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“fun for all ages” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Silver Beach Carousel

Silver Beach Carousel
333 Broad Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Saint Joseph
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Owner description: MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND!The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the panda, the clown fish – in all, 48 unique carousel figures and two chariots – are whirling with excitement to see you. Come pick your favorite and ride beneath 1000 twinkling lights as the band organ’s music happily soars and dips with the gears. Each figure is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the artisans at The Carousel Works. Around the top of the carousel you can learn about our local history – told as no one else in the world has told it on a carousel – using historic photographs. As you gaze at those 18 rounding boards, you’ll become part of our story, too.You’ll find all the magic and wonder of the Silver Beach Carousel below the bluff in St. Joseph, just yards from Lake Michigan’s Silver Beach, named one of the top 10 family beaches by Parents magazine. Open all four seasons, you can ride a different carousel figure or chariot every week and fill the year with a new memory each time. Our sea serpent chariot is wheelchair accessible so everyone can ride! Tokens are available for cash or credit card at the admissions desk or for cash from our token machine. To find us, click here for a map and directions.THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TO DO!Riding the carousel is just one of the fun things you can do at Silver Beach. Steps away from the carousel is Michigan’s tallest kaleidoscope and Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone by Curious Kids Museum, an entertaining place for toddlers to teens to explore water exhibits, a climbing wall and traveling exhibits. Next door to us is the beautiful Silver Beach Shadowland Ballroom, where special celebrations and wedding dreams come true. Across the road is the Whirlpool Compass Fountain where you can splash in the mist on warm days. And throughout the year, plan to join us for lots of fun events.Our Silver Beach Center packages let you create hours of fun at special prices. The Activities Room is an easy place to celebrate your child’s next birthday or a special event. Just let us know what day you’d like to book by clicking here. You’ll also find carousel gift ideas in our onsite and online gift shops. Or check out other gift ideas and sponsorship opportunities here.So come for the best ride in town – it’s unforgettably happy!
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“fun for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

took our family and rode the carousel. beautifully restored with an area that explains the history of the carousel and silver beach

Visited August 2012
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Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“big fun on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

my kids absolutely adore visiting the carousel when we visit silver beach. Always a clean environment with friendly staff. Great family fun!

Visited June 2012
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Michigan City, Indiana
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“adorably fun carousel, right by the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This adorably unique carousel offers several different horses and carriages, including some representing local Michigan universities. As a wedding and portrait photographer, this carousel is a lovely photo op not to be missed when in St. Joe, Michigan. Adorably fun, just because, too.

Visited August 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

A must stop for families especially with small children. Close to the beach this is a delightful, charming carousel in the center of the action in St. Joe, Michigan.

Visited July 2012
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Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautifully restored carousel near beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Beautiful carousel (indoor) near kids splash park and Silver Beach. Also near good shopping of Downtown St. Joseph and a good pizza place across the street.

Visited July 2012
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