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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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Grandkids day

Part of the Grandkids day, was to go to the Carousal. How fun! The three year old decided he didn't want to. But Grandpa, Grandma and the three year old had a great time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Goshen, Indiana
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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm a bit of a carousel afficionado and never pass up a chance to ride a carousel. I especially like the double decker ones and ones with real hand-carved wooden animals that are well painted. This one is single decker and overall fine, nothing out of the ordinary though. I must say I've never seen a carousel that provides props... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Part of the Grandkids day, was to go to the Carousal. How fun! The three year old decided he didn't want to. But Grandpa, Grandma and the three year old had a great time.

Thank mhweber53
Saint Marys, Ohio
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good old fashioned carousel ride! You could add hats and scarfs to the horses! It was fun! Would do it again!!

Thank Sue B
Biloxi, Mississippi
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is family fun for every budget. They even have free family games and activities inside and outside. The rebuilt carousel was beautiful and only cost $2 for a ride- animal or on a bench.

Thank donnakhf
Farwell, Mi
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Silver Beach to see the Carousel and it was well worth the trip. Beautiful old carousel and other exhibits.

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great old carousel down near Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Michigan. The rides are $2.00 for a good long ride. Everyone is encouraged to wear silly hats (at least during the winter!) Great selection of horses to ride. My husband did not listen to the volunteer operator, who said before the ride started, "Stay on your horse... More 

Thank Theresa G
Galena, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun for our little ones on the indoor carousel. Tickets are reasonable for the historical renovated ride.

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see the beautiful carousel and since now one else wanted to get out of the car or take a ride I went inside to at least get a few photos as I like to visit each carousel we are near too. At first everyone was friendly and told me about the history of the horses and the... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only One dollar per Ride. You can't get much for a dollar these days- my kids rode it over and over again. The Silver Beach resort is an awesome place to visit for the kids!

Thank Zafar39525
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girls rode this twice while we visited. It's in a great location, well staffed, and lots of cute animals to choose from.

Thank Heather J

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