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“An old fashioned carousel right by the river”
Salem's Riverfront Carousel project was inspired by a trip Hazel Patton took in 1996 to visit family in Missoula, Montana. While there she went to see the first old-world style carousel built in the U.S. since the Great Depression. When Hazel rode the carousel, she knew it was more than the music and motion of the ornately carved and hand-painted horses that created magic in Missoula. The real beauty was how the carousel united the community by combining history with the creative talents of Missoula's citizens. She knew that the citizens of Salem could bring similar magic to the banks of the Willamette River. Old-world style carousel housed in a beautiful building on the banks of the Willamette River in Salem, Oregon. $1.50 per ride. The vision of Salem's Riverfront Carousel is to touch the hearts, spark the imaginations and ignite the creative spirits of a broad spectrum of volunteers by creating a work of art that will stand as a historical landmark and an enduring symbol of community pride and cooperation.
We love the carousel and visit often! The animals are beautifully painted and the staff/volunteers are super friendly. They even have a vendor selling popcorn and cotton candy, which is a big... Read more
In its simplicity the carousel and surrounding park is a great family destination. Of course any carousel ride could always be longer. Read more
This place is so so cool.. There is a bridge you can walk.There is a small park you can walk plust you are on the waterfront.. the rivers edge a huge river boat that does tour's..reminds me of the... Read more
Salem's Riverfront Carousel
- Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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