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Great Northern Carousel

924 Bicentennial Plaza, Helena, MT 59624
406 457 5353
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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English first
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336 reviews 336 reviews
109 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nice old carousel. Ice cream and candy sold on site. Just like old times. Located just off the entrance to our hotel...the Best Western. Also, there is a mini outdoor theater outside where performers put on plays and acts.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I discovered this attraction while taking the Tour Train...you get free admission when you purchase your tour. I looked it up on-line and heard it had unique animals...I did not want to spoil the surprise so I did not look at any pictures. We drove out and went into the building. I was really impressed! I had... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Who doesn't love riding on a carousel? This one is in excellent shape and still has the brass ring grab. You owe yourself a ride on this one.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My father used to tell of carousel rides that had brass rings to reach for. If you got one, there was prize of some kind for you. Where I grew up had 6 carousels in the local area, a gift from the big shoe manufacturer in that part of New York State. So I know carousels. However, this one in... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you have a favorite Montana animal, you may be able to ride it at the Great Northern Carousel! My nieces who are now in high school and college still like to ride their favorite animals when they come to visit, choosing the same ones as they did when they were small. Besides some beautiful horses, there is a pronghorn,... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a beautiful carousel! Loved the Montana animals (big horn, mountain goat, bison, etc) as well as the classic carousel animals. Didn't have any ice cream, but it did look yummy. Several kids there, and they were having a blast! We didn't stay long, but it was worth the stop.

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Helena, Montana
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

While there are some beautiful merry-go-round horses on the Carousel, many of the animals are native to Montana. Ride a grizzly, a bobcat, a frog, a mountain goat, an antilope, a rabbit and many other animals. Grab for the gold ring as you ride and between rides enjoy some wonderful ice cream. Great place for a family and everyone. Actual... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Carousel has so many animals and critters to ride. We rode a few times just to get on all the ones we wanted. The ring toss was a nice surprise.

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Great Falls, Montana
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Ice Cream and a memorable fun time with my kids. This is the kind of place that sets a tone that memories are made of. Ride the carousel and try to get the golden ring to win a free ride the next time you come. And when you are done, get some delicious ice cream from the uber friendly staff.

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Deer Lodge Mt
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Our sons family visited from Florida this January and finding somthing for a 3 year old and a 4 month old during snowy, windy January weather was a challenge! Thank Goodness for the Carousel! We spent the afternoon having rides and ice cream....Beautiful carousel!!!

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