Heritage Carousel

Des Moines, IA

Where are we going?

Heritage Carousel
1801 Pennsylvania Ave
Des Moines
IA 50313
USA

515-323-8200

What is there to do?

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?

How much does it cost?

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

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

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

LAST UPDATED 2018

When can we go?

12pm - 7pm Tues - Thurs / 11am - 8pm Fri & Sat. Then 12pm - 6pm Sept & Oct on select days

Late May to late August (6 days, closed Mondays) / Weekends Sept & first 2 wkends Oct

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Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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

Healthy Eating

Take bottled water with you!

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