Gesa Carousel of Dreams
Gesa Carousel of Dreams
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Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Gesa Carousel of Dreams is a world class presentation of a restored 108 year-old Charles Carmel hand carved wooden carousel. The antique horses were individually restored over a 10 year period with loving care to bring them back to life. The facility is open to the public and located in the middle of Southridge Sports and Events Complex along the Highway 395 in Kennewick, Washington. The multi-million dollar carousel is available for rides and photographs. Smiles, laughter and fun memories are provided at no charge. We have a concession stand available in the facility with traditional fare such as burgers, hotdogs, nachos, pretzels, beverages and candy.
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  • tumbleweedchris
    Richland, Washington940 contributions
    Brass Ring Carousel
    The Gesa Carousel of Dreams is a lovely, restored merry-go-round located among some baseball fields in Kennewick. This carousel is one of 14 remaining brass ring carousels in the world. What this means is that, if you sit on an outside horse, an arm dispensing rings will be put out during the ride for you to grab rings from. Every ride, there is one brass ring distributed and the person that gets that ring will earn a free ride. On the opposite side of the ring arm is a place to toss the dispensed rings as you go around. The horses are nice and there are two specialty carvings for the local universities - a cougar for WSU and a husky for UW. This is a wonderful midway piece and well worth a ride. I only wish it was in an area with other activities/scenery, like down by the Columbia. Stop in and enjoy a ride.
    Visited February 2022
    Written February 12, 2022
  • Ron P
    Longview, Washington563 contributions
    A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE !!!
    Prior to a trip from Washington State to Montana to visit our son & his family, I searched Trip Advisor for things to do along along the 3 routes we were offered by our map app. This type of attraction was very popular during my youth. This was the winner: Hands down. Everything & everyone there was wonderful. Molly as a standout. I needed some extra help and she went above & beyond to assist me. The cost of a single ride is quite modest when you consider its duration and the grandiose scale of everything. Discounts are given for multiple coin quantities in one purchase. My son & his family will be visiting us at summer's end. I am going to try to persuade him to stop along the way to allow our 2 year old granddaughter to experience this wonderful place. May it keep pleasing people for generations to come.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • kurt l
    Richland, Washington165 contributions
    Safe Play for Family
    My grandson loves to go to this carousel "park". Good clean fun. Lot's of families stream in and out, but no appreciable waiting in line. Simple treats, like popcorn, available for minimal charge. Highly recommend taking kids to this place. Operators practice safety at all times, too!!
    Visited January 2020
    Written January 10, 2020
  • kurt l
    Tri-Cities, Washington4 contributions
    Historical Beauty
    This carousel is a must for kids. I take my eight year old grandson several times a year. He never gets tired of riding the carousel. I understand the restoration process took about ten years. A masterful effort indeed. Rides are inexpensive and they have a small concession stand, too. My grandson gets a kick out of ordering a bag of popcorn to finish the fun.
    Visited August 2021
    Written September 15, 2021
  • wcordell
    Portland, Oregon33 contributions
    A Wonderful Time Up and Down
    Having visited a number of carousels over the years my expectations were not very hight, however this is a wonderful attraction that just about captivates everyone that comes and rides the carousel. For those of you that are competitive, as you go around and around there are 'rings' that you try to hook with your finger with hopes of grabbing the 'brass' ring when it appears. If you get the brass ring, then you get a free ride. (The typical ride is $3 but if you can spend $20 then you save a little money and get 10 rides.) While our family (with 2 kids) went, we also had friends with us and it was a blast for everyone. It is clean and well maintained with a small concessions stand if you want something to drink or just sit and watch everyone go around and around and around and around...you get the point. :)
    Visited June 2015
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2015
  • Heather W
    Pasco, Washington96 contributions
    My kids love it
    My 4 year old is asking me all of the time to take her here. She loves riding the horses. The staff is always friendly.
    Visited February 2015
    Traveled with family
    Written April 15, 2015
  • Mike H
    Kennewick, Washington6 contributions
    Carousel of dreams
    Carousel of dreams Is fun for the whole family a wonderful place for parties with family and friends
    Visited July 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2019
  • Anonymous A
    120 contributions
    Great fun for the kids
    We have been there a few times, most recently because they had a Groupon. They have a Husky and Cougar that you can ride, depending on your school pride. Also great playground and water park right outside!
    Visited July 2015
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2015
  • MGadeken
    Kennewick, Washington10 contributions
    Family oriented entertainment for the kids... and the young at heart! Be sure not to miss this beautiful carousel!
    A beautiful building housing a wonderful, brightly-decorated carousel with exquisitely beautiful hand-painted horses and other "steads" to ride ( there are even animal "benches" for those who can't climb aboard one of the horses) and a beautifully painted ceiling. If you're lucky enough to grab the gold ring, you can even win a free ride! Lots of fun, even for us adults (brings back lots of happy memories!)
    Visited September 2014
    Written July 8, 2015
  • LuliTuli
    McKinleyville, California18 contributions
    Brings out the kid in anyone
    We visited with our young grandson and his parents on a rainy winter day. Everyone was delighted. The carousel is beautiful, the building is perfectly arranged for you to enjoy it. The horses have 'real hair' tails, the paint on them is dazzling and it is great to have stationery horses for those who are a bit motion-sensitive as well as the ones that go up and down while you go round and round. Enjoy it with your sweetie, your youngest family member or by yourself. It's fun.
    Visited November 2014
    Traveled with family
    Written June 30, 2015
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kurt l
20062914 contributions
Aug 2021
This carousel is a must for kids. I take my eight year old grandson several times a year. He never gets tired of riding the carousel. I understand the restoration process took about ten years. A masterful effort indeed. Rides are inexpensive and they have a small concession stand, too. My grandson gets a kick out of ordering a bag of popcorn to finish the fun.
Written September 15, 2021
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wcordell
5202433 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
Having visited a number of carousels over the years my expectations were not very hight, however this is a wonderful attraction that just about captivates everyone that comes and rides the carousel. For those of you that are competitive, as you go around and around there are 'rings' that you try to hook with your finger with hopes of grabbing the 'brass' ring when it appears. If you get the brass ring, then you get a free ride. (The typical ride is $3 but if you can spend $20 then you save a little money and get 10 rides.) While our family (with 2 kids) went, we also had friends with us and it was a blast for everyone. It is clean and well maintained with a small concessions stand if you want something to drink or just sit and watch everyone go around and around and around and around...you get the point. :)
Written June 29, 2015
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Heather W
5867496 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
My 4 year old is asking me all of the time to take her here. She loves riding the horses. The staff is always friendly.
Written April 16, 2015
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Mike H
585366 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Carousel of dreams Is fun for the whole family a wonderful place for parties with family and friends
Written July 2, 2019
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Anonymous A
120 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
We have been there a few times, most recently because they had a Groupon. They have a Husky and Cougar that you can ride, depending on your school pride. Also great playground and water park right outside!
Written July 9, 2015
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MGadeken
5853610 contributions
Sep 2014
A beautiful building housing a wonderful, brightly-decorated carousel with exquisitely beautiful hand-painted horses and other "steads" to ride ( there are even animal "benches" for those who can't climb aboard one of the horses) and a beautifully painted ceiling. If you're lucky enough to grab the gold ring, you can even win a free ride! Lots of fun, even for us adults (brings back lots of happy memories!)
Written July 8, 2015
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LuliTuli
3269718 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
We visited with our young grandson and his parents on a rainy winter day. Everyone was delighted. The carousel is beautiful, the building is perfectly arranged for you to enjoy it. The horses have 'real hair' tails, the paint on them is dazzling and it is great to have stationery horses for those who are a bit motion-sensitive as well as the ones that go up and down while you go round and round.
Enjoy it with your sweetie, your youngest family member or by yourself. It's fun.
Written June 30, 2015
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tracyford2015
608783 contributions
May 2015 • Family
Beautiful, you absolutely must see! Beautiful hand carved horses restored from the 1960's, very vibrant and children love to ride.
Written May 30, 2015
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Myidea62
189839121 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
What a lovely beautiful place. Friendly people! my 20 year old daugther and her boyfriend were welcome to speak to Father Christmas. Great fun for all.
Written March 17, 2015
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467tamit
14 contributions
Aug 2018
also has a water park that is free and nice area to eat I love this little place next to the baseball fields
Written April 13, 2019
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