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Silver Beach Carousel

333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
+1 269-932-1141
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Fun Time!

This was the most fun! The staff is friendly and the carousel is beautiful with lots of unique... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2016
Milburn, Oklahoma
What a great carousel!

If you make it to St. Joseph, go to Broad Street and head for the water! There is a huge staircase... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2016
Bloomington, Illinois
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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! Visit our website for hours and more information about pricing and events.
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333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
+1 269-932-1141
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

This was the most fun! The staff is friendly and the carousel is beautiful with lots of unique animals.

Thank Kwalls6675
Reviewed August 27, 2016

If you make it to St. Joseph, go to Broad Street and head for the water! There is a huge staircase to takes you to water level. Silver Beach Pizza will be on your left and the Silver Beach Carousel will be on your right!...More

Thank Camarofan5
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Did my daughters birthday party here last year also, and can't say enough great things about it! Everything was taken care of and perfect. We just had to show up!

Thank Anneliese W
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...More

Thank Erica S
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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,...More

1  Thank Christina M
Reviewed August 19, 2016 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

Thank Linda H
Reviewed August 18, 2016

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...More

Thank Jim and Christy D
Reviewed August 18, 2016

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...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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...More

Thank Robin V
Reviewed August 8, 2016 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...More

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November 17, 2017|
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Response from casinosisters | Reviewed this property |
The carousel is closed for the rest of the year. The lighthouse is a short walk past it and has a paved walkway. You will need to eat at Silver Beach Pizza which is a working train station with the best pizza anywhere. I... More
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Frederick R | Reviewed this property |
The "area" itself is free. The carousel is $2.00 tokens that go for quite awhile! you can buy food in that little area. The beach is right there.
Barb D
June 25, 2015|
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Response from Katie W | Property representative |
Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Christmas in July at the Carousel! We're decking the House and making everything merry and bright for a week of holiday cheer! Come ride Noel the Christmas Horse. Sing along to joyful Christmas tunes. Take... More