The Berkshire Carousel

The Berkshire Carousel, Pittsfield: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, The Berkshire Carousel Reviews: 5/5

The Berkshire Carousel
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The Berkshire Carousel is a functional classic wooden carousel, with hand carved and hand painted wooden horses that were built, carved and painted by hundreds of dedicated volunteers over an 11 year period of time, that is affordable enjoyable family entertainment offering Birthday parties, event bookings. Our carousel building is air conditioned and heated for use and visits. We have an on site Gift Shop and Concessions Stand that offer drinks, goodies, ice cream, and popcorn, as well as an off street parking lot for visitors to park in. A typical ride lasts between 2 - 3 1/2 minutes and you can choose to ride one of 32 horses, 1 donkey, a rocking chariot, an ADA Handicap Chariot, and an old fashioned spinning tub. All of our horses have names, histories, and stories. Stop by our carousel and Come Along for The Ride!
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Wezie12
Plymouth, NH36 contributions
A Childhood Memory
Apr 2018
We stopped three years ago and continue to visit whenever we travel to Pittsfield MA. We were impressed that the town fathers felt this attraction could grow over time in a large city. We learned a great deal about the city, the attraction and the future of this attraction from the volunteers - thank you. The artwork was incredible and what a way to honor the nearby attractions/history.
Written October 2, 2018
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Tony B
Berkshires, MA19 contributions
Take A Ride On the Circular Side
Jul 2017 • Family
What a beautiful building with all of it's art and history in paintings. However, it is the carousel and the beautiful horses and donkey that are the main attraction. The work put into these pieces of art are worth the visit by itself. I would call this a masterpiece and well worth a visit if you are in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.
Written July 12, 2017
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Thank you so much for visiting our carousel. Thank you for your kind words and review, our volunteers have done amazing carving and painting work on all of our carousel figures and paintings.
Written July 14, 2017
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Charles M
51 contributions
Carousel
Jul 2017
Fun and interesting good clean fun for the whole family There is good food in the form of BBQ available also a great way to spend a couple of hours .
Written July 10, 2017
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Thank you so much for stopping in for a visit and your review! Glad you had a great visit and were able to enjoy some BBQ too!
Written July 14, 2017
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katylovespopcorn
85 contributions
Friends in town
Mar 2017 • Friends
I wanted to share a little magic and smiles with friends in town... the horses are unique and individual to this carousel, they all have a history of creation in the workshop. My friends kids were smiling and enjoying riding the horses and while enjoying some fresh popcorn.
Written March 22, 2017
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Thank you for visiting the carousel. We are glad you and your guests enjoyed your visit!
Written March 23, 2017
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Richard H
Springfield, VA101 contributions
Beautifully painted indoor carousel!
Feb 2017
We went this past Saturday to the carousel with family members. Our group ranged in age between 7 months through early 60s. There is a spinning cup for little kids to sit in and a four seater carriage that gently sways. The younger group rode the horses too. It was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon!!
Written February 27, 2017
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Thank you for your kind review and spending time with us with your whole family. Glad to hear kids of all ages had a great time on our carousel. The experience is what it is all about!
Written March 9, 2017
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Suzanne D
2 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2016 • Family
Took my grand daughter when I was in town visiting. We will plan to do it every time I am in town visiting. Clean, beautiful, great history, great price.
Written January 31, 2017
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Thank you so much for your review and hope to see you on your next visit.
Written February 20, 2017
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Robert B
Pittsfield, MA8 contributions
Favorite of the grand kids
Oct 2016 • Family
My middle granddaughter had her 9th birthday party at the carousel. The volunteers were very nice to all the kids. The girls got instructions on painting a carousel horse. Got lots of rides and had a blast! Beautiful carousel. Great time for the kids.
Written November 25, 2016
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So glad you and the children could join us for such a wonderful celebration!!! Thank you so much for leaving us with a nice review and kind words. We look forward to you visiting our carousel again in the future.
Written November 27, 2016
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Michael S
Pittsfield, MA501 contributions
Beautiful carousel
Sep 2016 • Family
The carousel is definitely worth visiting especially with young children. All the beautiful horses and animals were hand crafted by local artisans as a gift to the Berkshires. Parking is free and adjacent to the carousel and the ride is inexpensive. Hopefully more will be added to the area for children in the future.
Written October 17, 2016
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Thank you so much for your review. We have only finished Phase 1 of our building, we are currently fundraising for Phase 2 & 3 of the building process. There is more to look forward to in the future!
Written October 19, 2016
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FLPhotochick
Finger Lakes, NY244 contributions
Defintely worth the stop to appreciate the artistry.
Sep 2016 • Friends
Being a woodcarver, this was a MUST STOP during my vacation. So glad I did. All the horses/mules, panels, and chariots on the carousel are hand carved or handmade, beautifully painted and detailed. All around the carousel you will find hand painted murals of local places and people. You can buy tokens to ride the carousel or sit on one of the surrounding benches with hand painted animal motifs and watch this beautiful display spin around and around. The gentleman running the carousel was very kind and informative. Outside is a small snack bar and a gift shop around back. The day we were there, there was supposed to be a craft show and car show, but sadly there was neither. It's well worth it to go to their website and read about the making of, the artists that worked on this project, and all the hard work that went into this local icon.
Written October 13, 2016
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Thank you so much for your review and kind words of appreciation. Glad you enjoyed a visit to our carousel. We pass along along the reviews to our amazing and dedicated volunteers.
Written October 14, 2016
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Jenny W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States3,933 contributions
Don't miss this beautiful carousel
Oct 2016 • Friends
We first learned about the carousel in 2015 and have followed the development with Instagram updates. It opened in July of 2016 and we decided to come (from Alabama) to take a ride. The horses and donkey were hand carved and painted by volunteers. An incredible number of volunteer hours have gone into the creation of this Berkshire treasure. In addition to the beautiful horses and donkey, there is a spinning seat, a rocking seat and a bench that folds up for wheelchair anchorage. Purchase your tokens at the stable door, choose your mount and take a 3 1/2 minute ride. There is also a snack bar and gift shop run by volunteers.
The web site has a great deal about the history of the carousel and what it took to see this project through from conception to completion. There is also information about future plans for the site to make it even more inviting.
Written October 9, 2016
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Thank you so much for following us over the past few years and on our Instagram account. We try to keep it interesting for people to check out. Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you again in the future!!
Written October 10, 2016
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