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Review of A Carousel for Missoula

A Carousel for Missoula
Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This beautiful carousel, completed in 1995, was the brainchild and vision of a local Missoula cabinet-maker, who carved much of the structure himself and also trained an enthusiastic team of volunteers to assist in the project.
Butte, Montana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“tickets”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

I bought tickets a while back. It cost 1 ticket to ride a horse back then. It was a year ago. Now a year later it takes 3 tickets to ride a horse. They should've not changed are tickets. That was false advertisement. It went up from 50 cents a ride to a dollar fifty a ride. That's like fraud.

Visited October 2013
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Jess C, Manager at A Carousel for Missoula, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
I'm sorry you feel your ride was expensive, or that you were tricked.

To clear up any confusion:
We raised the number of tokens required for adults from 1 to 3 several years ago.
We had to raise the price of a token from $.50 to $.75 on January 1, 2012.
Children and seniors continue to ride for one token, and any person with a disability (and their attendant) are always welcome to ride for free.

We do our very best to keep our ride prices low, and our cost is among the lowest in the industry.

We do not receive money from the government (with the exception of a small marketing grant we received this year), and must keep ourselves going with donations from the public and sales of rides and items in our gift shop. We receive approximately 75% of what we need annually from operations, but must fundraise for the remaining amount. If we did not fundraise, ticket prices would be significantly higher.

Again, I apologize if you feel like you were "tricked," although our ride prices are advertised clearly. I do hope you would like to visit us again, and would be happy to send you a pass for free rides if you would e-mail your address to mslacarousel @ gmail.com.
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Helena, Montana
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88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Really fun ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Definitely the fastest carousel I've ever been on. The horses are beautifully handcrafted, a chance to catch rings for a free ride. The pavillion is clean and well maintained. Very fun place family friendly place in Downtown Missoula. Great place to hang out for the day with your family. Large playground adjacent to the carousel and miles of river trail for walking or biking.

Visited September 2013
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missoula, mt
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best ever Carousel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Carousel for Missoula is fast, beautiful and fun! If you are in Missoula, don't miss it! A wonderful and quick attraction for all ages.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Joy G
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Sandy, Utah
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“fun for kids of all ages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Its a pretty park. Take a walk. Ride the carousel and support the place. If you hang out until dark you might hear some music.

Visited September 2013
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Juneau, Alaska
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257 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Fun to ride even for adults! The hand carved horses are amazing. All painted up and ornate. The carousel moves pretty fast once it gets going. They even have rings you can grab just like when you were a kid!

Visited September 2013
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