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Silver Beach Carousel

333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
+1 269-932-1141
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Had a really amazing good time

Had a really amazing good time I would definitely go back there the carousel was beautiful the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lisaswartz71
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Denver, Indiana
Sublime Nostalgia

What a step back in time! There is seating to meet everyone’s needs, I.e. ride on a horse or sit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pitypat42
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really amazing good time I would definitely go back there the carousel was beautiful the displays or nice the people are friendly the price was reasonable

Thank lisaswartz71
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a step back in time! There is seating to meet everyone’s needs, I.e. ride on a horse or sit in a seat for the ride. Old calliope music accompanies the ride. How fun this is for old or young!

Thank pitypat42
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The Silver Beach carousel is one of our son's favorite attractions when we visit St. Joseph during summer vacation! It is top notch. It's beautifully hand crafted and painted. They have a gift shop too! They also have rocking chairs and tables with games or...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

The Silver Beach Carousel can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It has been restored to what it looked like in the mid 29th century. The legth of time on the ride is generous and the old time music is a trip back into...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Interesting background story about what it used to be. So glad they brought back the carousel for the kids and the adults!

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

I've been taking my kids here for about 7 years since it has opened. It is a wonderful thing that the local volunteers make it possible for kids of all ages can have a great time. We usually go on Thursdays throughout the year when...More

Thank Timothy269
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Never too old. My teenage kids still love cooling off and splashing around. We’ve been going since they were toddlers. Great stop after the beach for a picnic of Silver Beach Pizza to go.

Thank vncoar
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Really clean building, has quite a few displays and interesting items, Carousel is very nice, my 15 month old could not stop smiling on the ride !

Thank DPC6
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

They offer free board games and it’s $3. to ride the carousel. Worth the money great visit. Parking behind the Carousel is free to the public.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

What's not to love about smiling children on a beautiful, historic carousel. When in St. Joseph you must make a point to stop in at the carousel pavilion. There is also a swell gift shop and various electronic delights for all ages.

Thank 54Nancy54
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Meeha049
18 November 2017|
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Response from casinosisters | Reviewed this property |
The carousel is closed for the rest of the year. The lighthouse is a short walk past it and has a paved walkway. You will need to eat at Silver Beach Pizza which is a working train station with the best pizza anywhere. I... More
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sandygee99
30 May 2017|
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Response from Frederick R | Reviewed this property |
The "area" itself is free. The carousel is $2.00 tokens that go for quite awhile! you can buy food in that little area. The beach is right there.
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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
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