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Very fast ride. Loved it.

Hold on because you’re going on a very fast ride on this carousel. You really have to hold on. It’s... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Olena S
Orange Park, Florida
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Great place to take your kids if they are young, they love it. My husband and baby had a lot of fun... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Blue H
Los Angeles, California
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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The artwork and craftsmanship that was poured into this is amazing. Our daughter is only one. She’s not quite big enough to ride yet because it goes pretty fast. She loves to stare at the horses though. She gets excited anytime we are near this...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My children love to go to the carousel every time we are in Missoula. It is not chintzy, plastic horses, but hand-carved and painted horses and animals. The carousel is very beautiful and worth a visit. You can also walk along the river after visiting...More

Thank gotraveltheworld2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rides are cheap and they have an added game that kids can grab rings from the dragon's mouth. Whoever gets the platinum ring wins a free ride.

Thank Peanut977
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We visited the Carousel for Missoula during a trip in Caras Park. It's a beautiful carousel and the hand-made and hand-painted horses are marvellous. It's not expensive to ride, just a few dollars, and parents can share the horse with children for less than the...More

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