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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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Always a pleasure

This is like going back in time and everyone enjoys this! I have always taken my kids here and friends and we always think it is lovely

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is like going back in time and everyone enjoys this! I have always taken my kids here and friends and we always think it is lovely

Thank javyjoy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a unique and mostly original carousel that begs the eye to look at all the detail that went into making each item.

Thank denniswa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Carousel offered plent of entertainment for our children during the event we attended. Great location and friendly staff!

Thank Jen H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun for small children. Plays music that grandparents will recognize and appreciate- rock & roll played along with old time carousel music.

Thank Michael R
Batavia, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great carousel - loads of fun with full lights and music. Great place to step back in time. Was a surprise stop for us - made lots of memories. Cute décor, very clean and fun atmosphere. A treasure - everyone should stop here!

Thank DebBatavia_IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The carousel is a fun place to take the kids and family. There is a lot of interesting history and the staff we talked to knew it frontwards and back. There are some cool thing in the giftshop and the carousel is beautiful. Be aware that you don't move until the carousel stops! The guys running it were very strict... More 

Thank rocmartin2003
Berrien Springs, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank darcforest
Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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