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Salem's Riverfront Carousel

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Address: 101 Front St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3473
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+1 503-540-0374
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From a tiny tots to grandparents this spot has it all. The carousel shares it home with the A.C. Gilbert children's area. That's the A. C. Gilbert as in detector sets. Never... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan R
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From a tiny tots to grandparents this spot has it all. The carousel shares it home with the A.C. Gilbert children's area. That's the A. C. Gilbert as in detector sets. Never heard of him Google him. An old train Bridge sends you over the river and is a nice view picnic space and open areas host many events .One... More 

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Thank Susan R
Salem, Oregon
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We buy a monthly pass as this is our granddaughters favorite place to go. She get's off the carousel and gets right back in line.

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Thank Tracy Ellen C
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and grandkids love to visit! And I also love the quaint little shop. Its a great place to visit anytime of the year.

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Thank jjnks72
Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a really fun place to take kids, grandkids or if you're a kid at heart! It's really interesting to go when the carvers are at work. They are very good at explaining the process to you.

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Thank 75Joan
Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun little adventure down on the river front, perfect for all ages and easy to access. Worth a visit if you are in Salem

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Thank love2beme
Salem
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great (wonderful) place to take children, wide open spaces for children to play, meticulous grounds, beautiful scenery, right by the river, close to shops, etc and the carousel is a bonus. During the holidays its all lit up. One more bonus, the have many"side markets" and events.

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Thank Monica M
Salem, Oregon
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been taking our grandchildren and young friends to the carousel for ten years and they always have a wonderful time. It is clean and very well kept. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Stew45
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun place for kids birthday parties or just to take them to ride a carosel horse. They're all hand carved and so beautiful. The gift shop is very nice too.

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Thank Cathy H
Fullerton, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the park. Wish it was more dense with tree areas. Too many homeless. Didn't feel safe for our kids.

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Thank Navetbill
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the carousel by which all others are measured. Really cool animals, in the park by the river and next to the playground... I'm not a big carousel guy - heck - I had to use spellcheck to even figure out how to spell carousel, but this one is cool. One thing about it... They sell all day ride... More 

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Thank Kelly C

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