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“Pretty!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Dentzel Carousel

The Dentzel Carousel
39th Avenue, Highland Park, Meridian, MS 39302
601 485 1904
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Meridian
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Pretty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I love the different animals on this very old carousel. Many children, as well as my own children, enjoy having their birthday parties here.

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Nashville, Tn
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Spinning into the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Not that easy to find (but not that hard either), the carousel, which is in a down-at-the-heels area, is striking. Built in 1896, the animals (giraffe, tigers, horses etc ) were hand carved from poplar and basswood. Oil paintings line the top and a ride is only 50 cents! Hold on. The animals don't goup and down but the carousel spends around at a gloriously fast clip. Be sure to read a about its history. (It's free - except for the 50 cents if you want to ride.)

Visited September 2012
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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The city of Meridian has done a great job restoring this carousel. I can remember my mom taking me to ride when I was a little girl(over 50) I'm so proud my grandchildren will have a chance to experience the ride on a REAL CAROUSEL. Not many left around this one is absolutely breath takingly beautiful.

Visited March 2012
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Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“CREATIVE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The Carousel is BEATUIFUL...Wow, this man was creative. Ride are only 50cents per ride. This was our second visit. Adults love, Kids love it! Must take your kids! The park is nice as well.

Visited August 2012
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“A rare piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Although not in the best neighborhood, this carousel house is one of less than 5 original Dentzel Carousel houses still standing and in operation in the entire country!
It is definitely worth your time to stop, take pictures, and ride the carousel. The last time I was there it was less than $1!

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