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Salem's Riverfront Carousel

101 Front St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301 USA

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“An old fashioned carousel right by the river”

Salem's Riverfront Carousel project was inspired by a trip Hazel Patton took in 1996 to visit family in Missoula, Montana. While there she went to see the first old-world style carousel built in the U.S. since the Great Depression. When Hazel rode the carousel, she knew it was more than the music and motion of the ornately carved and hand-painted horses that created magic in Missoula. 

The real beauty was how the carousel united the community by combining history with the creative talents of Missoula's citizens. She knew that the citizens of Salem could bring similar magic to the banks of the Willamette River.

Old-world style carousel housed in a beautiful building on the banks of the Willamette River in Salem, Oregon. $1.50 per ride. The vision of Salem's Riverfront Carousel is to touch the hearts, spark the imaginations and ignite the creative spirits of a broad spectrum of volunteers by creating a work of art that will stand as a historical landmark and an enduring symbol of community pride and cooperation. 

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Reviewed by
ShannonForsythe

  • 4 Reviews
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August 13, 2015
Rated 3.0

It's great for younger kids! I took my older kids for the experience. Sweet place!

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Jason

  • 6 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
June 24, 2015
Rated 4.0

Park is large and welcoming. The carousel is exactly what you expect. Staff is very friendly and they'll allow your dog to enter the carousel area and store. If going from the OR coast to more inland attractions, this is worth the stop to make your small child smile.

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June 17, 2015

Old-world style carousel housed in a beautiful building on the banks of the Willamette River in Salem, Oregon. $1.50 per ride

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Aschoeppe

  • 16 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
September 29, 2014
Rated 2.0

Nice park but wasn't impressed with the carousel

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Salem's Riverfront Carousel

101 Front St NE
Salem, Oregon
97301 USA

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  • Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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