The Kingsport Carousel Project began in 2008 and has now involved around 400 volunteers from Kingsport and many surrounding communities. Volunteers have worked tirelessly with the goal of creating and operating a carousel for Kingsport. The Carousel features hand-carved wooden animals and chariots and original paintings on a refurbished/rebuilt 1956 Herschell frame. Rides=$1
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I was very impressed by the carousel. I've been a carousel fan for years, and like to see authentic hand carved carousels whenever I get the chance. There's an interesting variety of animals - some that are very unique - and it was a real treat to experience them. Due to COVID-19, half of the animals are "off limits" so I was unable to see them all. But after each ride, staff clean ALL the animals. I would recommend it to anyone who likes carousels.
Written September 11, 2020
good place to take your little ones, also a place to go and remember when you were young. Can have birthday Party's, take pictures for fun, graduation even weddings. Does cost to ride and hold activities. Has a outside playground as well. Close to area restaurants and downtown
Written February 11, 2020
May 2017 • Couples
The Kingsport Carousel is so much more than a regular carousel. It is so much fun to ride AND it is a moving work of art. The animals are hand carved and painted. It is beautiful. When you go, don't just jump on and ride. Stop and look closely at all it has on it. I have ridden it several times and, I swear, I see something new every time. This isn't just for children. It's fun to ride on pretty days and anytime you want to turn that frown upside down.
Written May 11, 2017
Nov 2018 • Couples
We were in Kingsport for a wedding and had an opportunity to visit the carousel. It is a really fun thing to do bringing me back to my younger days when you saw carousels everywhere. This on is quite unique in that the animals on the carousel have been carved and painted by local Kingsport citizens volunteering their time. There was a significant amount of personal volunteer put in this effort and it paid off in a first class ride attraction.
Written November 5, 2018
Oct 2018 • Family
A must to visit while in town. This carousel is all had made by local artist. Beautiful carving and painting.My grandson loved it.
Written October 15, 2018
Jun 2018 • Family
This jewel of the Kingsport community reflects all the best of what we offer as citizens. Lovingly conceived and constructed by volunteers, it provides unconditional joy to all who enter. Go ride. No matter your age, you will feel the excitement of discovery with each rotation.
Written June 19, 2018
I so enjoyed riding this carousel. I'm over 65 and it remined me of my childhood. It only cost $1.00 for the 4 minute ride. I can't wait to share this with my friends on my next trip to the area.
Written September 4, 2021
Jul 2019 • Family
A must see for all ages. Children enjoy the ride and "grown up" children can reminisce. It is indoor with A/C and open doors when weather allows. Nice gift shop and new playground added on the outside. They have a private room for parties.
Written July 3, 2019
Jul 2019 • Couples
The hand carved carousel is an amazing thing to ride and a beautiful thing to see. All the different animals and decorations are unique.
Written July 2, 2019
Sep 2017 • Friends
I enjoyed my ride on my moving horse. It was hard for me to get down off of the horse. Next time I will ride a smaller horse.
Written October 3, 2017
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Is it handicapped accessible, and is there a maximum and minimum weight limit?
The weight limit is 200 pounds for the movable animals. They are hollow and hand carved. One of the operators the last time we were there told us that a few had to be repaired recently.
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