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C.W. Parker Carousel Museum

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Wonderful place to make everyone a kid again

This is the place to take your children for a ride. Great atmosphere with friendly... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2019
friarfootball78
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Lansing, Kansas
Worth a day trip.

The carousel is a must when visiting Leavenworth, a great attraction, inexpensive. An well... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2018
Curiosity18402
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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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...more
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320 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1585
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All reviews all ages gift shop merry go round birthday party several times great for kids piece of history day trip missouri river wonderful place on display step back in time across the street couple of hours downtown leavenworth ride horses
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

This is the place to take your children for a ride. Great atmosphere with friendly people/volunteers who work there. We have lived in the area over 20 years and finally went with my grandson. Should have done it sooner. You can get a ticket for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank friarfootball78
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2019

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope you will come back many times. Carousel riders under the age of 5 must have an adult standing next to them. As you said, the carousel goes very fast!

Reviewed 24 December 2018

The carousel is a must when visiting Leavenworth, a great attraction, inexpensive. An well maintained piece of history. Helps fill in a day trip to Leavenworth.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Curiosity18402
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. The museum will be closed the entire month of January for maintenance. We will reopen on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Truly a step back in time! Minimal price for ticket, four for $5! Great photo ops, carousel does move fast - hang on!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit and, yes, the carousel does go fast!

Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Carousel is located on the edge of downtown Leavenworth just across the street from a nice small city park, still used railroad tracks and then the Missouri River. With this vista one might momentarily forget the reason you came. Just inside you will be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Just to clarify, rides are $1.50 each, 4 for $5 and we have a value card that is $20 for 20 rides. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

After visiting twice over a span of time and setting it closed, then getting the notice as to why it closed, we revisited and it was open! And, yes, the four of us adults and for children (1 1/2 to 7) had a most wonderful,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We are totally staffed by volunteers which, unfortunately, limits the number of hours we are open. Our hours are Thursday through Friday 11-5 and Sunday 1-5.

Reviewed 26 July 2018

I had a few hours until a flight, so stopped in and glad I did. It was a fun reminder of childhood carasouels. Military is free with ID card. Sits on the beautiful Missouri River. I rode on carasouel for first time in 35 years...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your service. We are a Blue Star Museum which means active duty military and their immediate family are free from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Reviewed 26 July 2018

We had a great time at this museum. You even get to ride on this gem. Bring the kids. Lots of history and beautifully restored pieces of treasure. Great for young and old. Smiles all around

Date of experience: July 2018
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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Very pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Please come back soon.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

What a unique historical museum. Besides all the wonderful museum pieces, you get to ride a carousel. This is definitely a hidden gem!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

There are not too many visitors at once to this carousel so you can walk around and inspect each horse or animal. We take our grandchildren every summer and often meet other families we know. There is a deal for 20 rides for 20 dollars,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

So glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit to our museum. We are very proud of it and our 1913 carousel. We look forward to you coming back.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Where else can you ride a 105 year old Carousel. Its a wonderful place for the young and old! Great tour, ride and gift shop!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

So glad you enjoyed your trip to our museum. Hope to see you back soon!

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Ronald G
24 December 2018|
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Response from Curiosity18402 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Carousel does go up and down. And it is fast. I don't believe there is an age limit. I see mothers with babies sitting on the bench of the merry go round. The museum has a small gift shop. I would check the web... More
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Ronald G
24 December 2018|
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Response from Herb M | Reviewed this property |
Yes most of the work is volunteers. They need help all the time.
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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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