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Salem's Riverfront Carousel

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Address: 101 Front St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3473
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+1 503-540-0374
10:00 - 19:00
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Family staple

A Salem favorite in the riverfront park, at the opposite end from the children's Discovery center, near the Willamette Queen. Paddle Wheeler. Inexpensive rides a small gift shop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A Salem favorite in the riverfront park, at the opposite end from the children's Discovery center, near the Willamette Queen. Paddle Wheeler. Inexpensive rides a small gift shop. Rental for children's parties.

Thank CelineSoCA
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A truly delightful experience for kids of all ages. Set in beautiful Riverfront Park, on the banks of the Willamette, it is just a short walk from the Gilbert House Discovery Center. The beautifully carved and detailed animals are lovingly carved by local artists and volunteers.

Thank expataussie2017
Keizer, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some might not know this but all the carving/painting was done by hand by volunteers! Pay attention to all the beautiful details, it's truly a work of art! And tons of fun for all ages! Plus it's in a lovely park with a great playground and trees, grass and views of the Willamette River in the heart of downtown Salem!... More 

Thank bearhugger046
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughters loved the beautifully carved, colorful horses and other animals. They rode many times during several visits.

Thank overpam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we have the grandkids (ages 2-12) with us, it seems like we always end up with a trip to the carousel. The kids love it and the Riverfront Park is wonderful to walk around after a carousel ride. There is also a play area for kids.

Thank Dtraveler9544
Salem, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best breakfast with Santa I have been to. Took my grandchildren and had a wonderful time. Very personable. All the children had a wonderful time. We will definitely go again.

Thank keith1310
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the carousel out of curiosity, we were do to the park for a stroll, and thought we'd go in to check it out. It is the old style circus type carousel, with horses etc. that kids ride. That we found to be too cool, and the kids there seemed to be enjoying the whole experience. As adults,... More 

Thank doug p
Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carousel is a magic carpet to my youth. I was raised in Fargo, North Dakota, and every year there arrived in town, a large carnival. The most exciting ride, to me, was the carousel with its shinning, prancing horses and an assortment of other animals, all hand carved and hand painted. My grandfather told us that the carousel was... More 

Thank Jack G
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been taking my Grandchildren for years and they always ask to take a carousel ride. They also have a great gift shop attached!

Thank 44rosie
Neskowin, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We took our 20 month old grandson for his first carousel ride on January 1, 2017. They were offering free carousel rides on New Year's day. He also played in the park on the swings and climbed on the equipment which is located next to the carousel. It was a great time had by all!

Thank Lori D

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