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Kit Carson County Carousel, Burlington

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4.3/5 based on 90 reviews on the web
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  • My 7 year old son and I decided to stop here while heading back to Texas from a Colorado vacation. I had read some reviews of it prior to the trip, but the reality of it is way better. A true historic...  read more »
  • Located at the Kit Carson County fairgrounds, this carousel was manufactured in 1905 for Elitch Gardens, an amusement park in Denver. It operated there until 1928, when it was sold to Kit Carson Count...  read more »
  • We travel to visit carrousels all over the world and this is the very best old school carrousel period! The restoration of this 1905 carrousel is truly amazing. The unbelievable animals, the sound sys...  read more »
  • This is a MUST SEE spot after crossing the wastelands of Kansas, or even before embarking on that particular journey. It is a fantastic ride for only 25 cents! Great fun for the kids... young and old! The Kit Carson County Carousel is the sixth in a series of 74 carousels constructed by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company between 1904 and 1933. This model, PTC#6 stands as the only one of its kind with original menagerie and paint, still in operation.
  • Awesome photo opportunity. Staffed by volunteers so call ahead to verify hours. This is a real piece of American history in a incredibly restored state.
  • I loved hearing the history of this carousel and the tour inside was so interesting! It was like a ride through history!!
  • Nobody there!! No sign of life, no sign showing when open. Disappointing to say the least....
  • Fun stop! The history of the carousel is interesting to learn about. It was made in the early 1900s, before jumpers existed. It spins pretty fast, considering its age. I think they said 95% of the paint on the animals is original. All the animals are the original handcarved pieces, with actual antlers and horsetails on some pieces.
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