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Cass County Dentzel Carousel

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Cass County Dentzel Carousel

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ermagertz wrote a review Sep 2020
Wexford, Pennsylvania131 contributions50 helpful votes
We were traveling from IN to PA and saw this carousel was along the way so we checked it out, and I am very happy that we did. This is a beautiful, antique wooden carousel, not only with an operating band organ but also a brass ring arm! The ride is in wonderful condition, well kept for sure, a bit of living history. There's a small area where you can look at photos, learn about the carousel (there is some info on the website) and purchase a nice variety of items which helps pay for the upkeep, since it's only $1 to ride. There's also a small train nearby for kids. Please call first or email if you are traveling as due to Covid-19 the hours might change. This is worth visiting if you are nearby, it's just a beautiful machine. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Bertram S wrote a review Jul 2020
Wyoming, Michigan735 contributions109 helpful votes
What a marvelous carousel! Two workers were very talkative and friendly (for 3 of the 5 rides we took we were the only people there). The carousel itself, a 1900 Gustav Dentzel, is amazing. It’s one of only three Dentzels that doesn’t go up and down, just in circles. It has the catch-the-bronze-ring game instead. The horses are beautifully carved and painted, many made in the 1890’s. Our favorites were the two Indian ponies, the giraffes and the tiger. The people here have done an excellent job of restoring it and keeping it in good condition. They even have a binder with many articles giving detailed information on the carousel and its makers. The carousel had also been carefully prepared for Covid, and the workers wore their masks the whole time.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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John T F wrote a review May 2019
Washington182 contributions48 helpful votes
Located in Riverside Park--along the Eel River--the carousel is housed in a separate building. There are some benches in addition to riding the animals. A treat for youngsters, a bit of nostalgia for seniors.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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joebaseball71359 wrote a review Mar 2018
Logansport, Indiana16 contributions1 helpful vote
Truly a Hoosier treasure! Logansport is blessed to own such a wonderful example of a truly unique carousel.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Lisa23TraverseCity wrote a review Mar 2018
Logansport, Indiana15 contributions1 helpful vote
I’ve been going to this carousel for as long as I can remember (back to the 50’s) and I never get tired of it. The animals are beautifully hand-crafted and painted. Choose from horses, giraffes, tigers, lions, etc. The music is a pleasant, old-fashioned band organ kind of music. What makes it really special is that as the carousel goes around, riders try to catch rings. There are lots and lots of silver rings, and the last ring is brass. If you catch the brass ring you get a token for a free ride that is good forever. It is open regular hours all summer. At other times you can rent it by the hour. Last time I rented it the cost was $75/hour. We had our whole family go, from age 2 to 82. Riding the carousel and catching the rings brings a smile to everyone. When I told the family I had rented it for an hour, they said that sounded like too long. By the end of the hour everyone was begging for more. It really is an experience that everyone will enjoy.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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