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“Wonderful for kids!”

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 15 July 2014

Our kids loved the carousel! Adults ride free with a child. A great destination in itself, or something extra to do while visiting the beach park!

Thank FrancesTraveler
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Awesome activity for the kids right off the beach. Worth the stop and also worth walking around in the area.

Thank Sonia P
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We visited the carousel last year and my almost 3 year old daughter couldn't wait to visit again this year. In two days time, she rode it 3 times. The cost is $2 per ride and parents with young children ride for free. It is beautiful and kids absolutely LOVE it. The smiles on their faces are priceless! There is a small (free museum) beside the carousel that shares what Silver Beach used to be along time ago. They also sell cotton candy and carmel corn. There are a tables for kids to color and play board games. They had sidewalk chalk and cornhole for the kids to use/play just outside the building. They also have rocking chairs all around the carousel for the parents to take a rest and watch their child on the ride. The Silver Beach Carousel is a MUST SEE for young kids. It's within walking distance to Silver Beach Pizza, the water fountain/splash pad and Silver Beach.

Thank lynnridge
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

My daughter loves this place. I could only imagine the cost of the carousel when they opened it in 2010. The carousel animals and the woodwork and the 2 old organs, etc are just so nice. It is not like any other carousel I have ever seen. The whole Silver Beach Center is staffed by retired volunteers. Everyone is always so nice and go out of their way to talk to the kids. They typically have little tables with crayons and pictures to color. You have to buy a token for every ride and they run $2 each, but the price drops tremendously the more you buy. If you have a kid under 42", you have to ride beside them and hold them. In those cases, they do not require extra tokens.

Thank PurdueBen
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Pros: entertaining for the kids, reasonably price for a ride

Cons: none

It was our kids first time riding the carousel and they had a blast! To see their little smiles while riding was priceless! Will definitely return again.

Note: if your child is under 42inches tall, you will have to ride with them and it will only require 1 token ($2) to ride. We made the mistake of buying 2 extra tokens because we didn't know.

Enjoy!

Thank Flipadee005
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