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C.W. Parker Carousel Museum

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Open and wonderful!

After visiting twice over a span of time and setting it closed, then getting the notice as to why... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Pascagoula, Mississippi
Fun for Family or Individual

I had a few hours until a flight, so stopped in and glad I did. It was a fun reminder of childhood... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Travis73
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San Antonio, Texas
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The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is a wonderful stop for the ENTIRE family. With 4 antique carousels, and a hand-carved, wood, carousel from 1913 that ALL who come can ride, it is a memorable museum. You can take a Guided Tour, a Virtual Guided Tour...more
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320 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1585
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting twice over a span of time and setting it closed, then getting the notice as to why it closed, we revisited and it was open! And, yes, the four of us adults and for children (1 1/2 to 7) had a most wonderful,...More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We are totally staffed by volunteers which, unfortunately, limits the number of hours we are open. Our hours are Thursday through Friday 11-5 and Sunday 1-5.

Reviewed 26 July 2018

I had a few hours until a flight, so stopped in and glad I did. It was a fun reminder of childhood carasouels. Military is free with ID card. Sits on the beautiful Missouri River. I rode on carasouel for first time in 35 years...More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your service. We are a Blue Star Museum which means active duty military and their immediate family are free from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Reviewed 25 July 2018

We had a great time at this museum. You even get to ride on this gem. Bring the kids. Lots of history and beautifully restored pieces of treasure. Great for young and old. Smiles all around

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Very pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Please come back soon.

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

What a unique historical museum. Besides all the wonderful museum pieces, you get to ride a carousel. This is definitely a hidden gem!

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

There are not too many visitors at once to this carousel so you can walk around and inspect each horse or animal. We take our grandchildren every summer and often meet other families we know. There is a deal for 20 rides for 20 dollars,...More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

So glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit to our museum. We are very proud of it and our 1913 carousel. We look forward to you coming back.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Where else can you ride a 105 year old Carousel. Its a wonderful place for the young and old! Great tour, ride and gift shop!

Thank Kentuckyatheart
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

So glad you enjoyed your trip to our museum. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2018

They have one large and a couple small carousels. Nice gift shop. Fun for kids of all ages. This is a place to spend a couple of hours being a kid again.

Thank Herb M
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We are two elderly couples and had wanted to visit the C.W. Parker for some time, so just decided to go one day. Is a great place for all ages to go. Volunteers are so extremely friendly and make you so welcome. We did the...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Everyone enjoys riding on a carousel. This no exception; it is fast thrilling ride. This old carousel has been beautifully restored. I bring my five year old grandson here often; he always wants ride several times (yesterday it six or seven times) and he wants...More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

We are so pleased that you enjoy our museum and carousel! Come back soon.

Reviewed 25 January 2018

If you're looking to relive some of your childhood...try riding the Carousel at the C.W. Parker Museum. It's really not that large but has everything you would need to put on a child's birthday party or just a meeting of adults. The music coming from...More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your kinds words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope you come back soon.

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08051965
23 November 2016|
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Response from Pauline G | Property representative |
The C.W. stands for Charles Wallace. Thanks for the question!
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Gini D
25 October 2016|
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Response from Pauline G | Property representative |
Go to our website to see pictures of our carousel and thanks for asking! cw parker carousel museum all one word then add a period and org
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Rose W
8 March 2015|
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Response from Pauline G | Property representative |
Hi, Rose. Thanks for your inquiry about ornaments. The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is in Leavenworth, KS not TX. Hopefully you meant the KS museum. Right now we have in stock our 100 year ornament which features our... More
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