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A Carousel for Missoula

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Address: 101 Carousel Dr, Missoula, MT 59802-4313
Phone Number: 406-549-8382
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This beautiful carousel, completed in 1995, was the brainchild and vision...

This beautiful carousel, completed in 1995, was the brainchild and vision of a local Missoula cabinet-maker, who carved much of the structure himself and also trained an enthusiastic team of volunteers to assist in the project.

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Fun , family place

We arrived at the carousel after about a 15 year absence. It was a fun place to take our family and still is a fun place. It is well taken care of. The horses are Beautiful. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Terry S
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Malta
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Malta
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at the carousel after about a 15 year absence. It was a fun place to take our family and still is a fun place. It is well taken care of. The horses are Beautiful. The carousel moves very fast so you have to buckle up. The outside seats are the best so you can reach for the brass... More 

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Thank Terry S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So fun to watch my friends fly by on this extra fast carousel, while trying to grab the rings, in hopes of getting the brass ring. The workers were kind of curmudgeons, though.

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Thank Rachel D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Didn't ride because carousels make me sick, but the carousel and it's attached exhibits are very interesting to look at and read about. Lots of kids having a great time on when we were there.

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Thank Arthur C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just wanted to see the wooden wonder that spins round and round. It didn't take much convincing to take a turn. Surprisingly faster than I expected whipping me back in time to a carefree youth.

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Thank Dougie C
Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely if rickety ride on a carousel - great community project that says a lot about Missoula's commitment to arts and families. Really interesting to read about the history and development of the carousel. Fun for kids to have a chance to catch the brass ring! The horses themselves seem a bit rickety, but every passenger is belted in for... More 

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Thank Nightsinge
Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only open 11:00 to 5:30. Adults $2.25. Kids and Seniors $.75. Beautifully restored. Goes around faster than many carousels.

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Thank 2Finediners
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best carousel! It is fast, you get to actually catch the ring, there is a real caliope and all the horses were carved by people in Missoula. The kids loved Paint a bright multi colored horse. That's the one they wanted to ride every time

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Thank Kathy S
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It just doesn't matter what age you are. This beautiful carousel of hand carved animals is the BEST carousel ever! Hang on for a great ride and go for the brass ring!

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Thank Laurie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must do in Missoula. Playground next door so much fun! Great for kids of all ages! My teenagers remember this place fondly.

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Thank Marsha M
South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Missoula is an awesome town. An unexpected delight on our way tot he West Coast. We picked up something to eat and headed to the riverbank where a walking/biking trail had been established an ate. In that park is the beautiful Carousel. Lovely. What a terrific gift to their home community.

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