Cafesjian Carousel

Saint Paul, MN

Where are we going?

Cafesjian Carousel
1245 Midway Pkwy
St Paul
MN 55103


What is there to do?

It's time for that classic family fun with Cafesjian's Carousel! We love a good classic family experience here at Family Days Out!

Cafesjian's Carousel was built in 1914 by Philadelphia Toboggan Company, and is pretty iconic!

Here are some fun facts! There are four rows of horses called jumpers because they go up and down as the carousel turns - who knew, but makes sense!  There are also 68 horses and 2 chariots, all hand-carved, so just imagine the work that goes into it!

All of the horses have those fancy trappings such as saddle blankets, flowers and western motifs on each horse, and 8 scenic paintings around the upper part of the carousel, created by volunteer artists to represent the style and subject matter of the original paintings, which were actually damaged by fire in 1939. 

Don't miss the fully restored Wurlitzer 153 band organ either (it replaces the original band organ which was also destroyed by fire in 1939)

So much history as well as family fun in Saint Paul! You might just have to ride it 68 times though, so you get to try every horse. Make sense!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $2

Children: $2

Discount: Adults over 90 ride free

Free Under: 12 months with paying adult


Need a little extra help?

They can accommodate one wheelchair per ride


When can we go?

Typically 11am - 4pm, but 6pm close weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day

Open May to October


Any top tips?

They offer FREE rides days on the following holidays: May 29 (Memorial Day) July 4 (Independence Day) July 25 (National Carousel Day) August 24 (opening of MN State Fair) September 4 (Labor Day)

I’m Hungry!

There are a host of places to eat within the park, you can grab something before or after your ride!

Healthy Eating

Why not take a picnic and enjoy it in the park nearby! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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