Trip Planner:   USA  /  Colorado  /  Nederland  /  Theme Parks  /  Carousel of Happiness

Carousel of Happiness, Nederland

(170+ reviews on the web)
Theme Park Water / Amusement Park
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.
Using our international travel planner, Nederland attractions like Carousel of Happiness can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create a full Nederland itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Nederland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Nederland by other users

7 days in Nederland & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Nederland & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Nederland BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Nederland BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Nederland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Nederland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nederland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Nederland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Nederland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Nederland BY A USER FROM CHINA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Nederland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, romantic, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Our kids had a great time riding the carousel and we enjoyed the experience very much. Hard to imagine that the animals on the carousel are the life's work of one man! A truly unique attraction.  more »
  • For $1, this. An't be beat for young and old alike. Well preserved beautiful wooden carousel with a magnificent Wurlitzer  more »
  • I can't believe it took me 20 years to find this happy place. As it says on their website, the mechanism of Carousel of Happiness in Nederland, CO was rescued by a Nederland resident and former Marine...  more »
Google
  • Such a wonderful place with great people working there. If you can't appreciate a great place like this you don't belong in Nederland or Colorado.
  • We adore this carousel and go each time we come to Nederland. My daughter loves the animation of each of the animals. I love that its memorable for her, and also just $1 per ride. Its somewhat of a tradition after we are done skiing to head down to the carousel for a ride. It adds to the fun of the entire experience for her, which is the desired memory that I want her to have of the ski experience. Don't forget to go upstairs to play in the puppet theater when you are done. There is also a window so that you can look down from the top at the carousel. Its a special place that shouldn't be missed!
  • I had the most wonderful time here with my son. Special memories will be made.
  • This is always fun. My mom in her 70's still loves a carousel. Hand painted pieces, music box is original old time and works great.
  • A lovely 1910 frame carousel with a beautiful story for the carved animals. At $1 a ride, this can't be beat! Bert was an amazing knowledgeable operator, and a Happy Birthday to him!