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Silver Beach Carousel

333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
+1 269-932-1141
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Fun times!

They offer free board games and it’s $3. to ride the carousel. Worth the money great visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Be happy!

What's not to love about smiling children on a beautiful, historic carousel. When in St. Joseph... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terre Haute, Indiana
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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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333 Broad St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1083
+1 269-932-1141
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They offer free board games and it’s $3. to ride the carousel. Worth the money great visit. Parking behind the Carousel is free to the public.

Thank 3corona
Reviewed 1 week ago

What's not to love about smiling children on a beautiful, historic carousel. When in St. Joseph you must make a point to stop in at the carousel pavilion. There is also a swell gift shop and various electronic delights for all ages.

Thank 54Nancy54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blast and even embarrassed our kids when we rode it without them like we were back in high school!!! The staff are very kind, played Halloween music while we are there. It was not expensive like others say. We parked on the...More

Thank indydiscountdiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carousel is great way to spend some time with the kids. Very family friendly activities. The adjacent mini museum will give you a great snapshot of St Joseph's history. They also have bean bag toss outside if you are looking for a way to...More

Thank 227darylv
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The ride, the atmosphere, the snacks, the games all provide a great family entertainment. A fun way to spend an hour.

Thank rdonarski
Reviewed 12 September 2017

After a bit of debate, we decided--what the heck!?--let's go find and ride the carousel. So glad we did--the adults in our group giggled more than the teenagers did. Take a moment and admire your horses--gorgeous pieces of art, with many fine details. Don't forget...More

Thank Momica P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I enjoy bringing my granddaughter to the Silver Beach Carousel. We have been going there for 5 years and she still enjoys it.

Thank Gil U
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It has become a summer tradition to take a trip to Silver Beach and ride the old style carousel. From kids to grandparents, everyone enjoys the ride, the music and the memories. Put this on your to do list if you get to St Joe.

Thank davidkF9077VW
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Prices seem to be a bit high to me just to go around a carousel. They have a lot of different options to choose from that are very cool looking for the kids. The staff are friendly, but if you are a low budget person...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

My daughter loved going here! She is almost 2 years old and this was her second trip. The minute she seen it she got excited. She ran up and picked her horse and shouted "Wee" the whole time. My grandson had a blast as well...More

Thank willowpassion38
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29 May 2017|
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Response from only_an_o | Reviewed this property |
They have a website. Looks like 2.00 a ride.
Barb D
25 June 2015|
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Response from Katie W | Property representative |
Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Christmas in July at the Carousel! We're decking the House and making everything merry and bright for a week of holiday cheer! Come ride Noel the Christmas Horse. Sing along to joyful Christmas tunes. Take... More