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“Silver Beach Carousel” 5 of 5 stars
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Silver Beach Carousel
333 Broad Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement 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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“Silver Beach Carousel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a working carousel. It is housed in the same building as the Curious Kids Museum learning center. Across the street is the Compass Fountain, and a very short distance from Silver Beach Park. All within easy walking distance even with small children. Parking is available for a fee. There is a fee to ride the carousel. This is a great stop for families with young children.

Visited July 2013
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“The kids Loved it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I took my 3 & 5 year olds to the Silver Beach Carousel while my wife hit the stores downtown. Both of them absolutely loved it. My 3 year old daughter got to sit on "a big, beautiful kitty-kat", while the 5 year old boy got to sit on "a big ugly bug (mantis)". To make it even better, because a large school group from Eau Claire, MI was there, everyone else got 2 for 1 rides as well. Daddy was a bit dizzy by the end, but your children are only young and adoring for a short while.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Loved By Kids and Their Parents”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Special treat. Good activity when it's too hot outside or weather is inclement. Classical. If you have kids, do stop here.

Visited June 2013
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“Excellent for the kids especially on a rainy beach day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

A great place to visit with the kids on a rainy day or as a break out of the sun. Tons of animal characters for kids to choose from. Impeccably maintained at a reasonable price ($2)! A nice break for mom, dad & grandparents!

Visited June 2013
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“In my hometown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Such a wonderful place to take friends and relatives when they are in town! Very charming and good clean fun! And the price is right!

Visited June 2013
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