Visit the Carousel

The Carousel of Happiness is open year-round, although we are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October through April. (We spin the carousel 7 days a week starting in mid-May.) 

Winter/Spring Hours

We are currently open 5 days a week, Thursday-Monday, from 11 am to 6 pm.

Summer Hours

Summer hours begin Sunday, May 19, when we will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on weekends, and 10 am to 6 pm weekdays, 7 days a week.


The Carousel is located just off Highway 119 in the Shopping Center between the Train Cars and the Wild Bear Nature Center. Our address is 20 Lakeview Dr, Nederland, CO 80466


Effective April 4, tickets are $2 for everyone over 9 months old; those younger than 9 months ride free, but they must be accompanied by a paying adult. Frequent riders can purchase punch cards (also $2/ride)


We have a wheelchair ramp, step stools, and our facility is walker-friendly. The carousel has several stationary benches and easy-to-ride seats.  The restrooms are handicapped-accessible and have diaper-changing stations.


From Northeast of Boulder
From I-25 or 287 go west on Hwy 52
Turn left on Hwy 157/Foothills
From Foothills Parkway turn right on the Diagonal Highway
From the Diagonal, turn left on 28th Street
From 28th Street, turn right on Canyon Boulevard (CO-119)
Take Hwy 119 to Nederland (18 miles)
In Nederland, turn left at the traffic circle, cross the bridge and continue until you see the train cars on your left. Turn left onto Lakeview Drive and then turn right  into the shopping center parking lot.

From Denver/Boulder:
Take US 36W from Denver to Boulder. In Boulder, turn left onto CO-119/Canyon Blvd.  Continue on Highway 119 for 18 miles. When you reach Nederland, take a left at the traffic circle, cross the bridge and continue until you see the red train cars on your left.  Turn left onto Lakeview Drive and then right into the shopping center parking lot.

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Nederland Area

For links and information on what else to do in the area, visit the Nederland activities page.

Group Visits

Please see our group visits for more information.