Happening at the Carousel
Join us for a night out with all the animals! We’re bringing back our annual fundraising event, complete with food and drinks. A silent auction will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with a short live auction of a few items
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.
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.
Celebrate your birthday, or other special event, at the Carousel to create lasting memories for your family and friends.