taking our daughter there pretty much any time of the year and she never seems to get tired of it! The staff is super nice and friendly and the wait for a ride (if any)... More 

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Thank Amanda H
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Silver Beach Carousel is just a part of the Silver Beach action. There is the great beach,fantastic Compass Fountain play area,Curious Kids interactive section, and of coarse the over the top Carousel.All of this very affordable and designed kid friendly. You have to see the Carousel in person to fell the energy see the smiles on both young and old.

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Thank Wayne W
Sterling, Illinois
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Please see my rating on Silver Beach for a a more complete review about the Park where the carousel is.

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Kirklin
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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Whenever we are in St Joe, we always find time to ride the Silver Beach Carousel. The carousel animals are beautiful, and the operators give you a long ride. Tokens are $2 each, 3 for $5, 7 for $10. They allow parents to stand next to small children for free. There is plenty of parking, a nice gift shop, and... More 

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