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Great Northern Carousel

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Great family fun

Took the grandkids to ride the carousel and have ice cream. It’s very clean. The people who work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tia2017
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Helena, Montana
Yummy fun

We were in the area for 2 nights and both nights stopped here for delicious ice cream and to watch... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GaynelD1
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989 Carousel Way, Helena, MT 59601-3396
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the grandkids to ride the carousel and have ice cream. It’s very clean. The people who work there are very friendly. Especially kid friendly. Looking forward to visiting soon.

Thank tia2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the area for 2 nights and both nights stopped here for delicious ice cream and to watch the carousel. The ice cream was, rich creamy and absolutely delicious. We have been on a 28 day road trip and this ice cream topped...More

Thank GaynelD1
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We came across the carousel when it started raining. We were able to get out of the rain enjoy some ice cream and ride the carousel. It was family friendly and relaxing.

Thank Maraleerose
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We have loved the carousel for years with our kids, and now, it's our grandkids that we take there - ages 2 and 4. The youngest is nervous but wants to ride, so we have always been able to secure her in the horse and...More

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Kathy M, Manager at Great Northern Carousel, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you for your review and please know that we appreciate your business. In order to cover rising maintenance and the upkeep of our carousel, we have had to make some hard decisions, one of them being to charge adults accompanying young children. We are...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

They charge to be an attendant- ie to keep your 2 year old from falling off the horse. What is wrong with these people?!

1  Thank Molly M
Reviewed July 28, 2018

A wonderful place, complete with ice cream, to take the kids for a weekend afternoon. The carousel is big and beatiful.

Thank Joe_Zeigler
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Beautiful carousel with amazing carved mounts. The old style grab the ring still carries on here. Children and adults all love to ride

Thank Terry E
Reviewed July 20, 2018

best ice cream in the state of montana would travel there just to get ice cream and it very pretty in that area

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

A must do when we come to Helena for sure, grandkids love the carousel. Ice cream shop to enjoy after ride. Outside there is lots of hands on things for kids to enjoy and climb on.

2  Thank Jerry V
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

The grandchildren always have a great time when we bring them here when we're in town. We all enjoy the Merry go Round and trying to grab the golden ring. The ice cream is always a great way to end our visit.

Thank JohnH2303
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