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C.W. Parker Carousel Museum

320 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1585
+1 913-682-1331
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Carousel Museum

We have visited the Carousel Museum several times. Every body was impressed from my Mother at 92... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
franbalb66
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Leavenworth, Kansas
Absolutely brilliant attraction

Not sure what we expected of this attraction but we were truly amazed. Jerry was our guide and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lordgarner
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Doonan, Australia
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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 (utilizing QR codes), or just ride the fast, fun carousel. All tours include a short video and a carousel ride. An adult guided tour is only $6.00. Carousel rides are $1.50 and get cheaper the more you purchase. There is also a quaint, little gift shop, with many carousel items and much, much more. Whether you are 1 or 101 years old, a ride on the carousel is something special.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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320 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1585
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+1 913-682-1331
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Carousel Museum several times. Every body was impressed from my Mother at 92, and grandchildren from 1 to 23. A fun look at Leavenworth history. Good gift shop and the rides were fun for all.

Thank franbalb66
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

All of our volunteer crew is delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We look forward to seeing you the next time you come in.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what we expected of this attraction but we were truly amazed. Jerry was our guide and what he didn't know about the history of "Carry All" wasn't worth knowing. To see how they were constructed and the wood carvers expertise was certainly impressive....More

Thank lordgarner
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Jerry is extremely knowledgeable about carousels and loves to share it with everyone. One minor correction to your statement. Our carousel is 104 years old, but it is not the oldest in the world....More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

A visit to historic Leavenworth isn't complete without a visit to the C.W. Parker Carousel. Restored from their original this is a "must visit" place. Brings back many memories for both the young and old.

Thank jraletz
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Please come back again!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

A very pleasant visit to see the old carousel. Has a very nice gift shop. They also host special events on occasion. Only open on the weekends.

1  Thank Sue N
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed our museum. A slight correction, we are open Thursday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is the best site to visit in Leavenworth for families and people of all ages. There are conducted tours, rides, party rooms, and history displays. It is the favorite place for parents and grandparents and all other carousel lovers to...More

Thank Larry E E
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had our daughters' wedding reception here and it was a big success. There was room for a band and dancing and we got the use of the kitchen, too. For an extra charge, we got to ride the carousel and it was a big...More

Thank acatinting
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Nice place to go for a leisurely visit of about an hour. Interesting history and loads of restored and partially restored horses for the carousels. We took the self guided tour so I can't remark about the guided tour. We would definitely return if back...More

Thank 1billt1
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Glad you enjoyed your tour. Yes, please, come back and see us!

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We booked the Carousel museum for our daughters' reception. There was plenty of seating and we had a band and the use of the kitchen. There were 26 kids that were not screaming or crying and when they turned on the carousel, guests of all...More

Thank jessicaaD5970UQ
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your daughter's reception at our museum. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here but did not complete the full tour due to time. However, the working carousel inside is worth the stop. The carousel seems to go faster than most so please hang onto the little ones.

Thank EMSchick312
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your short time at the carousel. Our carousel is arguably the fastest carousel in the country! Come visit us again and we'll see what we can do to make your visit better and raise your rating. Thanks!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

A truly amazing place and a wonderful staff make this museum a great stop for families and anyone wanting to bring back memories of childhood. The exhibits are interesting and well done. But the best part is the carousels themselves - and getting to ride...More

Thank jematt17
Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit. We are all volunteers and we try our best to give everyone an enjoyable experience!

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08051965
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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Gini D
25 October 2016|
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Response from Pauline G | Property representative |
Go to our website to see pictures of our carousel and thanks for asking! cw parker carousel museum all one word then add a period and org
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Rose W
8 March 2015|
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Response from Pauline G | Property representative |
Hi, Rose. Thanks for your inquiry about ornaments. The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is in Leavenworth, KS not TX. Hopefully you meant the KS museum. Right now we have in stock our 100 year ornament which features our... More
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