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Great Northern Carousel

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Address: 924 Bicentennial Plz, Helena, MT 59601-3344
Phone Number: 406 457 5353
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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It's fun!!

It is a fun carousel. The only bad part is they don't tell you that a baby is free. I bought tokens for 3 adults and 1 kid but the attendant said that the kid was free. So I ended... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steven D
Stuyvesant, New York
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Stuyvesant, New York
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is a fun carousel. The only bad part is they don't tell you that a baby is free. I bought tokens for 3 adults and 1 kid but the attendant said that the kid was free. So I ended up saving the token as a souvenir. The rid was fun and there are rings that older kids can grab... More 

Thank Steven D
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Carousel and were amazed at the beautiful animals that made up this ride. So detailed and well cared for, evoking memories of what the Columbia Gardens in Butte might have been like. The price for a ride was fair and the staff pleasant. Very friendly and the ice cream was good too!

Thank Shawna M
Redding, California
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old style carousel complete with the "brass ring" to try and grab. It is a reasonably priced ride and a lot of fun for young ones.

Thank origsnoopy1
Eugene, Oregon
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507 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful carousel located in a very nice town center development. Besides a few horses to ride there are trout, bears, frogs, wolves, bison, antelope and even an otter. Fun place with oce cream parlor.

Thank Frank P
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As this was on walking distance from our hotel, we decided to visit this place before bedtime. Our three year old daughter loved it and daddy accompanied her on her rides on the carousel. There is also an extra thing to do, what we first did not understood. Every ride the staff lifts down a brown obstacle (what supposed to... More 

Thank Klaartje B
Helena, Montana
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an indoor carousel so it's available any time of year. Located across from the Exploration Works, it's a great spot to grab ice cream and take a ride (no matter what your age is). Look for the "ring dispenser" as you circle the carousel. It takes a long arm but you can grab the rings and try to... More 

Thank Jolene W
Helena, Montana
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take the little kids for ice cream and a carousel ride! We have been here several times and it is always a nice experience. Our toddler loves to ride the carousel. All of us love the ice cream!

Thank HappyLifeMt
Preeceville, sk
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64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Loved the attention to detail on the horses and other animals. Beautiful elegance. Was fun to go on the carousel ride too.

Thank JoAnne2013
Wisconsin's Northwoods
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

What's not to love about a historic carousel? They even have a brass ring to grab! Fantastic and affordable for a family - partially suited for young children!

Thank 907docl
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69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My preschool aged son had a blast here. The animals are amazingly done, and are works of art! A big bonus is that the carousel is inside.

Thank Tesssa U

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