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Carousel of Happiness

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting custom built carousel. Unique.

Enjoyed seeing the variety of animals and painting all done in an artistic and playful way. Best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John W
Love it!

Love the carousel. Positive uplifting story of healing and joy from sadness. A happy thing! Like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Golden, Colorado
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“hand carved”(45 reviews)
“puppet show”(11 reviews)
“per ride”(10 reviews)
The Carousel of Happiness is Nederland Colorado's magical menagerie featuring 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer band organ. Scott Harrison was a 19-year-old Marine Gunner...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, CO 80466
+1 303-258-3457
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I decided to check out the carousel and was very happy I did. The ride only cost $1 and brought back childhood memories. The man running the ride was quite entertaining. There is a small gift shop and the prices were reasonable.

Thank gunit1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed seeing the variety of animals and painting all done in an artistic and playful way. Best carousel I've ever seen.

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the carousel. Positive uplifting story of healing and joy from sadness. A happy thing! Like the cards of the figures for sale in the gift shop.

Thank ColoradoLiketoTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun with the kids. Cheap at $1 a ride. This Carousel has an interesting story and is a real antique.

Thank egil88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Carousel of Happiness is a delight for all ages. A beautiful and inspiring story behind its creation. A must if you have small kids or grandkids. Lot’s of hand-carved animals to ride on a genuine old-time restored carousel. Rides are $1 each and you’ll...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed July 30, 2018

It was well worth stopping in to take a look at the carousel of happiness. Very beautiful hand carved figures on the carousel. And it is very, very affordable! If you are walking by, stop in. It is worth seeing.

Thank Ghennel H
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The story of this place is wonderful and the local visitors center referred us. The price per ride is cheap! Very Cheap! Young kids will love the ride and the puppet theatre. However it is a 10-30 minutes visit. My 11 year old was bored...More

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This amazing carousel with its incredible array of hand-carved figures must been seen to be believed! The story behind this lovingly detailed carousel is no less incredible than the carousel itself. Their motto "Don't delay joy" says it all. If you can ride this carousel...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed July 25, 2018

A must stop. As a group of 60 year olds traveling and finding this gem, we left the ride smiling for miles. The people running the ride are delightful and told us the history of the ride. So many beautifully carved animals to choose from....More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed July 22, 2018

What a great indoor carousel. All the critters were hand carved by a Vietnam Nam veteran and we’ve never seen anything like it. The music they play while your riding is old school and fun to hear. People that run it are very friendly and...More

Thank TAG66
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March 15, 2017|
Response from Katrina H | Property representative |
We will be open 11am - 6pm those days.