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Carousel of Happiness, Nederland

(5/5 based on 160+ 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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  • These were hand carved depicting animals from the area. It was a nice ride for $2. They have a bathroom and there are lots of items to purchase in the gift shop.  more »
  • The carousel was super cute and really fun. My boys ages 7 and 11 both loved it. It's very affordable and they have a nice little gift shop.  more »
  • I had never heard of Bass Wood until now. This is fantastic, the hand carved works of art that still work today. BEAUTIFUL  more »
  • We had a great time. The carosel is beautiful and authentic. Staff and volunteers were helpful. Reasonable merchandise in the gift shop. Kids loved the puppet theater.
  • Place is very charming. Can't beat $1 carousel rides!
  • 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!
  • $1 to ride the Carousel of Happiness. Worth every cent. Hand made carousel, originally from the early 1900s.
  • One of the best carousels I've ever seen or ridden. Our toddler was utterly delighted with the incredible animals, the music, everything. Huge kudos for running the ride with a 1910s Wurlitzer band organ instead of recorded music.