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Silver Beach Carousel

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Address: 333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
Phone Number: 12699828500
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MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND!The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the...

MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND!The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the panda, the clown fish – in all, 48 unique carousel figures and two chariots – are whirling with excitement to see you. Come pick your favorite and ride beneath 1000 twinkling lights as the band organ’s music happily soars and dips with the gears. Each figure is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the artisans at The Carousel Works. Around the top of the carousel you can learn about our local history – told as no one else in the world has told it on a carousel – using historic photographs. As you gaze at those 18 rounding boards, you’ll become part of our story, too.You’ll find all the magic and wonder of the Silver Beach Carousel below the bluff in St. Joseph, just yards from Lake Michigan’s Silver Beach, named one of the top 10 family beaches by Parents magazine. Open all four seasons, you can ride a different carousel figure or chariot every week and fill the year with a new memory each time. Our sea serpent chariot is wheelchair accessible so everyone can ride! Tokens are available for cash or credit card at the admissions desk or for cash from our token machine. To find us, click here for a map and directions.THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TO DO!Riding the carousel is just one of the fun things you can do at Silver Beach. Steps away from the carousel is Michigan’s tallest kaleidoscope and Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone by Curious Kids Museum, an entertaining place for toddlers to teens to explore water exhibits, a climbing wall and traveling exhibits. Next door to us is the beautiful Silver Beach Shadowland Ballroom, where special celebrations and wedding dreams come true. Across the road is the Whirlpool Compass Fountain where you can splash in the mist on warm days. And throughout the year, plan to join us for lots of fun events.Our Silver Beach Center packages let you create hours of fun at special prices. The Activities Room is an easy place to celebrate your child’s next birthday or a special event. Just let us know what day you’d like to book by clicking here. You’ll also find carousel gift ideas in our onsite and online gift shops. Or check out other gift ideas and sponsorship opportunities here.So come for the best ride in town – it’s unforgettably happy!

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Fun by the Beach

This is an authentic old carousel complete with brass rings. The artwork and design are gorgeous. It reminded me of the carousel at a cute little amusement park by my hometown... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Erica S
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an authentic old carousel complete with brass rings. The artwork and design are gorgeous. It reminded me of the carousel at a cute little amusement park by my hometown. It sits right at the beach and there is really no reason not to stop and check it out.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been on a few carousels before, but this one is just gorgeous. It is indoors which does help with the preservation. 1 ride = 1token which is $2. There is a table near the line with all kinds of hats, funny things to wear, windmills to hold or flags. They are up for your choosing while you ride. We... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Girls weekend (25 years) we all just had to take a ride on the silver beach carousel. So much fun and very accommodating staff to take many pics of us

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The silver beach carousel was great and made me momentarily feel like a kid again. The carousel is run by older adults and they are so happy and informative. They were all smiling and never for a moment acted like they were working. The carousel is definately for all ages. The outer ring of the carousel goes the fastest and... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While on vacation, we took our kids to the carousel. They had a great time and we even rode with the kids. We went back two more times while in the area to ride. Lots to see inside the building. The animals are painted pretty cool. Look for the map that shows what each thing is. The staff is really... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We do not have little kids so we didn't ride the carousel. It is inside and is beautiful. There is a snack stand for drinks and popcorn. We enjoyed the displays that gave the the history of Silver Beach. We bought a book in the souvenir shop. We were only here for about 15 minutes. There is no cost for... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well you don't have to be a child to enjoy this carousel. It was large with real hair on the ponies. Amazing! The structure has the wooden beams, a gift shop, some snacks:cotton candy, pop corn. It had a big train village display. The people that worked here (goes along with my beach review) helped trimendessly in helping us keep... More 

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Logansport, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son, my daughter in law, and 4 yr old grandson. He loved it as the animals move up and down. The carousel is beautifully restored. Must see at Silver Beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a magical place that takes you back to the good ol days- or at least what you think it would be like! A simpler time!! There are snacks to purchase and lots of photo ops! The cost is $2 per ride- which I think has increased since we were last there- but still worth a ride!!

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Carousel is spectacular to look at! Each of the animals is decorated to represent different places in Michigan. There are animals decorated for different high schools in the area as well as colleges such as U of M and Michigan State. The music is very nice with a real classic calliope which is beautifully hand painted. There is also... More 

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