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Riverfront Carousel

Address: 101 Front Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Salem
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Bring your little ones. The horses are all hand carved by local people that learned from a master. They are beautiful, and each one is different. Your children will pick out their favorite. Mine was always Jazz, the zebra. After, go play in the park, or walk along the river, or head to the Gilbert House Museum. It makes for... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I loved the indoor carousel a lot more than I expected to. Inside the gift shop, you can see into the room where they plan new animals (not all horses) for the carousel- and see them in varying stages of carving, drawing, and painting. They have a new one coming up named Blackberry, which is a fawn (my name is... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was our first time at the carousel. The event was well planned & there were not too many people. The staff was wonderful there was not a bad mood to be found in fact the customer service person in the gift shop was singing Christmas songs while she was stocking shelves. I was the only one in there because... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A very lovely city park along the Willamette River with an indoor Carousel made by craftsmen. A fun experience especially for kids and adults. Very well maintained with a gift shop in the facility. Drop by anytime of the year. Summer time is best with warm, sunny days!

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Houston, Texas
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154 reviews 154 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

For those not old enough to remember, this area in Salem used to be over grown weeds in a vacant lot. The park is an excellent use of city land. And the carousel is a great testament to our past parks. Enjoy it Salem!

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Salem, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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