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A Carousel for Missoula

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Address: 101 Carousel Drive, Missoula, MT 59802
Phone Number: 406-549-8382
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Description: This beautiful carousel, completed in 1995, was the brainchild and vision...
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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Take a carousel ride on the wild side

The Carousel ride was fun and lasted a relatively long time for the price. Be sure to pick an outside horse and try to grab the rings from the dragon's mouth with each pass.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Kyle, Texas

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Kyle, Texas
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Carousel ride was fun and lasted a relatively long time for the price. Be sure to pick an outside horse and try to grab the rings from the dragon's mouth with each pass.

Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fun and fast indoor carousel. Lots of fun for everyone. Great first impression of Missoula. Playground next door has a castle and dragon theme that works perfectly with the themes of the carousel. My friend and I are in our mid-twenties and we had a great time. Also close to river walkway and restaurants.

Missoula, Montana, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The carousel is one of the major attractions in Missoula. The ride is one of the fastest in the USA, the staff knowledgeable and helpful, and all the carousel pieces have a history. The carousel is right next to a delightful play area called Dragon Hollow and both are located along the Clark Fork river with a large downtown park... More 

Pullman, Washington
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Well it was a quick ride for only 75 cents, but I have no idea why this should be the number 1 attraction in Missoula! I mean, come on, that's only a carousel!

Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our kids enjoyed a quick ride on the carousel at Caras Park. For 75 cents per ride, it was reasonable, and just fun to be able to say they'd done it. It's not for anyone who gets dizzy easily though -- it goes fast, and requires a 'seat belt'. Yup, that fast.

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105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were not looking for the carousel until we started seeing signs for it. We were wandering around and found it. It is a nice carousel, and it is neat that it has hand carved horses. But we have several where I live so it didn't seem like something special. But if you have kids - or are just feeling... More 

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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Every time we are here in Missoula we have to visit this carousel. It's actually really fast for a carousel too! It may surprise you 😉 They have ice cream, snow cones and root beer floats It is positioned right next to the Clark fork river so it has a beautiful view when you are relaxing eating your snacks Bring... More 

Florence
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ride The Carousel! Take you grand kids - make the effort! Clean, well-run and the facility is very nice. Fun way to end an afternoon in the park.

Missoula, Montana, United States
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146 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

And the location, next to the Clark Fork River and downtown is super as well. A wonderful place to take the kids or grandkids and the workmanship on the horses, etc. is to be marveled at.

O'Fallon, Illinois
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203 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Smoke Jumper Base is conveniently located by the city airport and is just minutes from the interstate. Anyone who doesn't take the time to visit is missing a wonderful, unique insight into the specialized work of "smoke jumpers" in combating forest fires. The school has a compact, yet comprehensive museum and conducts free tours that takes one through the... More 

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