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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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Address: 180 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-5420
Phone Number:
+1 716-693-1885
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate...

Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate Herschell carousels in the original factory building. New exhibit for 2015 is "100 Years of the Allan Herschell Company". Our band organs play every day. Enjoy 3 Wurlitzer organs and an Artizan grand organ. Special events for a family audience are presented each month.

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Experience an original carousel and learn about local history

Our children have been enjoying the Carrousel in North Tonawanda since they were little. Now the grandchildren look forward to riding and visiting the museum as well. It is the... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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North Tonawanda, New York
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North Tonawanda, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Our children have been enjoying the Carrousel in North Tonawanda since they were little. Now the grandchildren look forward to riding and visiting the museum as well. It is the first place they want to go once they arrive. In the last few years they have also added rides from the now closed Whistle Pig Hot dog stand in Niagara... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Carrousel Museum is a great afternoon with the family! The best time to go would be a summer day when the kiddie ride park is open. Reasonable prices for the rides as well as reasonable admission to the museum. (Admission includes a ride on their antique Carrousel). The museum has a great gift shop as well -- all in... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our granddaughter loved the carousel--we rode 3 times ,Also the smores were a hit and Santa was so non-scary and made her smile. She loved singing Jingle Bells. A delightful visit and so age appropriate for all.

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1 Thank Maureen G
West Falls, New York
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142 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have been in Buffalo for a long time now and just never made it to the museum. A friend is a member and told me about the Santa on the Carousel days. We got there as it opened at 12 and had a great time. Santa took his time with all the kids while the carousel went around. We... More 

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Rae P, Front Office Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. I am happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit often. You may want to consider coming in the summer when our kiddie rides are open outdoors. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Who doesn't love a carrousel? Carrousels create smiles, joy and happy children. So, I was so happy to find this hidden gem in our hotel room list of things to do. The museum takes you back to the past when life was simple and everything was handmade. After touring the museum, my appreciation for self-playing organs and the beautiful art... More 

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Thank Melia808
Hamilton
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64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum where you can see how Herschell made carousels, carousel figures, the shops and much more. There is also a Wurlitzer organ/factory display, a childrens room with an operating children's carousel, and an operational adult carousel. You can ride the carousels. Altogether a very enjoyable visit.

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Thank schmidklaus
Rae P, General Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for this very positive review. I am happy you enjoyed the museum and hope you will spread the word. More 

Seattle
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The good - it's a must see for carousel enthusiast and families with small children. I loved actually being on the carving floor, and seeing and riding on the lovely figures. the staff were a decidedly mixed bag, most being very enthused where as one or two were far more interested in chatting with each other, and on woman who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I strongly recommend you visit this museum. I didn't know that North Tonawanda was the home town of the carrousel. It was a very interesting experience and a nice thing to do.

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Rae P, General Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for this positive review. We welcome feedback from our visitors. More 

Grand Cayman
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142 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a historical place, but to our surprise, the kids were in for a treat in the "testing" ground. There were four rides or so which they took over and over again to their heart's delight. Of course, the star of the site was the carousel! For fans like our kids, they were delighted to ride them right in... More 

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Thank PitonsFan
Rae P, General Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your eview. Happy that you and your children had a good time, and hopefully learned something about carrousels and band organs. More 

Buffalo, New York
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Spent a wonderful time with my grand daughters at this jewel of a museum in North Tonawanda. It is reasonably priced and the rides are for kids of all ages. The grownups enjoy the museum as much as the children...it is a trip into the past and everyone can ride the rides for 50 cents each!!!!

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