The Carousels




Many carousels are owned by amusement parks that charge a daily admission of up to $50.00. This is a heavy fee if one only wants to see and perhaps ride on a classic carousel. We have been granted complimentary admission for some parks, but others will not even respond to our requests. It is unfortunate that commercial amusement parks have acquired so many of these classic carousels, some of which are National Historic Landmarks, and are reluctant and even refuse to share them with the public for a more nominal fee.


The following states do not have any classic, pre-1930, all-wood carousels: Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Arizona: 1 carousel

Arkansas: 1 carousel

California: 10 carousels

Colorado: 5 carousels

Connecticut: 5 carousels

Idaho: 1 carousel

Iowa: 2 carousels

Kansas: 3 carousels

Louisiana: 1 carousel                                                                         

Maine: 2 carousels

Maryland: 4 carousels              

Massachusetts: 6 carousels

Michigan: 5 carousels

Minnesota: 3 carousels

Missouri: 1 carousel

Mississippi: 2 carousels

New Hampshire: 2 carousels

New Jersey: 4 carousels

New Mexico: 1 carousel

New York: 24 carousels 

North Carolina: 6 carousels

North Dakota: 1 carousel

Ohio: 8 carousels

Oregon: 1 carousel

Pennsylvania: 13 carousels

Rhode Island: 4 carousels

Texas: 4 carousels                                                                                     

Vermont: 1 carousel

Virginia: 2 carousels

Washington: 6 carousels

Wisconsin: 2 carousels