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Silver Beach Carousel

333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
+1 269-932-1141
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A nice visit.

The ride, the atmosphere, the snacks, the games all provide a great family entertainment. A fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Joseph, Michigan
via mobile
Everyone is a kid at heart

After a bit of debate, we decided--what the heck!?--let's go find and ride the carousel. So glad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Momica P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND! The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the panda, the clown fish - in all, 48 unique carousel figures and two chariots - are whirling with excitement to see you. Come pick your favorite and ride beneath 1000 twinkling lights as the band organ's music happily soars and dips with the gears. Each figure is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the artisans at The Carousel Works. Around the top of the carousel you can learn about our local history - told as no one else in the world has told it on a carousel - using historic photographs. As you gaze at those 18 rounding boards, you'll become part of our story, too.You'll find all the magic and wonder of the Silver Beach Carousel below the bluff in St. Joseph, just yards from Lake Michigan's Silver Beach, named one of the top 10 family beaches by Parents magazine. Open all four seasons, you can ride a different carousel figure or chariot every week and fill the year with a new memory each time. Our sea serpent chariot is wheelchair accessible so everyone can ride! Tokens are available for cash or credit card at the admissions desk or for cash from our token machine. To find us, click here for a map and directions.THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO DO!Riding the carousel is just one of the fun things you can do at Silver Beach. Steps away from the carousel is Michigan's tallest kaleidoscope and Curious Kids' Discovery Zone by Curious Kids Museum, an entertaining place for toddlers to teens to explore water exhibits, a climbing wall and traveling exhibits. Next door to us is the beautiful Silver Beach Shadowland Ballroom, where special celebrations and wedding dreams come true. Across the road is the Whirlpool Compass Fountain where you can splash in the mist on warm days. And throughout the year, plan to join us for lots of fun events.Our Silver Beach Center packages let you create hours of fun at special prices. The Activities Room is an easy place to celebrate your child's next birthday or a special event. Just let us know what day you'd like to book by clicking here. You'll also find carousel gift ideas in our onsite and online gift shops. Or check out other gift ideas and sponsorship opportunities here.So come for the best ride in town - it's unforgettably happy! Visit our website for hours and more information about pricing and events.
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333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
+1 269-932-1141
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride, the atmosphere, the snacks, the games all provide a great family entertainment. A fun way to spend an hour.

Thank rdonarski
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a bit of debate, we decided--what the heck!?--let's go find and ride the carousel. So glad we did--the adults in our group giggled more than the teenagers did. Take a moment and admire your horses--gorgeous pieces of art, with many fine details. Don't forget...More

Thank Momica P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy bringing my granddaughter to the Silver Beach Carousel. We have been going there for 5 years and she still enjoys it.

Thank Gil U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has become a summer tradition to take a trip to Silver Beach and ride the old style carousel. From kids to grandparents, everyone enjoys the ride, the music and the memories. Put this on your to do list if you get to St Joe.

Thank davidkF9077VW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prices seem to be a bit high to me just to go around a carousel. They have a lot of different options to choose from that are very cool looking for the kids. The staff are friendly, but if you are a low budget person...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter loved going here! She is almost 2 years old and this was her second trip. The minute she seen it she got excited. She ran up and picked her horse and shouted "Wee" the whole time. My grandson had a blast as well...More

Thank willowpassion38
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although the carousel is relatively new it's a masterpiece of reproduction. Take a ride and enjoy the music.

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Very nicely cared for carousel that sits near the Oval Beach! Once you pay $7 to park, you can walk 2000 feet and be at the carousel, Oval Beach or their is a strip of a pizza place or a bar. The ride is only...More

Thank Frederick R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Our grandchildren loved it! Buy the 20 tokens for $12 , they will want to keep riding! They staff is great at making sure it is a safe ride!

Thank TheFrench7
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent! Very well run. Good value for the money. Snacks are very reasonable. Equipment is well maintained and clean. Close to other attractions including a beautiful beach. Walking distance to good restaurants. Easy parking. Volunteers and paid staff have excellent attitudes.

Thank Donald L
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30 May 2017|
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Response from only_an_o | Reviewed this property |
They have a website. Looks like 2.00 a ride.
Barb D
26 June 2015|
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Response from Katie W | Property representative |
Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Christmas in July at the Carousel! We're decking the House and making everything merry and bright for a week of holiday cheer! Come ride Noel the Christmas Horse. Sing along to joyful Christmas tunes. Take... More