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

Maintaining a 100-year old Motor

The Carousel was closed from February 7th through February 16th…

Before our opening in 2010, founder Scott Harrison worked with General Electric to re-tool this motor to conform to modern day use.  

On February 6, the maintenance crew removed the motor from the carousel for THE FIRST TIME since it was installed over a decade ago.  It was quite a job to hoist the engine out and over the carousel deck!  

We then took the motor to Denver Electric Motor for servicing.  We are grateful for the knowledgeable and helpful team there!  They worked hard to find the parts we needed, and even helped us get some parts fabricated locally so that we didn’t have to wait a month for repairs.  And now we’re back open for rides, and ready to keep you all smiling!

Above: The motor before we opened in 2010

Special Thanks to Denver Electric Motor, Scott Harrison, Paul Andrews, John Callahan, and Doug Cosper! 

Come take a spin and visit us!

25% of ticket sales revenue goes to our preservation fund.

The motor waiting to be installed on the Carousel circa 2010...
We unhooked the motor and hoisted it up, attached to a carousel beam, and hand-turned the carousel to line the motor up with the exit gate...
With a makeshift ramp and a dolly, we pushed the motor up out of the operator pit, across the carousel deck...
then down the ramp, out the door, and up another ramp into the truck!
The heart of our carousel Serviced and Cleaned... She's a Beauty!!
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Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Monday through Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm

Last ride of the day at 4:45pm    ~    Open 7 days a week!

* Open Late for Fourth Fridays at Caribou Village *

Friday June 24: 10am – 8pm

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