Visit the Carousel

Celebrating our 10-year Anniversary!

The Carousel of Happiness opened on Memorial Day Weekend, 2010 — 10 years ago!  We are grateful for the support of our regular visitors and friends.

We are generally open year-round, although we are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October through April. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are initially opening on a limited, 3-day/week schedule, which we will reevaluate for July based on ridership.


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


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.

Directions from Denver/Boulder

Take US 36 west from Denver to Boulder. In Boulder, turn left onto CO-119/Canyon Blvd.  Continue on Colo. 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.

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.


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