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A Carousel for Missoula

Address: Caras Park, Missoula, MT
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Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement & theme parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: This beautiful carousel, completed in 1995, was the brainchild and vision of a local Missoula...
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Type: Amusement & theme parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: This beautiful carousel, completed in 1995, was the brainchild and vision of a local Missoula cabinet-maker, who carved much of the structure himself and also trained an enthusiastic team of volunteers to assist in the project.

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Kalispell, Montana
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145 reviews 145 reviews
62 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a must visit if you are in Missoula with children. This wonderfully restored carousel will definitely bring smiles to both young and old. There is an adjoining playground which is fantastic as well. Enjoy!

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Missoula, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a wonderful experience. Very romantic or family oriented. Mind you it goes pretty fast. I have had the opportunity to bar tend for a wedding where they rented the space. It was very nice. Recommend a visit.

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Missoula
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Do you remember trying to catch the gold ring and you whirled around on your prancing steed? Well, if you missed out, you can try again at Carousel for Missoula, even though the rings are not gold or even brass (they're plastic). Every horse is hand-carved, many sponsored by local businesses or service organizations. In fact, the local carvers developed... More 

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Jess C, Manager at A Carousel for Missoula, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your wonderful review of our Carousel. I did want to clarify that while most of our rings are plastic, we do have one brass ring available to grab on every ride, and it usually comes at the end of the ride. The lucky rider who grabs the brass ring wins a free ride! More 

Ocala, FL
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This carousel is a piece of art to be enjoyed by adults and children alike. While the children love the ride, the adults can appreciate the quality of work & artistic detail and enjoy a ride too. Staff was friendly & willing to reiterate information about the history of the carousel. If visiting in the winter, hours of operation are... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A carousel made by the community; you don't see these painted wood pieces any more-it is beautiful. There is also a neat playground and a walking path by the river. A little hard to find if you don't know MIssoula

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Missoula, Montana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Every time my grandkids come to town I take them here. A fun little spot, not just for the kids. The carousel has a lot of beautiful art work. Very reasonably priced. A nice playground outside is an added bonus!

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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Nice to see people doing carvings for other carousels, and fun to ride too. Easy parking adjacent. Plenty to walk to nearby.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A nice Carousel in a beautiful part of Missoula. It offers nostalgia for those who remember riding carousels growing up. I am a 25 year old male and was pleased to see something like this still operating. Adds a bit to the Missoula mystique.

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Missoula, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

How could you not LOVE the Carousel? It is a cheap activity, the horses are beautiful, the ride is super fast, and it rejuvenates the child inside of you. This is a perfect activity for the family-no matter your age. I ride the ponies EVERY time we take nieces and nephews. We have strapped in babies and my best friend... More 

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Hamilton, Montana, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you are from Montana, and can get there do, especially if you have children. It is beautiful. Truly something to be appreciated. If you are passing through the area for a vacation, make this a stop..there are very few of these in the country, so it may be your only chance to experience one, and it really is worth... More 

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