Colorado

 

There are 6 classic, pre-1930 carousels in Colorado. We have visited 2 of these carousels and plan to visit the remaining carousels in the near future.

 

Burlington

Kit Carson Co. Fairgrounds

 

This carousel was manufactured in 1905 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (#6). We have not visited this carousel.

 

 

Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Park

 

The carousel at Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Park is a 1925 Herschell-Spillman. We have not visited this carousel.

 

 

Denver

Elitch Gardens

 

This carousel is a 1925-1928 Philadelphia Toboggan Company (#51). We have not visited this carousel.

 

Lakeside Amusement Park

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Lakeside Amusement Park is home to a 1908 C. W. Parker carousel. The carousel has four rows on three levels consisting of 16 jumpers, 16 standers, 40 menagerie animals (2 bears, 4 burros, 3 deer, 4 dogs, 5 goats, 2 lions, 4 pigs, 4 rabbits, 2 tigers, 2 zebras, 2 panthers, 1 cheetah, 2 monkeys, 3 cougars) and 4 chariots. Many of the figures are desperate for restoration as can be seen from the photos below.

 

Neither the original location nor how long it has been at Lakeside Amusement Park are known.

 

Lakeside Amusement Park, a trolley park that opened in 1908 and originally known as White City, is on the shores of Lake Rhoda. The park features several adult and kiddie rides.

 

There is no band organ

 

For information on opening times call 303-477-1621 or access their web site at www.lakesideamusementpark.com.

 

For additional information:

The National Carousel Association

http://carousels.org/USACensus/stdqueries/census-CLA.html

 

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeside_Amusement_Park

 

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North Pole

Santa’s Workshop

Santa's Workshop North Pole, Colorado

 

The carousel at Santa’s Workshop is a 1919, three-row, portable Herschell-Spillman There are 8 jumpers, several custom-made metal reindeer including Rudolph, and 2 chariots. Only 2 rows are in use.

 

The original location of the carousel is unknown, but it may have been at Crystal City Park, Oklahoma. It has been at Santa’s Workshop since 1966.

 

There is a Wurlitzer 125 Military band organ located in the park, but it is not with the carousel.

 

For further information on operating times call 719-684-9432 or access their web site at www.northpolecolorado.com.

 

For additional information:

The National Carousel Association

http://carousels.org/USACensus/stdqueries/census-CLA.html

 

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Pueblo

Pueblo City Park

 

C. W. Parker #72 manufactured in 1911 resides in Pueblo City Park. We have not visited this carousel.