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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
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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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This is a high quality very nostalgic and fun place to visit Go ahead pick your favorite figure and go for a ride!our grandkids love it they are 4 and 6 You will see every age... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a high quality very nostalgic and fun place to visit Go ahead pick your favorite figure and go for a ride!our grandkids love it they are 4 and 6 You will see every age there all smiling and having a blast Oh and of course there are rocking chairs to sit and just listen to the music or... More 

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Posen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An indoor carousel ride was so much fun! Lots of different animals to choose from. As much fun for adults and kids!! Loved it!

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This time I was taking my 2 year old grandson on the carousel. He got to ride twice, and is still talking about it two days later. Since I was going to need to stand by him because he is too young and little to ride by himself, they only required one token for the two of us. I appreciated... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We LOVE St. Joseph, MI and would love to live near there. The downtown area is fabulous with a lot of cool shops and this carousel is great for kids and families! It is on the way down to the beach and right near a pizza place by the tracks. The little splash pad/fountain is next door too. Good family... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Besides the great carousel they have many activities for children, coloring tables, games, a model train to watch, etc. only fee is to ride the carousel.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We were staying in South Haven, and visited St Joe on a rainy day for the children's museum. When we heard about the carousel, we went right over. Definitely glad we did. Our 2 year old rode twice and loved it. Tokens available in gift shop if you don't have cash on you. $2 each otherwise. Very friendly staff. Will... More 

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New orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We'd never consider going to St. Joe and NOT visiting the Carousel. It seriously feels magical. Mostly run by senior volunteers and they are lovely! They have rocking chairs to just sit and talk, hula hoops, table checkers, a photo booth, lots of history about the area and they even have props you can borrow while riding the carousel. Plus... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My family loved riding on this old carousel. The older gentleman running the ride was so friendly and knowlegeable of the history of the beach area. Glad we made a stop here!

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North Riverside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Quaint, you never get too old to ride a carousel. A St. Joe must see! Very nice people. Great location!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went with my family and parents. Had something to offer for both my three year old and fifty year old parents. In addition to having a carousel in tip top shape, there was historical information about the beach in the 50's. The place was filled with smiles young and old. It was hard to convince my son and parents to... More 

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