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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
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Salem, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
65 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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La Jolla, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Large area with picnic tables in addition to the Merry Go Round. We grabbed the last table that was in the shade but on cement but OK because it was Wheel chair accessible.

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San Carlos, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Don't miss this lovely carousel. Fun for children and adults alike. Delightful to go into the workshop/studio where the carousel "animals" are created.

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We enjoyed watching the kids ride the carousel and we have no idea as to the cost. It's probably a great thing for families with kids.

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Richmond, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The old carousel was quaint and sweet, very worth going to see. I like that it was rustic and classic. Not far from the hotel at all.

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