Heritage Carousel

Des Moines, IA

Kids Fun
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Where are we going?

Address: 1801 Pennsylvania Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313, USA How do we get there? Number: 515-323-8200
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About this activity

It's that classic and nostalgic carousel experience for your next family day out!

Located in Union Park, Heritage Carousel is a fun, turn-of-the-century replica carousel that has been hand carved from basswood, hand painted and ridden to the sound of an old-fashioned band organ.

How cool is that!?

Through this, the Heritage Carousel supports a nostalgic and unique aspect of the past whose availability dwindled during the depression. The carousel itself is a beautiful work of art displaying the heritage of Des Moines and surrounding communities through painted portrayals of buildings and sites of significance to these communities.

It's a great addition to any family day out in Union Park, and it not only creates new memories for the kids, but gives parents a chance to walk down memory lane. Perhaps you used to visit a carousel with your grandparents?

How beautiful!

A fun, nostalgic and entertaining day out for the family. The biggest question is - what animal will you ride first?

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How much does it cost?



Free if standing next to a child, or $1 to ride



$.50 per ride, or $10 unlimited rides for the day



Carousel Kid Cards - pay for 5 and get 6 rides!


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Heritage Carousel FAQ’s

Why don't you bring a picnic and enjoy it at Union Park! There is plenty of space!

They host First Rider contests at the Grand Opening every day! You get to ride the carousel first - and choose a favourite animal!

There's a shop where you can pick up Heritage Carousel gifts and merchandise!

Take bottled water with you!

You can help support the carousel by adopting an animal on the ride!

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