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Riverfront Carousel

101 Front Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Salem
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Amusement
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Salem, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The carousel is a beautiful work of art. The horses (and now some other animals) are beautifully hand carved and painted and it takes a very long time for them to be completed. Each one has it's own personality and they are extraordinary! The cost to ride is very reasonable and the carousel songs are great. This is a place... More

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Salem, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A delightful real carousel inside a clean, safe building, so in any weather. Free parking easily available. Ride costs $1.50. Daily, hours available by phone or on line www.salemcarousel.wix.com.

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Sheridan, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This carousel is fantastic for the little ones, remembering my love for the merry-g-round is like going back in time. The price is a dollar and is money well spent, especially since you will be going around more than once, The gift shop is a bright display of cherished treasures at reasonable prices . After the merry-g-round you can walk... More

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Salem, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful carousel all hand made rides by local people. The carousel was built for a community gift through donations and time. Kids love to go ride there. It is in the Waterfront Park and nearby to places to run, picnic, the river, etc.

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Salem, Oregon
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

During the heyday of Playland in San Francisco CA the Carousel was the highlight of this attraction. As a wee one, I never gave up hope on getting that brass ring and my favorite steed was always waiting for me. Here in Salem, the Carousel, with its unique designs lovingly crafted by local artist(s) harkens back to that day. The... More

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Sacramento
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice park, waterfront, Nice room for parties and loved the carousel for kids.Clean and good prices, Nice gift shop, little coffee stand is good.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our daughter loves to ride carousels, so we jump on any chance to try a new one. This is not an old-time carousel, but it is a beautiful one. Each of the animals has a story behind it. Created by a team of artisans, it has a great variety of animals, and even a covered wagon. A closer inspection of... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
65 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It's huge, the animals are fanciful, the music sounds right, but it's all modern technology, not a real old-time carousel with wooden animals and a calliope. That having been said, today's children were clearly enchanted. But this yesterday's child was not.

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seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A nice little carousel in the riverfront park with a friendly attendant, a donkey, a frog, and a bucking bronco as well as horses to ride.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Riverfront Carousel is a must-visit for our children every time we are in Oregon. This year, our 15-year-old son found a new thrill with the Brass Ring challenge, which he won twice over and enjoyed free rides for. Our 2-year-old daughter loves to try different animals on the carousel with her brothers and daddy. As a great bonus, we... More

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