Salem's Riverfront Carousel

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Salem's Riverfront Carousel

Salem's Riverfront Carousel
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A beautiful handcrafted operational Carousel ride in historic downtown Salem at Riverfront Park. Family-friendly affordable fun for all to enjoy. Wheelchair accessible. Shop our unique gift shop for a variety of Carousel souvenirs, toys, games, home decor and more! Affordable party and event packages available to fit your needs. Salem's Riverfront Carousel is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Carousel depends on the generous contributions and donations from our community, as well as the patronage of our visitors and guests from all over the world! For more information on how you can help us Keep the Dream Alive Shop our unique gift shop for a variety of Carousel souvenirs, toys, games, home decor and more! Affordable party and event packages available to fit your needs. Salem's Riverfront Carousel is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Carousel depends on the generous contributions and donations from our community, as well as the patronage of our visitors and guests from all over the world! For more information on how you can help us Keep the Dream Alive, visit www.salemcarousel.org > Donte!
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< 1 hour
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Crystal tea
22 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2021 • Family
The carousel is beautiful and on a big beautiful park. Parking can be hard to find. Also make sure to bring cash, if you bring a card there is a minimum balance.
Written July 19, 2021
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Jane Q. Public
4 contributions
Step back in time...
Apr 2021
One of Salem's Jewels... the hand hewn and painted horses bring back a more simple time, without screens and video games... take some time and stop by, bring the little ones... put away your phone, choose your favorite steed and just try to catch the golden ring... I love this place.
Written May 11, 2021
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Jay D
11 contributions
Family fun
May 2020
Amazing carousel for only $1.50. Great park as well when the crazy church people aren’t there not social distancing.
Written October 15, 2020
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Trimblebird
4 contributions
Hand painted Horses
Aug 2019
This was made with hand painted horsed and is pretty detailed everyone worked really hand and put there heart and soul into make this very beautiful ride it's fun and diffintly something you should do if you come to salem.
Written July 6, 2020
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Carla T
Northport, AL21 contributions
Just so you know... Salem Riverfront Carousel is closed.
Mar 2020 • Family
The Salem Riverfront Carousel is CLOSED. Not sure when it will reopen again, but it is closed due to the COVID 19 outbreak. It’s a wonderful place, and I hope life will get back to normal someday soon.

The little playground next door appears to be open, but there are warnings to stay off the slides and toys because these structures cannot be sanitized.

Please stay safe and healthy!
Written March 22, 2020
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Climber02157179123
4 contributions
One of our favs!
Dec 2019
Grandkids love this place. It's always a treat when they visit. On a nice day, we hit Riverfront Park and playground as well as the carousel. Inexpensive and such fun
Written February 16, 2020
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Heather A.
31 contributions
More Than a Ride
Nov 2019
The workmanship on the varied animals made us stay to watch the carousel. We found more than horses...a giraffe, a frog with a tennis racket, a covered wagon for the smaller children, and many of the horses with little fun surprises at the back of their saddles...a cat, an angel, and many more peeking out as the animals passed us. Inside the gift shop, we were encouraged to look at new animals being carved and others receiving some needed restoration and paint touch-ups. Beautiful workmanship!
Written November 18, 2019
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Marianne H
Salem, OR143 contributions
One More Ride, Please Auntie!!!!!
Oct 2019 • Family
I took my niece and nephews to the park and decided to go into ride once. We ended up buying the stamp card so they could go several times. One more time they kept saying.
Written November 17, 2019
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Marc M
Vancouver, WA9 contributions
Beautiful craftsmanship
Apr 2019
The carousel is a must for childern and adults who appreciate the hand painted horses on this year round ride.
Written November 5, 2019
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Woody J
Minneapolis, MN62 contributions
Take a step back in time.
Oct 2019
There are carousel's and merry-go-rounds, but few like this one located at Salem's Riverfront Park. Usually the figurines that are ridden are small for young children. Well this gorgeous carousel has some of the largest horses or animals I've ever seen on a carousel. They can easily be ridden by a large adult or any sized child. There's no cost to view the carousel or watch it turn around, only a small fee to ride it. Fun place for families to visit, with free parking available.
Written October 31, 2019
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Salem's Riverfront Carousel is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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