Visit the Carousel

In order to be proactive in our response to the spread of the coronavirus, the Carousel has closed until further notice. We regret any inconvenience and we extend our heartfelt wish that our community stay healthy and safe. Thank you for your understanding and support!

Read our Covid-19 Impact Q&A for further information and updates.


Celebrating our 10-year Anniversary!

The Carousel of Happiness opened on Memorial Day Weekend, 2010 — 10 years ago!

We are generally open year-round, although we are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October through April. 

Summer Hours

We will announce our summer hours when we get state and local permission to reopen.


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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