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Silver Beach Carousel

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Address: 333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
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+1 269-932-1141

MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND! The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the...

MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND! The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the panda, the clown fish - in all, 48 unique carousel figures and two chariots - are whirling with excitement to see you. Come pick your favorite and ride beneath 1000 twinkling lights as the band organ's music happily soars and dips with the gears. Each figure is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the artisans at The Carousel Works. Around the top of the carousel you can learn about our local history - told as no one else in the world has told it on a carousel - using historic photographs. As you gaze at those 18 rounding boards, you'll become part of our story, too.You'll find all the magic and wonder of the Silver Beach Carousel below the bluff in St. Joseph, just yards from Lake Michigan's Silver Beach, named one of the top 10 family beaches by Parents magazine. Open all four seasons, you can ride a different carousel figure or chariot every week and fill the year with a new memory each time. Our sea serpent chariot is wheelchair accessible so everyone can ride! Tokens are available for cash or credit card at the admissions desk or for cash from our token machine. To find us, click here for a map and directions.THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO DO!Riding the carousel is just one of the fun things you can do at Silver Beach. Steps away from the carousel is Michigan's tallest kaleidoscope and Curious Kids' Discovery Zone by Curious Kids Museum, an entertaining place for toddlers to teens to explore water exhibits, a climbing wall and traveling exhibits. Next door to us is the beautiful Silver Beach Shadowland Ballroom, where special celebrations and wedding dreams come true. Across the road is the Whirlpool Compass Fountain where you can splash in the mist on warm days. And throughout the year, plan to join us for lots of fun events.Our Silver Beach Center packages let you create hours of fun at special prices. The Activities Room is an easy place to celebrate your child's next birthday or a special event. Just let us know what day you'd like to book by clicking here. You'll also find carousel gift ideas in our onsite and online gift shops. Or check out other gift ideas and sponsorship opportunities here.So come for the best ride in town - it's unforgettably happy! Visit our website for hours and more information about pricing and events.

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Fun for all ages

This is an old time carousel. All ages can ride. $2 per ride. The kids (and adults) love it! Located right on the beach!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Upland, Indiana
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Upland, Indiana
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old time carousel. All ages can ride. $2 per ride. The kids (and adults) love it! Located right on the beach!

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Rochester, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This isn't that far of a drive from our home but we never seem to make the time to go here. On a return trip from upstate Michigan we needed to stop anyways as the kids were tired of being in the car, we decided to stop here finally. The kids enjoyed it, but after a few rides on the... More 

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We took our boys this weekend after the annual reindog parade and were once again impressed with the Christmas decorations. Regardless of when we are in Saint Joseph, this is a frequent stop. The volunteers are always friendly and the frequent change of decorations keep us coming back. Two dollars is well worth the price of creating memories with a... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

What a fun addition to this community! The staff clearly cares for the attraction and its history. The ride alone is fun but hearing the history of the place and meaning behind the figurines really made this a special stop. I felt like just $2 was a bargain for how much I enjoyed this! Thank you to everyone who worked... More 

Thank trent_il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Wife and I stopped here while in town for the weekend. Prices were very reasonable and the carousel can be fun for adults as well as children. The gift shop was nice as well. All the employees were extremely friendly.

Thank Brilef
Kalamazoo MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My wife and I have 12 grandchildren. We visited the Saturday after Halloween. The displays were first rate. The carousel had ghosts, skeletons and witches on it. In addition there were model train sets with animated Halloween scenes. The staff was friendly and eager to answer questions. We plan to go back to see the Christmas display. The restored carousel... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Silver Beach Carousel is a Winter Wonderland during the Christmas Holidays....would make Scrooge giggle!!!

Thank Mark S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is like going back in time and everyone enjoys this! I have always taken my kids here and friends and we always think it is lovely

Thank javyjoy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a unique and mostly original carousel that begs the eye to look at all the detail that went into making each item.

Thank denniswa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Carousel offered plent of entertainment for our children during the event we attended. Great location and friendly staff!

Thank Jen H

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