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The Historic Carousel and Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful artwork

We went to the Albany visitor center downtown and were told to check this out. This is a carousel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Love the Poodle!

Wonderful place to take th family to. Fun to ride the old carousel. Very reasonable price too... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
Dana P
Albany, Oregon
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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...more
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503 1st Ave NW, Albany, OR 97321-2229
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Albany visitor center downtown and were told to check this out. This is a carousel that has been completely done by volunteers that live in Albany. Beautiful work, and just a really fun place to visit! It is staffed by volunteers...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cmyberns
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Wonderful place to take th family to. Fun to ride the old carousel. Very reasonable price too. Tours are free. Great family fun.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dana P
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful craftsmanship on the animals. A beautiful restoration of the carosel. My grand daughter loved the ride.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Have to see it to appreciate it. A very wide variety of animal carvings populate the carousel. Display boards describe each character. Visit the gift shop for souvenirs. And dont miss the wood shop to see new animals being carved and painted.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Dont miss this attraction while in Albany! This free museum has a full sized carousel to ride for $ 2.oo. However the tour is free and well worth the visit. Downstairs a docent shows and tells you the history of Carousels and this one in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank beverlym153
Reviewed April 5, 2019

This is my favorite carousel! The animals are incredible, and the animals have such interesting stories! The volunteers are so friendly and informative, we learned so much just waiting in line. Do not miss this rare treat!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nybe
Reviewed March 20, 2019

For a fun impressive experience don't miss this gorgeous carousel in Albany, Oregon. The varied animals in brilliant colors will take your breath away! Too fun to miss!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dkallen8
Reviewed March 14, 2019

This is a wonderful exhibit for all ages. Seeing the wonderful carousel pieces in all stages of creation is fascinating, and the talent and art is so impressive. There is lots to see and read, and staff to provide information, history, and answer questions. And...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angel3745
Reviewed March 11, 2019

My boys and I love this. Everyone was so nice to us! We will be come back my boys thought this was pretty neat.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Everyone who visits Albany should check out the Carousel and Museum, the volunteers are so kind and just make your visit worth your time. We did some family time there while my son was home from the service. We had people of all ages from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 798cyndiv
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April 27, 2018|
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Response from Marge T | Reviewed this property |
It is free to get in and the rides are $2.00.