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Salem's Riverfront Carousel

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Fun spot for visiting grandchildren!

The horses are designed and carved by local craftsmen and women and are just beautiful. Small kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy F
Portland, Oregon
Fun for All Ages!

The Riverfront Carousel is a great stop for families with young or older kids. The horses are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“hand carved”(28 reviews)
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101 Front St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3473
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I went just to see what it was all about.had more fun looking at the old paddle boat in the river. This is definately a place for kids. Price is really good. 1.50 a ride.

Thank Anita P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The horses are designed and carved by local craftsmen and women and are just beautiful. Small kids will love it! Adults are allowed to stand next to small kids on animals.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riverfront Carousel is a great stop for families with young or older kids. The horses are hand-crafted by a Salem artisan, and the workshop can be viewed on site. The gift shop is amazing, and offers unique gifts that cannot be found in Salem...More

Thank SueinPortland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to bring the family. A great park nearby, and downtown Salem right there. Also, the Gilbert Museum is just a stone's throw away.

Thank M R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for little ones. There is the carousel, a great gift shop. And, River Front Park is right outside. Great playgrounds! A fantastic way to burn off some energy#!

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be one of the prettiest carousels. The paintwork is beautiful. Wasn't thrilled with the music, though. Expected at least an organ or something.

Thank davehardy0101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 3 1/2 year-old grandson for his first carousel ride a couple of weeks ago, and had a great time. The tickets are a steal... At $1.50 a ride, we could let him go around the three times he asked for without a...More

Thank OonaRhu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to see the carrousel...we had heard about it from a couple of Uber drivers...Lots of kids having a good time and lots of smiles...nice little gift shop and a couple of snack stands.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We have been frequent visitors since my son was a baby and he’s 8 now. He still loves it and is tall enough to play the ‘grab the ring out of the salmon’s mouth’ game which really is a lot of fun to do and...More

Thank momto3plus1
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Took my Great Granddaughters who absolutely loved it. We knew one of the carvers of the Carousel horses, and was interesting to see the horse that needed to be repaired and the new ones that were being carved. There is a splash pad next to...More

Thank Alan R
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Response from Taxeesdad | Reviewed this property |
There is good parking on the Riverfront grounds next to the attraction.