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A Carousel for Missoula

Caras Park, Missoula, MT
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94%
Ranked #1 of 31 Attractions in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement
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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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Cranbrook, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Missoula in October. We walked through Caras Park and as we were leaving the carousel was opening. We decided to pay the few dollars to have a ride and it was a fun, inexpensive experience. The carousel itself is beautiful, there is also a small gift shop with different knickknacks and memorabilia to choose from.... More

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Lancaster
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you are into old fashioned carousels, this is the one. Very beautifully preserved - not many of these around anymore.

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Salmon, Id
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you love carousels like I do you will have to see this restored carousel. It has beautiful stained glass accents and my granddaughter loved it too.

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Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a fun experience for the entire family! Very inexpensive and a wonderful free playground next door. One warning is that the carousel speed is very fast so parents should ride along.

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Missoula, Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A nice relaxing unique spot. Fun for people of all ages. Even to just stand and watch the ride go around.

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Stevensville, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

In the midst of Caras Park, right next to the Clark Fork River, the Carousel is a treasure. The horses are all so colorful and happy looking. Try and get the gold ring!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very beautiful and elegant carousel. Handmade horses. The dragon was by far our favorite. What a unique find this was. The park was very nice.

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Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My mother has a thing for carousels and rides them all over the world when she finds them (a source of both amusement and irritation for my father, I believe). When she saw this one, her face lit up and she ran about to get a ticket like she was six, not 60. The ride was apparently very fun and... More

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San Simeon, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We rode it 4 times because the horses were so unique and it was a quiet weekday there. The girl working (Jessica?) was extremely friendly and seemed to love her job. It is a fast carousel so it was fun and my husband enjoyed trying to grab the brass ring. Every horse has a name and a story behind it.... More

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Grand Cayman
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

it's all about the golden ring!! at least for my 11 yr old. it's a part of what makes Missoula great

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