Dentzel Carousel Meridian
Where are we going today?
The city purchased the carousel in 1909 for a mere $2,000, but today the carousel is valued at more than a million dollars. Restoration of the carousel animals totaled more than $112,000, while restoration of the Carousel House was nearly twice that amount. The City of Meridian views the Dentzel Carousel as a unique community and country treasure. Restoration continues as needed on a yearly basis to insure that the carousel will remain not only a source of enjoyment but as a part of our nation's history.