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Kit Carson County Carousel

815 N 15 St, Burlington, County Fair Grounds, Burlington, CO
+1 719-346-7666
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Neat

I wouldn't drive out of my way to see it, but it is worth checking out. Very unique. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jpcrus
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An experience to remember

We did not expect much from an old carousel, but we (mid 50 y.o.s) chose to have a ride and had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monimouse
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This 1905 menagerie carousel is the only one in the country to retain its original paint and scenery.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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815 N 15 St, Burlington, County Fair Grounds, Burlington, CO
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wouldn't drive out of my way to see it, but it is worth checking out. Very unique. It was closed when we were there but we could see one side of it through the window.

Thank Jpcrus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not expect much from an old carousel, but we (mid 50 y.o.s) chose to have a ride and had a most amazing experience. It travels at 10 mph and that is enough to feel the speed, unlike most other carousels. The carvings of...More

Thank Monimouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived too early to check in to our hotel, so we went to visit the town's claim to fame - the Carousel museum. For only $1 per person, we received a full history of​the carousel. For another 25 cents each, we enjoyed a ride...More

Thank NLBarry82
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stopped here on a road trip and it was closed. When I looked it up I did not see anything about it being seasonal. We were still able to look in the windows and read the signs. I think it would be really cool...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This beautiful Kit Carson County Carousel is definitely worth a visit. Though it is only open for a few months it can be seen through a large viewing window in the beautifully designed white building that houses it even when it is not able to...More

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Great ride for all ages! There is even a spot to have a picnic! Rides are at the top of the hour and the bottom of the hour for a quarter. Goes fast. Great story of how it came to be in Burlington from Elitch...More

Thank ValerieJR
Reviewed 8 November 2016

A great place to take kids for a look back into time. We were the only ones there on a Sunday afternoon in November. The lady at the desk said we could walk around at our discretion and take our time. Very helpful and caring...More

Thank Smofrommo
Reviewed 18 October 2016

As a kid, we would visit Colorado about twice per year. One time was during the Kit Carson County Fair. My favorite thing in the world was to ride the carousel. I am now 65 years old, and in August we visited the carousel. What...More

Thank Patty S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

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 historical gem in a...More

Thank Berghof
Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 County for $1200, including delivery to Burlington. This carousel was manufactured by...More

Thank Vickie S
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