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“beautiful art and great ice cream”

Great Northern Carousel
Ranked #5 of 48 things to do in Helena
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for young children
Helena, Montana
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“beautiful art and great ice cream”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The carousel is stunningly beautiful and features native Montana animals, past and present, in addition to horses and a few fantasy creatures. Ride the rainbow trout. Try to grab the brass ring! If your child is short, he/she will have the easiest time reaching the rings from the bighorn sheep. The ice cream and fudge are excellent, and the gift shop has some fun and unusual items.

Visited August 2012
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Jacksonville, Illinois
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Grandaughter loves it!!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great place for children to enjoy an old time attraction. Good location and ice cream shop. Sculptures of wildlife and a stream outside that our granddaughter loved as much as the ride.

Visited August 2012
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Thank caryandjoyce
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Helena, Montana
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“rides and ice cream”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Great carousel: figurines and artwork is wonderful. Brings the kid out in all of us. Ice cream is a MUST!

Visited January 2013
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Thank L C
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Lewistown, Montana
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pretty and Unexpected”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

It lights up at night and the sound brings back memories of childhood. I could see it from my room but the music didn't invade the peace of my room.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Beth P
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Helena, Montana
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun afternoon”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Nice selection of hand-crafted animals to whirl around on. Make sure and have ice cream, then hit the Exploration Works to learn and play.

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Thank RebaaronR
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