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Riverfront Carousel

Address: 101 Front Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
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Ranked #1 of 72 things to do 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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Salem, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Salem, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

One of the things I love so much about Salem is that it is a great place for families and having the Riverfront Carousel to take your kids and grandkids is a joy. We take are grandkids often and they love it. After riding the horses we take a walk around the park and end up with the kids playing... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Beautiful carousel, but not much else to do. Little gift shop and a playground in the park next to it. Great to see at least once and get cute pics

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Oregon
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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