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Salem's Riverfront Carousel

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Address: 101 Front St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3473
Phone Number: +1 503-540-0374
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Hard to find any more a real Carousel, looks new, hand made by local artists, also a very nice fully stocked gift shop.Recmmended for the young and old.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hard to find any more a real Carousel, looks new, hand made by local artists, also a very nice fully stocked gift shop.Recmmended for the young and old.

Thank Gabriele R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Salem's carousel is the best I've ever seen. The hand-carved animals are beautiful and the setting is great. Near the river and a park with a big grassy area to play. Definitely a must do when visiting Salem.

Thank Tink2004
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family which includes three kids under 9 years old, enjoyed visiting here. There is a nice gift shop too. The horses and such on the carousel are well maintained and clean. The bathroom was clean and up to date. There is also a big playground outside that was a blast.

Thank Kellie E
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old time carousel with very friendly staff. $1.50 for a ride! The operator was very nice. Just a lot of fun!

Thank bombrcar
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The carousel figures are kept in prime condition and has a repair/workshop in the building. The artwork is beautiful and the horses and other figures have a wonderful history. They are located at Riverfront Park in Salem with playgrounds, amphitheater, spacious green park grounds, and is next to the Willamette River. There is a paddle wheel riverboat called The Willamette... More 

Thank Wil_Widdoes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been taking my children to the Salem riverfront Carousel for years. When we arrive we are greeted by the young man who runs the Carousel with "Welcome home." It is an inexpensive treat with rides costing $1 to $1.50 and children with disabilities get to ride free. Just ask at the gift shop. There is popcorn and cotton... More 

Thank greenwoman2000
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Within Riverside Park in downtown Salem. Rides are $1.50/each and the carousel is indoors, so rain immune;). Kids have a great time and ask to go frequently. Hooked to very nice park trails (paved) for biking/walking/scootering. Close to A.C. Gilbert House Children's museum.

Thank awels2015
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our carousel is so unique hand with carved animals, wagons and so much more. My favorite horse is Glad Tidings, which comes out at Christmas because it's one of two holiday horses. Bucky is popular, The General and dozens more.

Thank Deleen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is rare that you will find a beautiful carousel that replicates an era that many of us do not see much anymore. Well kept and clean the Riverfront Carousel provides each visiter with simple and yet enjoyable fun! Perfect for all ages, you can't beat a ride on one of your favorite horses! The gift shop is also very... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I love taking my grandchildren to the Carousel. They enjoy going there very often as they live in South Salem. The fun memories of the many events that are held there. Birthday party or other events in the private room is a must do. I love walking around seeing happy faces on so many people of all ages. What isn't... More 

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