A nonprofit arts & culture organization  •  Nederland, CO  •  303.258.3457

A magical menagerie featuring 57 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer band organ.

Happening at the Carousel

Vote for your Denver Area Favorites

It’s time once again for Kids Out and About Denver’s annual survey of the top 20 places to take kids – check out the 2021 winners here – the Carousel placed #3! Easily nail down your summer bucket list, and

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Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 30 at Noon Each year we honor the men and women who died serving in the U.S. military. The building will be open to all, as we encircle the carousel, and visitors will be invited to remember a

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Support the Carousel!

After a few years on hiatus – we’re happy to announce the return of our annual fundraiser…

Join us for an evening out with all the Animals After Dark!

Saturday June 11th – 6:30 PM – $75 Ticket Price*

How It All Began...

As a young Marine in Vietnam Scott Harrison received a tiny music box that he held to his ear to distract him from the horror of the war going on around him. The music, Chopin’s “Tristesse,” brought him a peaceful image of a carousel in a mountain meadow. After returning home, he rescued an abandoned Looff carousel in Utah and spent 26 years hand-carving animals to bring it back to life.

Scott had never carved before, but starting with the rabbit that is now on the sign in front of the carousel in Nederland, he went on to create more than 50 one-of-a-kind animals, 35 of which can be ridden. As he was finishing, the small community of Nederland (pop. 1,500) came together and raised the $700,000 to build it a home.

Membership

The perks of becoming a member are more than just discounts. Join our family today and “Don’t Delay Joy!”

Shop the Carousel

Our gift shop is full of items sure to intertwine our story with yours.

Your purchase helps fund the Carousel’s operation and mission, magic and all.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday, or other special event, at the Carousel to create lasting memories for your family and friends. 

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HOURS

LAST RIDE OF THE DAY AT 4:45 pm

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Monday & Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED

Call (303) 258-3457 for more information

 

Open 7 days a week after Memorial Day!