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Carousel of Happiness, Nederland

(5/5 based on 170 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Handmade carousel that you just have to see!! $1 rides, a puppet theatre upstairs, so much happiness!  more »
  • Every time we go to Nederland we have to go to hear. It seems that nobody ever gets sick of this carousel. There's always something that you can see the new even though you've been there because it ha...  more »
  • I take my granddaughter here every year when she visits. She's 12 now and still loves it! Ride the Carousel, go upstairs and have a puppet show, lots of neat kids toys too.  more »
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  • 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.