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We had a few minutes before meeting a friend for an early dinner ... and happened upon The... read more

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Your kids will love this

The carousel is a great place to take your kids for some fun. The venue is very nice with a store... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Missoula, Montana
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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.
101 Carousel Dr, Missoula, MT 59802-4313
+1 406-549-8382
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

This carousel was impressively fast. Unfortunately I was sick the rest of the day...getting too old for that kind of g-force. My kids loved it and the ring game was a lot of fun. Very cute vibe inside and the little gift shop was nice....More

4  Thank Hilary F
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

we thought this would be a fun treat for our grandkids. I think it would have if it did not go around so fast. My oldest grandson and his parents rode it and they had fun. BUT the play ground with it was extremely fun...More

1  Thank nannymyers2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few minutes before meeting a friend for an early dinner ... and happened upon The Carousel. The operator encouraged us to take a ride, and we had a wonderful, wonderful time! He told us the story of the merry go round and...More

Thank JohnW915
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The carousel is a great place to take your kids for some fun. The venue is very nice with a store and a little museum for interested parties. It doesn't get better than riding a carousel. If you get tired of the carousel then just...More

Thank MZoo60
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

While in Missoula for a retreat, we got to spend 2 extra days in town. This is the cutest little place with a Main Street and hand crafted items galore! You will find jewelry, woodwork, ceramics, t-shirts, lawn ornaments, local paintings, and some of the...More

Thank N2481RHkellys
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I recommend seeing all the places I acknowledged. If you love beautiful scenery and babbling brooks. The Carosel was a blast...brought back the kid in me.

Thank barbaramF6484TC
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We took our grandchildren 3 & 8 yrs on the ride this summer. We were able to stand by our 3 yr old without having to pay extra. We had a really fun time at the carousel as well as the park.

Thank rmannix2018
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Hold on because you’re going on a very fast ride on this carousel. You really have to hold on. It’s supposed to be the fastest in the West. If you have any injuries, think twice before going on. Kids love it though. Great location and...More

Thank Olena S
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Great place to take your kids if they are young, they love it. My husband and baby had a lot of fun together trying to get some rings from the dragon.

Thank Blue H
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The carousel and Caras Park make downtown one of the best parts of Missoula. Great place where people of all ages can enjoy.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The carousel is a stand-alone attraction in downtown on the river. It is a classic carousel and fun for all ages. Note that this goes around very quickly. You probably would need to stand by a younger child. I have never seen a line so...More

Thank 728joanns
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Great little spot for a quick activity and a couple good memories. Everyone has that good joy of riding horses and saving those keepsake memories for a lifetime. As a mother now. I love seeing the same joy and amazement watching my child. Two thumbs...More

Thank useliciara
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