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Great Northern Carousel

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Address: 924 Bicentennial Plaza, Helena, MT 59624
Phone Number: 406 457 5353
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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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Good old fashioned fun!

We were exploring around Helena after our train tour and decided to use the "free" coupon for a carousel ride. It was fun, a unique carousel with the carved animals being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Phyllis S
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Box Elder, South Dakota
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Zanesville, OH
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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Really good ice cream and huckleberry milkshakes! Carousel was nice for all ages. Interesting characters : wolf, trout, bear, etc

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were exploring around Helena after our train tour and decided to use the "free" coupon for a carousel ride. It was fun, a unique carousel with the carved animals being specific to MT. And the ice cream afterward was good too.

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Nampa, Idaho
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This took me back many years. As seniors we just sat on the bench seat, but had our ride on the carousel. It was fun to watch the little children and families. There are other things in the area and, did I mention they sell Ice Cream Cones...

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Baxley, Georgia
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our boy has been fascinated with carousel's since a baby. He was so excited when he we came through the square and he saw the carousel. We spent almost 2 hours there so he could ride and through the rings into the net. He only took a break to eat ice cream or have a drink. It was nice to... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I went there as a date "night" with my boyfriend! We had Waffle cones then rode the Carousel and it was just soo much fun! I would recommend this place to EVERYONE.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I'm an adult and I rode the carousel twice and loved it both times! The carousel animals are hand-carved and are all animals that are native to the area. I loved that they had the old-fashioned rings that you can grab as you go around on the carousel and the person who gets the brass ring gets a free ride.... More 

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Helena, Montana, United States
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great area in the back to have parties. Kids can ride the carousel and adults can watch while still enjoying their party. They also sell delicious ice cream

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Great Northern Carousel claims to be the best in the nation; maybe even the world. We know this is not true. They don't provide any history on the ride at all. In addition, the ice cream is the same as ice cream in any other ice cream shop. It's nothing special. What makes the place unique is the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very fun family oriented carousel and their ice cream is fantastic. The prices are fantastic. Highly recomended for families.

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Helena, Montana
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for birthday parties and they have a birthday package. My first visit and enjoyed it.A huge selection of excellent Ice Cream. Good for kids birthday parties, I was there for my grandchild.

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