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Great Northern Carousel

924 Bicentennial Plaza, Helena, MT 59624
406 457 5353
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Attraction details
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Great Northern Carousel is a Helena gem. The handcrafted animals are so beautiful and fun. They are all native to MONTANA! Don't miss the stained glass scenes of Helena lining the top of the carousel. There are also great sundaes and a fun gift shop!

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Great Falls, Montana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Was very empty due to the cold. Grandson loved riding the carousel and I had a great Bannana Milkshake.

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United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It was "our" first time riding on a Carousel together! I felt like a kid again! :) Be sure to stop here and take the kiddos or just go yourself!! Lots of cool shops and great restaurants too! If you have time, you can check out a movie too!

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Helena
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The carousel is very entertaining and the lines are never long. It is my favorite place to take my grandchildren and children I babysit. The staff could smile more and interact with the children more, but they are never rude.

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Helena, Montana
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is an authentic carousel with Montana animals. Kids and adults enjoy it. You can have an excellent ice cream cone after your ride.

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Loveland, Colorado, Usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

There may not be a ton of things for kids to do in Helena but this is a must. My kids loved the carousel and ice cream next door. The carousel is inexpensive but even a better deal if you take your hotel key card with you (one free ride for the little ones).

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CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This wonderful carousel had the most delightful, local wildlife to ride on - bear, antelope, otter, even a salmon! The ride was long and you could try to catch the brass ring. We finished our visit off with a delicious ice cream. All four of us are over 65 and we had a great time.

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Helena, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Simply too much fun for young and old. There is the brass ring grab for a free ride, and snacks to be had

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can't beat this for families with very young children. Attached to an ice cream parlor and next to a children's museum.

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Avon, Montana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A beautiful authentic carousel. Fun for the whole family. Highly recommend that you stop by and have a ride.

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