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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
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10:00 - 18:00
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One of two star attractions in Salem for kids

It is a fun, well maintained carousel. All the horses were hand carved here. It's always popular, but never too crowded when I've visited.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a fun, well maintained carousel. All the horses were hand carved here. It's always popular, but never too crowded when I've visited.

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Thank Eric S
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are very kind and patient with people. Both of my granddaughters love going there to look in the little shop and riding the carousel.

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Thank glendadawson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my go to place as a teen. I still visit when I'm back home. It's perfect for families of course but also for a first date or just a walk.

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Thank Stefani A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our grandchildren love the carousel! Everyday we get the request to go to "cross the train track play in the park" from our 4yr old. He loves the playground there as well.

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Thank Ansje55
Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another attraction recommended by the folks at Woodburn BW. Being from Cincinnati and having Carol Ann's Carousel, we wanted to see this. We first took a ride on the carousel. This is one of only a few carousels built entirely by volunteers using traditional techniques. Then we stopped in the workshop. We had wonderful conversation with Bill and Jenny. We... More 

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Thank PatCincinnati
Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Beautiful sculptured horses, vibrant painted. Reasonably priced activity, can even have Birthday party here as well. Kid friendly park with plenty to do right outside the carousel area.

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Thank ronnajo
Salem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Hard to find any more a real Carousel, looks new, hand made by local artists, also a very nice fully stocked gift shop.Recmmended for the young and old.

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Thank Gabriele R
Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Salem's carousel is the best I've ever seen. The hand-carved animals are beautiful and the setting is great. Near the river and a park with a big grassy area to play. Definitely a must do when visiting Salem.

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Thank Tink2004
California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My family which includes three kids under 9 years old, enjoyed visiting here. There is a nice gift shop too. The horses and such on the carousel are well maintained and clean. The bathroom was clean and up to date. There is also a big playground outside that was a blast.

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Thank Kellie E
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Beautiful old time carousel with very friendly staff. $1.50 for a ride! The operator was very nice. Just a lot of fun!

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