The Historic Carousel and Museum

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The Historic Carousel and Museum

The Historic Carousel and Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Founded in 2004, the Historic Carousel and Museum is creating a world class carousel complex in downtown Albany that will draw visitors from around the world and contribute to the economic revitalization of historic downtown Albany. Our permanent home is completed. We opened our doors to our wonderful carousel on August 15th, 2017. Visit us and you can watch our carvers and painters at work, and enjoy browsing our gift shop. Our facility offers rooms for birthday and party rentals. Fully handicap accessible. Call us today to schedule a tour. Carousel rides are $2.00 a ride. Tours and admission is free.
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Darryl L
Marana, AZ461 contributions
Fantastic indoor carousel with a nifty museum included.
Aug 2021
This is both a working carousel as well as a museum. The facility is very nice and spacious. The fact everything is indoors allows visitors to enjoy both looking and riding anytime, regardless of weather.
Downstairs, by tour guide only with no additional charge, there is the museum with vintage carousel horses and figures along with a workshop where volunteers are carving new carousel horses and figures all the time. It is so neat to see!
If you are in Albany, I would rate The Historic Carousel and Museum as the top attraction for sure. Enjoy!
Written September 2, 2021
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isabelackerman
Saint Louis, MO49 contributions
Beautiful indoor carasoul
Jun 2020
I didn't actually ride this, but it is gorgeous and the individual animals are beautiful, detailed and whimsical. Rides are onky $2.
Written July 28, 2020
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JudyAHickam
Vancouver, Canada20 contributions
Beautiful Carousel
Feb 2020
Carousel is a work of art for sure. For me I feel that the ride for 2 minutes is a little expensive along with they plan on raising the fee.
Written February 8, 2020
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Dave M
Greensboro, NC122 contributions
Unique: Lots to see and do here, from the colorful animals to a nice gift shop. Don't miss it
Jan 2020
Not just a carousel, a small museum, a very nice gift shop and an amazing basement workshop where they carve the animals. Its all done with volunteer help. You can visit the basement for free and talk with the workers there. We had a wonderful time there.
Written January 17, 2020
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GoPlaces115321
Corvallis, OR2 contributions
Extrodinary Place to go
Dec 2019
This is an exceptional place to visit while in Albany. It is so beautiful with gorgeous hand carved and painted animals. The building itself is gorgeous. There is also a good snack bar there. It has an antique mechinisum given by one of the original carousel owners.
Written December 10, 2019
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Maegan C
Portland, United States22 contributions
A must-see in Albany
Aug 2019
The kids love this. There are lots of different choices of animals to ride on. There are options that only go around (not up and down as well) and there are benches and handicapped seating. Lots of yummy concession choices too!
Written November 27, 2019
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Mmarymomm
Pleasanton, CA1,738 contributions
Keeping a carving tradition alive.
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful building showcasing the art of the carousel. All the animals are hand carved and you can ride them as well for a nominal fee. There is information about the history of carousels and displays about some of the animals. You can see in the workshop animals being carved, sanded, and painted. There is nearby parking.
Written September 18, 2019
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rlhouser01
Maple Valley, WA116 contributions
new carousel
Sep 2019
my wife and I went to the carousel it was very nice and the tour was very good are guide took her time to show us every thing .
Written September 14, 2019
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SheltieMomTravels
Henderson, AR17 contributions
Great family stop - handmade animals
Aug 2019
We rode the carousel and toured the wood-working studio. Such a hidden gem in this lovely Willamette Valley town.

No fee to visit. Fee to ride. It was worth the money!

Each animal has a story...ask a docent!
Written September 3, 2019
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Thanks for visiting!
Written September 4, 2019
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Kristine W
Albany, OR61 contributions
Great place for a birthday party!
Jun 2019 • Family
1st visit to the carousel for our granddaughters birthday! The rental room was right next to the carousel and easily help 20+ adults & at least that many children. The gift store had wonderful choices at reasonable prices. A good time was had by all!
Written September 3, 2019
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