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Salem's Riverfront Carousel

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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More Than a Ride

The workmanship on the varied animals made us stay to watch the carousel. We found more than... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
One More Ride, Please Auntie!!!!!

I took my niece and nephews to the park and decided to go into ride once. We ended up buying the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salem, Oregon
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101 Front St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3473
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Oregonwriter19
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 436marianneh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The carousel is a must for childern and adults who appreciate the hand painted horses on this year round ride.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Marc M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Woody J
Reviewed October 14, 2019

This carousel was hand carved by a group of local people and it is absolutely beautiful. it is open most days and doesnt cost much to ride. I love it. I always try to ride it whenever I am in Salem, and I am not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nancy p
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Always a good sight but can be insane crazy, chaos. The carving and work put into the animals is fantastic. Price is reasonable, gift shop is great and there are events and snacks available.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jessica s
Reviewed October 8, 2019

The carousel is not a thrill-seeking ride, but it's great for young children who may be skiddish. I recommend because it's family-focused, great popcorn, and a nice little gift shop for those out-of-towners wanting a little token of Oregon.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ryanmcgrawse
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Going was easy and fun for the kids very expensive we kept the grandkids busy for about an hour there was no long lines so the kids could go many times choosing a different horse or animal each time

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank richduncanco
Reviewed September 26, 2019

What child/adult does not love a carousel. Brings back memories of your younger self. This is a place to relax and ride a small piece of a bygone era . Don't miss this....ride or watch the younger children ride and enjoy their hoots and laughter.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kathycoc
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Carousel with gift shop surrounded by beautiful parks. Great for family outings. After riding metiouscly restored carousel enjoy adjoining Riverfront Park playground, see Eco-Earth or wander across adjoining two footbridges to more parkland or a wildlife refuge. More trails and exploration opportunities that can last...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dwight C
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from summabeanz | Reviewed this property |
There is a wagon or two amongst the horses where you can sit down & ride, pretty much like sitting on a bench or in a covered wagon. ;)
Dondra O
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Taxeesdad | Reviewed this property |
There is good parking on the Riverfront grounds next to the attraction.
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