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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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One of the carving group of volunteers delighted me with a private tour and a surprise ride on the carousel on an evening when the mechanic was tuning up the carousel & needed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Malta, Illinois
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Malta, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the carving group of volunteers delighted me with a private tour and a surprise ride on the carousel on an evening when the mechanic was tuning up the carousel & needed volunteer riders. What an amazing work of art. The ride was amazing. Thank you!

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Thank suz1424
Sanur, Indonesia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun activity for all ages... Reach for the rings as you go around...fast , very fast round. A fun twist for older"kids" .Gold ring means free ride.

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Thank Wike B
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This fast carousel (with not only horses but also dragons) was the highlight of our toddler's trip to Montana. It's right downtown next to the river with a great park next door. It's enclosed in the winter and open in the summer. This is a must see for any trip to Missoula with kids.

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Thank Rna A
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wouldn't miss the chance to ride this charming carousel set in a fabulous location in downtown Missoula. Top it off with a short walk to Big Dipper Ice Cream to make the afternoon perfect!

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Thank jelibella
Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best carosal around acorrding to my kids. But is fun for all ages. Also love the playground next to it.

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Thank cassieobrien81
Drummond, Montana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is an experience that young children will enjoy and not have to go to a fair. The price is right and fun will be had!

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Thank tandersondhs
Great Falls, Montana
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pure relaxing enjoyment. Fun for young children to adults. Good old time fun at its best. Extremely well done carousel with fine detail. The Clarks Fork of the Columbia River is a short distance away. Frequent kayakers and surfers can be seen playing on a large standing wave. Close to downtown shopping as well as classic restaurants and nightlife.

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Thank Riverrunner1
Missoula, Montana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go for the golden ring and win another ride! I enjoy going there with my kids. I sometimes ride the rides myself, but I mostly just watch the kids and they love it. They have their favorite horses.

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Thank BrandonM4
Missoula, Montana
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the carousel a nostalgic gem for Missoulians, it's a great attraction for visitors! A great, inexpensive way to enjoy downtown! Nestled in Caras Park with Dragon Hollow right next door- all kiddos will think they're in a dream! You can win a free ride on the carousel if you snag that gold ring from the dragon! ;)... More 

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Thank Cayla G
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The carousel is very unique find.. all hand carved and beautiful.. the carousel is setup for a little bit of fun and is located right next to a awesome children park.

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