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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Admission
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“kiddie rides”(10 reviews)
Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate Herschell carousels in the original factory building. Ride our 102 year old carousel! Our band organs play every day. Enjoy 3 Wurlitzer organs and an Artizan grand organ. Special...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
180 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-5420
+1 716-693-1885
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All reviews kiddie rides factory museum amusement park gift shop carousel horses self guided tour on display hidden gem admission includes hand carved indoor carousel down memory lane niagara falls full size get away fun outing in addition
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating to see the history of the carousel horses. There is a workroom where they still hand carve horses. They also offer wood carving classes. If I lived closer I would definitely take a class. This was a fun and different place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bonnie48345
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Kids had a blast and continue to talk about it months later. They’ve expanded since I was a kid!!! Nice to have a local place to get away with the kids for a few hours!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is a historic carrousel factory in North Tonawanda. Purchased by Allen Herschell, a Scottish immigrant, in 1915, the complex (seven interconnected structures originally built around 1910 for the King Lumber Company) was home to the Allen Herschell Company, a notable manufacturer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank burr6013
Reviewed 8 October 2018

My sisters and I went to visit the museum while we were visiting Buffalo. I had been to a great carousel museum in Connecticut and really wanted my sisters to see what my attraction was to the carousel horses. We were not disappointed. They have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bravefilius
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This carousel museum was very interesting and historical. We especially liked the horse carving section. Just think how long it took and with great talent these artisans were to make such wonderful rides. Go see this place!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I was checking for "other things to do" in the Niagara Falls area, and as soon as this museum popped up I knew it was a "Must-do"! The very modest admission price lets you into the workshops and storage rooms of a Carousel and Amusement...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank newland21
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Yes, the Falls are amazing, awe inspiring and powerful, but face it, it all looks the same after a while. That's why my wife and I love to look through local information displays for little known gems like this. It is not expensive and will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wayne A
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Located in North Tonawanda, New York, this museum is a short car ride from Niagra Falls. If you have a passion for this old fashioned amusement ride, are a child at heart, or just have an interest in local history, this is a great place...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emilymaehood
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We were able to stop by when there were a number of charming and well informed volunteers working there. They took time to show us things and share stories. What a fascinating visit. In addition to preserving the history of the Carrousel factory, there is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian G
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is a little gem. Travelling back from Niagara Falls we stopped by. I had my 5 year old daughter with me and thoroughly enjoyed the tour and riding the Carrousels. This is a must on any visit to the area. The staff are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and for taking time to write this positive review. I am happy you and your daughter enjoyed your time here.

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26 May 2017|
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Response from Darcy F | Reviewed this property |
Maybe to the outside rides, but I don't think inside.