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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Admission
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“gift shop”(7 reviews)
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Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate Herschell carousels in the original factory building. New exhibit for 2015 is "100 Years of the Allan Herschell Company". Our band organs play every day. Enjoy 3 Wurlitzer organs and...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
180 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-5420
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+1 716-693-1885
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were able to stop by when there were a number of charming and well informed volunteers working there. They took time to show us things and share stories. What a fascinating visit. In addition to preserving the history of the Carrousel factory, there is...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is a little gem. Travelling back from Niagara Falls we stopped by. I had my 5 year old daughter with me and thoroughly enjoyed the tour and riding the Carrousels. This is a must on any visit to the area. The staff are...More

Thank Chris C
Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for visiting and for taking time to write this positive review. I am happy you and your daughter enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Allow an hour. You will leave feeling years younger, a broad smile across your face & a carousel song in your heart. A children’s & separate “adult” sized carousel to ride, demonstration of carving a horse in factory, gift shop ( no food so eat...More

Thank Off_Beaten_Tracker
Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed your visit. We hope to have the Children's Gallery air conditioned by the end of 2019.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I collect carousels,(only with horses) was glad I finally got to visit the museum. The ride was included with admission on the indoor carousel. Really enjoyed seeing all the carved animals. Even got a magnet with the name of the museum, which is what...More

Thank lighthouse62
Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review. Happy you enjoyed your "mini vacation".

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great special interest museum. Maybe if you have no interest whatsoever in carrousels you won't like it -- but who doesn't have some warm feeling for carousels or merry-go-rounds? I learned a lot about carrousels and how they were made, but also...More

1  Thank Diner_Shore510
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Ride a terrific old carrousel. Learn how the horses are carved and the rolls that produce the carrousel music are made. Fun way to spend an hour (or more if you want to spring for extra rides).

1  Thank Watsson
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This place is rip off ! It is so expensive just to walk in and that includes nothing. You also have to pay for ride tickets.. all 4 of them. The ride operators were obnoxious. Save your money and go to a carnival.

Thank jdissette
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We were met by our tour guide who is also a wood carver. This is a restored factory that built past and modern carrousel animals. Currently there are many in different stages of life. Buffalo's Cancalside has contracted to have some done here. A kids...More

1  Thank Pam B
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to learn about the past... historic carving and painting of wooden horses for the amusement carasoul In the nicer weather, outdoor kiddie amusement rides.

Thank D M
Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope you can come again.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

Awesome place to take the grandkids, lots to see and do. Plus, hands on activities too. Indoor carousel was amazing

Thank Sue W
Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope you can come again.

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May 25, 2017|
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Response from Darcy F | Reviewed this property |
Maybe to the outside rides, but I don't think inside.
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