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A Carousel for Missoula

Caras Park, Missoula, MT
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Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme 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... more » 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. « less
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great in the past great area for kids. In a wonderful downtown park along the river. Great area for jogging,walking or just relaxing.

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

Hello! I'm sorry we missed you! We greatly reduce our hours when school is back in session. We are open year-round at least 11-5:30. We do occasionally have shortened hours on major holidays. We also close for 12 days in January. You can always call ahead to confirm our hours. Our playground is also open year-round dawn to dusk. We... More

Seattle, WA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited with our small children based on a recommendation from the Manager at the Broadway Inn (Julie). Had a blast and loved the playground. Our kids could stay there for hours!

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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This carousel is even run for one person. Friendly staff, fun ride with safety features in place-fun way to relive youth and think fondly of my grandmother who used to take me on such a ride. Quite a variety of ponies to ride. Very pleasant to stroll by river after a carousel ride. Beautiful!

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Old style horses and animals. Quiet during the day. A fast ride for a carousel. Located downtown in the river park overlooking the Clark Fork and Brennan's Wave where you can watch the locals surfing.

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Pagosa Springs
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Probably one of the few remaining carousels in the country sporting a brass ring! Locals carved and painted the wonderful animals placing them on a long disused carousel works. A really high speed ride! Don't miss this attraction.

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Missoula
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The carousel in Missoula is a wonderful experience. Located in Caras park downtown Missoula, it also has a play area for kids next to it. The carousel has real wooden carved horses and the movement is just like the ones I rode many years ago.

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Billings, Montana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a really nice carousel and the story of how it came to be makes it even better. It's located downtown by the Clark's Fork river in Karas Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went by myself and it was nice to read the history on the carousel and the handmade horses .. The kids there were really enjoying themselves . It is free to look. It a minimal charge for riding ( which is normal )

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West Richland, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is such a beautiful carousel that is actually quite fast, and it brought back childhood memories that now I have recreated with my children.

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fast carousel with a long ride. Wanna try for the brass ring? They still play it here. Small gift shop with some reasonably priced things inside. Fun playground next door. River walk and river by it too. Stop by and have some fun.

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