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C.W. Parker Carousel Museum

320 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1585
+1 913-682-1331
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We had our daughters' wedding reception here and it was a big success. There was room for a band... read more

Reviewed yesterday
acatinting
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leavenworth,kansas
Very interesting

Nice place to go for a leisurely visit of about an hour. Interesting history and loads of restored... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
1billt1
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Centralia, Missouri, United States
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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 (utilizing QR codes), or just ride the fast, fun carousel. All tours include a short video and a carousel ride. An adult guided tour is only $6.00. Carousel rides are $1.50 and get cheaper the more you purchase. There is also a quaint, little gift shop, with many carousel items and much, much more. Whether you are 1 or 101 years old, a ride on the carousel is something special.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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320 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1585
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+1 913-682-1331
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Reviewed yesterday

We had our daughters' wedding reception here and it was a big success. There was room for a band and dancing and we got the use of the kitchen, too. For an extra charge, we got to ride the carousel and it was a big...More

Thank acatinting
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to go for a leisurely visit of about an hour. Interesting history and loads of restored and partially restored horses for the carousels. We took the self guided tour so I can't remark about the guided tour. We would definitely return if back...More

Thank 1billt1
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your tour. Yes, please, come back and see us!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked the Carousel museum for our daughters' reception. There was plenty of seating and we had a band and the use of the kitchen. There were 26 kids that were not screaming or crying and when they turned on the carousel, guests of all...More

Thank jessicaaD5970UQ
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your daughter's reception at our museum. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here but did not complete the full tour due to time. However, the working carousel inside is worth the stop. The carousel seems to go faster than most so please hang onto the little ones.

Thank EMSchick312
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your short time at the carousel. Our carousel is arguably the fastest carousel in the country! Come visit us again and we'll see what we can do to make your visit better and raise your rating. Thanks!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

A truly amazing place and a wonderful staff make this museum a great stop for families and anyone wanting to bring back memories of childhood. The exhibits are interesting and well done. But the best part is the carousels themselves - and getting to ride...More

Thank jematt17
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit. We are all volunteers and we try our best to give everyone an enjoyable experience!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We drove out of the way to see the Carousel Museum. They did not have antique carousels. They did not have the history you would think a museum would have. We are in Nevada City MT today and saw more antique carousel pieces by C.W....More

Thank Lindapolleychaffin
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Are you sure you visited the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum at 320 S. Esplanade in Leavenworth, KS? We have 3 carousels, a 1913 made by Parker, a 1950 made by his son Paul Parker and a primitive, 1850 which is believed to be the oldest...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We added this as an option for guests to ride for free during the first hour of my daughter's wedding reception.

Thank Shelia G
PARKERCAROUSELMUSEUM, Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

We are glad you enjoyed the carousel rides during your daughters wedding reception, in our carousel museum. Now just imagine what a fantastic experience it would have been, if she had held her wedding ceremony ON the carousel. The ride of a lifetime!

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience a good time not only for the children, this place is fun for the adults as well. Ride the carousel that was made in Leavenworth years ago and found in a barn in Germany and brought back to town and...More

Thank rayrodriguez69
PARKERCAROUSELMUSEUM, Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

We appreciate your kind words about our carousel museum. But none of our 4 carousels were "found in a barn in Germany". As far as I know, none have been outside the USA. Our big 1913 carousel that you ride on, was stored for a...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I love old towns and old attractions and this is one of those places in Leavenworth. Carousel is beautiful. Nice gift shop. Sweet ppl that volunteer there.

Thank rkymtroxie
PARKERCAROUSELMUSEUM, Director at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. We think it is pretty special too. Did you know that the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is ranked as one of the top tourist attractions in the State of Kansas?

Reviewed 13 April 2017

The women running this place are really nice and enjoy what they do, the kids got to ride the carousel and got a free lollipop and got to go in the gift shop. One of the ladies that ran the carousel let my father, who...More

Thank Suzy S
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08051965
24 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
9 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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