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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 - 16:00
Open today: 12:00 - 16:00
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Admission
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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Admission
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 November 2012

This is a tour --self - guided, or with a guide. The self guided one is free, and pretty much every thing that is shown by a tour guide is there to see on your own. There is a small admission charge to enter the...More

2  Thank lobo012847
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 July 2014

NOT kid friendly or friendly to anyone..refused us the free ADVERTISED admission....very very rude and horrible customer service all around(except for a women named Amelia) The director, Chuck said he didn't care about social media hurting his business. Well, Chuck, you, sir, are a poor...More

3  Thank kaje1379
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Thank Chris C
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.

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Allow an hour. You will leave feeling years younger, a broad smile across your face & a carousel song in your heart. A children’s & separate “adult” sized carousel to ride, demonstration of carving a horse in factory, gift shop ( no food so eat...More

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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed your visit. We hope to have the Children's Gallery air conditioned by the end of 2019.

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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.