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“Quite a piece of yesteryear”

Silver Beach Carousel
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Owner description: MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND! The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the panda, the clown fish - in all, 48 unique carousel figures and two chariots - are whirling with excitement to see you. Come pick your favorite and ride beneath 1000 twinkling lights as the band organ's music happily soars and dips with the gears. Each figure is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the artisans at The Carousel Works. Around the top of the carousel you can learn about our local history - told as no one else in the world has told it on a carousel - using historic photographs. As you gaze at those 18 rounding boards, you'll become part of our story, too.You'll find all the magic and wonder of the Silver Beach Carousel below the bluff in St. Joseph, just yards from Lake Michigan's Silver Beach, named one of the top 10 family beaches by Parents magazine. Open all four seasons, you can ride a different carousel figure or chariot every week and fill the year with a new memory each time. Our sea serpent chariot is wheelchair accessible so everyone can ride! Tokens are available for cash or credit card at the admissions desk or for cash from our token machine. To find us, click here for a map and directions.THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO DO!Riding the carousel is just one of the fun things you can do at Silver Beach. Steps away from the carousel is Michigan's tallest kaleidoscope and Curious Kids' Discovery Zone by Curious Kids Museum, an entertaining place for toddlers to teens to explore water exhibits, a climbing wall and traveling exhibits. Next door to us is the beautiful Silver Beach Shadowland Ballroom, where special celebrations and wedding dreams come true. Across the road is the Whirlpool Compass Fountain where you can splash in the mist on warm days. And throughout the year, plan to join us for lots of fun events.Our Silver Beach Center packages let you create hours of fun at special prices. The Activities Room is an easy place to celebrate your child's next birthday or a special event. Just let us know what day you'd like to book by clicking here. You'll also find carousel gift ideas in our onsite and online gift shops. Or check out other gift ideas and sponsorship opportunities here.So come for the best ride in town - it's unforgettably happy! Visit our website for hours and more information about pricing and events.
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Although the carousel is relatively new it's a masterpiece of reproduction. Take a ride and enjoy the music.

Thank Ted R
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Very nicely cared for carousel that sits near the Oval Beach! Once you pay $7 to park, you can walk 2000 feet and be at the carousel, Oval Beach or their is a strip of a pizza place or a bar. The ride is only $3. a piece and lasted quite a while! Beautiful animals and friendly staff. Our grandson was on crutches and the lady was kind enough to hold them for us! They have other activities there like coloring table, play checkers, chalk for on the sidewalk, and a water splash park all for FREE! Everything was clean and well cared for! Excellent day outing for us!

Thank Frederick R
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Our grandchildren loved it! Buy the 20 tokens for $12 , they will want to keep riding! They staff is great at making sure it is a safe ride!

Thank TheFrench7
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Excellent! Very well run. Good value for the money. Snacks are very reasonable. Equipment is well maintained and clean. Close to other attractions including a beautiful beach. Walking distance to good restaurants. Easy parking. Volunteers and paid staff have excellent attitudes.

Thank Donald L
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

A well build carousel that will having you relive memories from your childhood. Bring the kids, old and young, pay the nominal fare and enjoy five to ten minutes of great family fun.

Thank tblevins2017
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