Happening at the Carousel
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.
Help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary and keep the Carousel spinning for many generations to come!
Shop the Carousel
Our shop is full of items sure to intertwine our story with yours. Your purchase helps fund the Carousel, magic and all.
Rent the Carousel
Rent the Carousel outside of regular hours for your small group or party to create special memories for all.