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The Historic Carousel and Museum

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It is the most beautiful Carousel I have ever seen!!! The Historic Carousel and Museum in Albany Oregon

This Carousel is one of a kind. All hand carved animals that are so unique and beautiful.We will... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Douglas S
Seal Rock
Heart warming and fun!

We visited the carousel yesterday with a 24, 67 and 87 year olds in group. So, this carousel and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monte Sereno
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Founded in 2004, the Historic Carousel and Museum is creating a world class carousel complex in downtown Albany that will draw visitors from around the world and contribute to the economic revitalization of historic downtown Albany. Our permanent...more
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503 1st Ave NW, Albany, OR 97321-2229
+1 541-497-2934
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All reviews gift shop all ages various stages labor of love new building merry go round hard work on display wonderful place works of art whole family hand carved from scratch beautiful animals no charge each piece salmon
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This Carousel is one of a kind. All hand carved animals that are so unique and beautiful.We will go back again and again!!!

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the carousel yesterday with a 24, 67 and 87 year olds in group. So, this carousel and it's story appeals to folks of all ages. We were so impressed with the creativity and beauty of the carousel. We were surprised to learn that...More

Thank mary_buxton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatives we take the the Carousel are not satisfied with one visit. A classic late 19th century carousel with brand new, hand carved animals- what a combination! Our youngest grand son loved exploring all the different animals By the way, don't forget to wave at...More

Thank Lorenz S
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Albany's Historic Carousel and Museum has turned Albany into a destination place. Sitting at the west end of beautiful downtown First Street it is the town's crown jewel. 30 some hand carved beauties circle a 1909 Denzel carousel mechanism with another 20 or so waiting...More

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Here is a celebration of childhoods no matter if you’re 9 months, 9 years, or 9 decades old! This is all volunteer built and operated. The carousel was made on-site and continues to have animals added. Each critter is named and explained on signs near...More

Thank SeesTheWorld5
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We took our 3 year old grand son who could not get enough. He loved the music, bright colors and beautiful carved animals.

Thank James B
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

It is beautifully restored and has a wonderful team of volunteers. The building it is enclosed is great as well. Downstairs in the workshop you can see the carving of new rides for the carousel. Well worth a visit!

Thank cannotenteraname
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I’m neither a fan of carousels nor have kids, and still loved it. The volunteers are amazing, they love to approach you and tell you stories abut this historic entertainment. You can visit the area were they create the pieces from wood and paint them....More

Thank Marchador
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have taken all of our granddaughters to the Carousel. Today was 2-year old Hannah who has not stopped “jabbering” about it all day! What fun memories!

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 14 September 2018

What a special place to relive the magic of your childhood memories. The calioupe music makes everything complete. There is a workshop in the same building where you can see restoration by volunteer workers. The detail on this carousel is outstanding. Take time to embrace...More

Thank martyC5001NS
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Melissa W
28 April 2018|
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Response from Marge T | Reviewed this property |
It is free to get in and the rides are $2.00.