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Carousel of Happiness, Nederland

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
The Carousel of Happiness is indoors, in an environmentally sound dodecagon (twelve sided space). It's base is a 104 year old carousel designed by Charles Looff -- the premier American carousel designer -- and the wooden menagerie was carved by Nederland local Scott Harrison over a period of 26 years.

The carousel is open for rides since Memorial Day 2010, and each ride if $1.00 a piece. Wheelchair accessible rides, the Carousel of Happiness is dedicated to inclusiveness, mutual support with other non-profits and standing by those with special needs.
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  • I was looking for a diner to eat breakfast at in Nederland when I came upon a surprisingly delightful attraction. The Carousel of Happiness is impressive and inspires happiness as well as honors and m...  read more »
  • Can I give this place more then five stars???? There is nothing much to say except: Worth the drive to Nederland. Don't go if you don't like to smile. After you visit, tell your friends as so many in ...  read more »
  • It's handcrafted and has pictures on the walls showing you it's cool story. It's fun to ride and beautiful to look at. It has a great gift shop to. You should go if you can. 
  • take the kids or go yourself! Beautiful "restored" carousel saved from the wrecker with hand made animals to ride. Solar + volunteer driven, rides only $1. If visiting Ned, you have to stop in - better than a frozen grandpa any day!
  • We loved it! The obvious care and dedication given to the hand carved animals is inspirational especially compared to the standard commercial fare for kids.
  • 1$ to ride, new things pop up every time that I didn't notice before. It really does invoke happiness :)
  • Coolest carousel ever, once you ride it , it''ll make all the other ones you've been on look like poop! I go out of my way to make that a stop for anyone visiting and wanting to have fun in Coolorado!
  • Super fun Carousel, great story in how it came to be. First class. Must do in Ned especially if you have kids.
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