We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Silver Beach Carousel

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
Phone Number:
+1 269-932-1141

MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND! The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 409 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 334
  • 64
    Very good
  • 6
  • 1
  • 0
Spot on destination

Too bad the amusement park is no more but the carousel is fun, bright, engaging. Tons to look at, beach very close, love love this place

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
South Bend, Indiana
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 405: English reviews
South Bend, Indiana
Level Contributor
100 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Too bad the amusement park is no more but the carousel is fun, bright, engaging. Tons to look at, beach very close, love love this place

Thank Koala46614
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
167 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids had a great time. It was neat to see all the memorabilia from the amusement park that used to be located close by. It’s too bad it was closed down. The area would be so much better if they had an amusement park. The carousel and beach are really nice. But it seems like the area really needs... More 

Thank JerryK7
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who has ever enjoyed riding the carousel, can enjoy this one. Designed for riders with bench seating, jumpers for the adventurous. The horses and figures pay tribute to carousels of the past with updated animal figures to entice the kids. Relatively low cost. Big beautiful and musical. Original carousel music. There are also snacks, a museum and souvenirs for... More 

Thank Marilyn S. R
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The carousel is a fun place to take kids, and is fun to visit when you want to let your own inner kid out. It's only $2 a ride. Also, many of my friends have used the carousel as a fun place for some great wedding photos!

Thank efellows7
Upland, Indiana
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old time carousel. All ages can ride. $2 per ride. The kids (and adults) love it! Located right on the beach!

Thank brookerice63
Rochester, Indiana
Level Contributor
188 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This isn't that far of a drive from our home but we never seem to make the time to go here. On a return trip from upstate Michigan we needed to stop anyways as the kids were tired of being in the car, we decided to stop here finally. The kids enjoyed it, but after a few rides on the... More 

Thank 3duckdave
South Bend, Indiana, United States
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We took our boys this weekend after the annual reindog parade and were once again impressed with the Christmas decorations. Regardless of when we are in Saint Joseph, this is a frequent stop. The volunteers are always friendly and the frequent change of decorations keep us coming back. Two dollars is well worth the price of creating memories with a... More 

Thank Chad G
Champaign, Illinois
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

What a fun addition to this community! The staff clearly cares for the attraction and its history. The ride alone is fun but hearing the history of the place and meaning behind the figurines really made this a special stop. I felt like just $2 was a bargain for how much I enjoyed this! Thank you to everyone who worked... More 

Thank trent_il
Level Contributor
30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Wife and I stopped here while in town for the weekend. Prices were very reasonable and the carousel can be fun for adults as well as children. The gift shop was nice as well. All the employees were extremely friendly.

Thank Brilef
Kalamazoo MI
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I have 12 grandchildren. We visited the Saturday after Halloween. The displays were first rate. The carousel had ghosts, skeletons and witches on it. In addition there were model train sets with animated Halloween scenes. The staff was friendly and eager to answer questions. We plan to go back to see the Christmas display. The restored carousel... More 

Thank GrandpaX6

Travellers who viewed Silver Beach Carousel also viewed

Saint Joseph, Berrien County
Saint Joseph, Berrien County
Saint Joseph, Berrien County
Saint Joseph, Berrien County

Been to Silver Beach Carousel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Silver Beach Carousel and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Edwardsburg, Michigan
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Silver Beach Carousel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?