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Silver Beach Carousel

333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
+1 269-932-1141
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Fantastic Carousel - Fantastic people!

Most beautiful enclosed carousel ever! So clean and so much history. Loved talking with the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melanie S
Cleveland, United States
Love love

We love the carousel. We come every time we visit. It's so fun to see the round building with. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Danielle C
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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.
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333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
+1 269-932-1141
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Most beautiful enclosed carousel ever! So clean and so much history. Loved talking with the volunteers. Great place to sit on the rockers and eat some ice cream. Ride was $2 each. Gift shop attached, as well as Discovery Zone. Can spend some time here....More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love the carousel. We come every time we visit. It's so fun to see the round building with. The cool horses inside. They have other things to look at while inside too. Discovery kid zone is there as well. They have a snack bar...More

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a beautiful carousel. We watched old and young enjoy themselves on the horses and other cute animals. We are from Ohio and I understand this one was made in Mansfield! Well worth the time, even if you don't ride. We did and...More

Thank Retired-n-travelin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very hot day so not many on it. That said, it was a very well kept carousel, and the people riding on it here big smiles on their faces. The music being played was the same as in England. Didn't notice the...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You pay $2 to get a token. Then you give the token to the conductor and jump on an animal. Outside animals are said to move faster than the the inner ones so choose wisely! You go round and round, up and down as the...More

Thank Jade830
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The friendly and helpful staff and volunteers will make sure that you have a fun and safe ride. Pick your favorite carousel animal to ride and climb up carefully or just sit in one of the "wagon" seats. There are also smaller activities around the...More

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carousel was amazing! My 2.5 year old loved it. I really enjoyed the range of music they played while you rode. All of the animals are beautifully decorated and clean. My only wish is that it was open all week. I suppose since we...More

Thank Erik E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our grand daughter to visit the carousel when the family came to visit us . The kids love this place . Really worth to visit !

Thank Claudya P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool feature to represent history. The carousel itself is very neat, but all the history around it and in the building is a great feature. Stop in- even if it's just to look around. We were a group of 6 adults and 3...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 14 May 2017

If you have young kids, they will love this. But as an adult vacation, it's not much of an attraction.

Thank nicci0304
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How much does it cost?
30 May 2017|
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Response from only_an_o | Reviewed this property |
They have a website. Looks like 2.00 a ride.
Barb D
The July 2015 schedule of events
26 June 2015|
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Response from Katie W | Property representative |
Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Christmas in July at the Carousel! We're decking the House and making everything merry and bright for a week of holiday cheer! Come ride Noel the Christmas Horse. Sing along to joyful Christmas tunes. Take... More