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Kit Carson County Carousel

815 N 15 St, Burlington, County Fair Grounds, Burlington, CO
+1 719-346-7666
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Splendid fun

There are few carousels let anyplace. And this one is a real treat, with a beautiful restoration... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
judith l
Westminster, Colorado
Closed for the season!

We have been to the Kit Carson Carousel on a previous visit. We were really looking forward to... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
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This 1905 menagerie carousel is the only one in the country to retain its original paint and scenery.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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815 N 15 St, Burlington, County Fair Grounds, Burlington, CO
+1 719-346-7666
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

There are few carousels let anyplace. And this one is a real treat, with a beautiful restoration , and the music of a mighty organ, in memory of a once fine entertainment, and it's all in Burlington - who knew?

Thank judith l
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Kit Carson Carousel on a previous visit. We were really looking forward to visiting again when we were in Burlington but they were closed for the season. I was really surprised they weren't at least open on the weekends in...More

Thank mommermom
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I loved this stop and it was only $1 for the museum and $.25 for a ride. The story of this carousel is very interesting. It was cool to see the details and art up close. A very short stop but worth it.

Thank Tranderso
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a true treasure if you love Carousels stop in to Burlington Co. and enjoy this work of art. Explore each animal and the intricate detail in each one.

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It's a National Historic Place and well worth the stop. Built in 1905 and it goes 12 mph, most carousel go 5-6 mph. All of it is hand made/carved and painted. It's the oldest in the USA and the only carousel organ that can be...More

1  Thank 715chetw
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a beautiful carousel the horses camels giraffes lions tigers bears, Oh My! are beautifully restored. A big pat on the back to the volunteers and the community that took such pride in bringing this Carousel back to life many years ago and keeping...More

1  Thank Shannon V
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This place is like going back in time. It doesn't take much to imagine that you are in 1912 riding the carousel with your sweetheart and the world is still as gentle as the ride itself. The organ is absolutely the icing on the cake...More

1  Thank Donna L
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We all really liked the carousel and museum. A 25 cent ride, you cannot beat that! It was fun and educational. The restored paintings were wonderful; such details that are not duplicated nowadays. The museum was a dollar each. There were exhibits that explained how...More

1  Thank Robin C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Loved it! I felt like a kid again. For 25 cents, you get your pick to ride an exotic jungle creature or a variety of horses, or sit on a chariot bench to watch the world go by. The calliope plays tunes most everyone knows,...More

1  Thank Laura V
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Burlington was not on our plans during a cross-country drive, but we were ahead of schedule and thought to take a little time out. We went to the Kit Carson County Fair (100th anniversary) and rode the carousel. Either by itself would be worth it....More

Thank J H
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