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Address: 101 Front Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
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Beautiful

Well designed and stunning. The carousel is kept very clean. A must do for families. The prices are reasonable too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Amydenning
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well designed and stunning. The carousel is kept very clean. A must do for families. The prices are reasonable too.

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Sheridan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We like to stop at the carousel whenever we're in Salem for a couple trips around the carousel, a stop in the gift shop for a piece of candy for each child, and then over to the nearby playground in the park. My older girls like the "brass ring" game where they can win a free ride, but it's not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been taking my grandchildren tot he Carousel for the past 7 years since they were big enough to prop up on the horses. My grandson always wants to ride on Big sky! This is an affordable outing since parents or grandparents ride free with a child under 40 inches.

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Bend, Oregon
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My son wanted to ride the carousel so we did! I don't remember what the cost was but it's inexpensive. The line wasn't even that long on a busy Saturday. He had a blast! A great diversion if you're at the park.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The carousel is indoors and really pretty. It's next to a park and and has a pretty view of the river. You can also go for a walk or play simple frisbee. The parking can be pretty difficult depending on the temperature and day.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Just a great time kids and grown ups can ride carousel. Nice little gift shop. Also you can watch them craft new horses or work on old ones. There is a park with swings and such and you can have a picnic.

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Federal Way, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We didn't have any children with us but as we watched we could tell the kids riding were having a lot of fun. We enjoyed watching them.

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Salem, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful carousels I have ever seen. Many children come again and again with the goal of riding each animal. It is situated in the lovely Riverfront Park, which has nice paved trails, playground equipment, and a splash pad for kids in summer.

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Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A beautiful carousel with local hand carved horses. The carousel is set in a park, next to the River and has great kid park structures. A short walk takes you to a worthwhile River Stern Wheeler boat(check schedule-summer mainly) and world renoun Gilbert (AC Gilbert erector set lived there) Children's house with an incredible play area and museum. Picnic area... More 

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salem
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best place to take your kids or your date. So much fun! You can have birthday parties and ride the Carousel. You can take event pictures also.

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