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Great Northern Carousel

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Address: 924 Bicentennial Plaza, Helena, MT 59624
Phone Number: 406 457 5353
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11:00 am - 6:00 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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Fun family outing

The carousel is beautiful and kids can choose from a variety of Montana animals to ride. If you prefer not to ride a horse, you can ride on a fish, a dinosaur, a big horn sheep or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The carousel is beautiful and kids can choose from a variety of Montana animals to ride. If you prefer not to ride a horse, you can ride on a fish, a dinosaur, a big horn sheep or many others. Try their homemade icecream while you are there. Also, a great place to have a kids birthday party.

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Libby, Montana
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place for some old school fun for kids. great price and a fun ride. who doesn't want to ride on one of these..they even have belts to help with little ones riding

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Thank Dorian B
Des Moines, Iowa
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96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time in Montana, and I thought the Great Northern Carousel was charming and seemed perfect for its setting. I recognized the Montana capitol painted on one of the scenes of the carousel, and there was also a scene with bison and another with hot air balloons. They had traditional horses, but also local animals like bears... More 

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Thank WhirledPeas
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must for a family with kids OR a couple that has a interest in a famous carousel. ps - having the ice cream there didn't hurt either.

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Thank Chuck B
Big Bear Lake Region, California
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We were just looking around town for things to do and so we went here to see the Carousel enjoyed seeing all the children having fun riding . Looked like great Ice cream but line was long so we did not stop for that.

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Thank Mntnona2
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is great for the kiddos. Teen-agers might even like a neat place to hang out. The carousel is really fun with the ring game that gets the kids involved. There also the gift shop and ice cream parlor. You can even get small food items as well. We had a blast as a family outing.

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Thank Krittik M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at adjacent hotel on business. The carasoul is just gorgeous. I loved the surrounding area. I'm sure it would be just perfect in the summer

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Thank Lona L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This a great fun for the family and should be added to your list of things ot do in helena. If you show your hotel key from Days Inn, you can ride free. I recommend for children and adults alike as who doesn't enjoy a carousel :)

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Thank Megan T
Jackson, Wyoming
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The carousel is a beautiful work of art. It was a wonderful warm and dry activity on a cold and blustery day.

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Thank J R
Missoula, Montana
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Just like the title says, this is better than Missoula's carousel, for a couple big reasons. 1-There are more than just horses, which is really exciting for the kids. Dragons, rabbits, dinosaurs, fish etc. 2-Big one, you don't have to pay to ride with your kids. If they are too small to hold themselves up (like my 1yr. old) or... More 

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