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Kit Carson County Carousel

815 N 15 St, Burlington, County Fair Grounds, Burlington, CO
+1 719-346-7666
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Loved it! I felt like a kid again. For 25 cents, you get your pick to ride an exotic jungle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura V
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Como, Colorado
Worth the stop

Burlington was not on our plans during a cross-country drive, but we were ahead of schedule and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
J H
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New York City, New York
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This 1905 menagerie carousel is the only one in the country to retain its original paint and scenery.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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815 N 15 St, Burlington, County Fair Grounds, Burlington, CO
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+1 719-346-7666
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! I felt like a kid again. For 25 cents, you get your pick to ride an exotic jungle creature or a variety of horses, or sit on a chariot bench to watch the world go by. The calliope plays tunes most everyone knows,...More

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burlington was not on our plans during a cross-country drive, but we were ahead of schedule and thought to take a little time out. We went to the Kit Carson County Fair (100th anniversary) and rode the carousel. Either by itself would be worth it....More

Thank J H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The carousel here is just an amazing display of craftsmanship and nostalgia. Take a ride and feel like a kid again.

Thank eltexano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not far from the hotel and it is very interesting to see it is the oldest working carousel in the United States. If you have the time don't miss it I think you'll be impressed.

Thank WAYNE B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We saw the signs for the Kit Carson County Carousel along I-70 West. Seemed like not much else is around. But you will not be disappointed. My husband is an amusement park history buff, loves to study antique rides and locations. I love history and...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing item on the to do list. Staff was informative and the ride was awesome. The museum is well put together and the documentation of the restoration was very detailed. Glad they saved this one.

Thank Luv2triparound
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We saw the billboard on the side of the road and decided to stop for a visit. The museum cost us one dollar and a ride on the carousel $.25. The museum was delightful. You could spend a long time if you wanted to. The...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 7 July 2017

It is tucked away in the fairground under a wooden shelter, so you cannot see much from far away. The carousel shows great artwork, and it is amazing that it works. We didn't ride it but we still appreciated it.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This place is so cool! We did the museum and a ride which for a total of $1.25 was obviously worth it. I would have even paid more to see it all. The history there is amazing and you learn so much in the museum....More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't drive out of my way to see it, but it is worth checking out. Very unique. It was closed when we were there but we could see one side of it through the window.

Thank Jpcrus
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