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Salem's Riverfront Carousel

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Address: 101 Front St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3473
Phone Number: 503-540-0374
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Its unique!

just a nice highlight of Salems downtown waterfront! It's pretty, and kind of unique. Salem waterfront park is beautiful, and also has one of those sternwheeler boats with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pattie H
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

just a nice highlight of Salems downtown waterfront! It's pretty, and kind of unique. Salem waterfront park is beautiful, and also has one of those sternwheeler boats with daily trips.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For some reason I thought the carousel would be quite a bit larger than it is, but it is sooooo charming! My son (5) absolutely loves it, and was so happy to find out he gets a free ride on his birthday. I particularly loved the shop next door and stood agape at the wood shop where they make the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We don't live in the area but every time were able to make it to Salem, we have to spend an hour or so at the Carousel. Our child is so excited to ride it over and over again. They have a nice gift shop and the staff is super friendly. There is also a wonderful park area outside so... More 

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Thank Vinny C
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This carousel is a gem in the heart of Salem. It is special because it is a completely volunteer endeavor by local artisans and philanthropists. I take my grandson regularly. We had his third birthday party here and all the kids had a blast. I love this carousel and the riverfront park, it is an asset that Salem needs to... More 

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Salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is one of the most beautiful places to photograph your kids. family friendly, lots of color and a real treat to experience.

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Thank Duane W
Salem, Oregon, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue has been a family favorite for years. The grandchildren will frequently request a visit and we usually give in to the request. The multiple ride ticket is the best buy for our family. We've always found the environment to be clean, well staffed and maintained. The only problem that we have experienced is tearing our 18 month old... More 

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Thank Saleenirisgarden
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful hand carved carousel. Nice to ride or just watch. Great for kids and adults. Reasonable prices. It's building is on the edge of the Riverfront park. It's a gateway for a wonderful afternoon.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a summer Sunday morning. Our Granddaughter loved it as did Grandma. It was next to the river and we did a nice long walk along the river front. Also was there when they had an event that offered many rides etc for the Granddaughter.

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Thank Caribbean5
Durham Calif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fun and very reasonably priced. And I'm far from being a kid but I can't pass up a carousel. There was no line at 11:00 on a weekend Saturday morning, guess there was not much else going on in the park. Riverpark walk was very pleasant.

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Thank bfschill
Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on date in which she brought her kid during a festival. The carousel is very artful and beautiful and did have historical details specific to this area. We did have a good time but there was not much to do for adults inside- it was more for kids. There is a shop onsite and it was very cheap... More 

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