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Address: 815 N 15 St, Burlington, County Fair Grounds, Burlington, CO
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(719) 346-7666
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This 1905 menagerie carousel is the only one in the country to retain its...

This 1905 menagerie carousel is the only one in the country to retain its original paint and scenery.

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An afternoon trip

A great place to take kids for a look back into time. We were the only ones there on a Sunday afternoon in November. The lady at the desk said we could walk around at our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
Smofrommo
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New Florence, Missouri
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New Florence, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A great place to take kids for a look back into time. We were the only ones there on a Sunday afternoon in November. The lady at the desk said we could walk around at our discretion and take our time. Very helpful and caring to ensure a good time.

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Thank Smofrommo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As a kid, we would visit Colorado about twice per year. One time was during the Kit Carson County Fair. My favorite thing in the world was to ride the carousel. I am now 65 years old, and in August we visited the carousel. What an amazing experience. The animals, the music, etc. is all just as I remembered. What... More 

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Thank Patty S
McKinney, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My 7 year old son and I decided to stop here while heading back to Texas from a Colorado vacation. I had read some reviews of it prior to the trip, but the reality of it is way better. A true historical gem in a nice small eastern Colorado town on the Kansas border. It felt like stepping 100 years... More 

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Thank Berghof
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Located at the Kit Carson County fairgrounds, this carousel was manufactured in 1905 for Elitch Gardens, an amusement park in Denver. It operated there until 1928, when it was sold to Kit Carson County for $1200, including delivery to Burlington. This carousel was manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. It is a three-row, stationary (the animals do not move up... More 

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Thank Vickie S
Saint Cloud, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We travel to visit carrousels all over the world and this is the very best old school carrousel period! The restoration of this 1905 carrousel is truly amazing. The unbelievable animals, the sound system, and the art was beyond all expectations. Be sure to Shang on at full sired you're going 10-12 miles per hour. Only a 2.5 hour drive... More 

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Thank Grant H
Checotah, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second time to visit this carousel. Amazing piece of history. Wooden carousel from early 1900s and it costs you 0.25 cents to ride! This is a must see if you are in the area!

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Thank Mary F
Kimberling City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was a fantastic unscheduled stop also. The museum was small but very informative and the high light of this stop was getting to ride on the Carousel itself! The conductor was very informative and it only cost 25 cents to ride 4 minutes with original music playing!

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Thank Bonnie H
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Riding the carousel made me giggle and laugh and cry with great memories of coming to the Kit Carson County fair each year! The after ride 'tour' of the carousel was great, as my Uncle used to run the carousel. The museum is well laid out. Highly recommend making a stop for the Carousel Ride!

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Thank CoachTamiD
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Think I've visited the Kit Carson County Carousel five or six times and every time I'm there I see more incredible details in that beautiful carousel I've never noticed before. Plus the ride is only 25¢ and, for another buck, you can check out the museum which is also informative and entertaining. On this trip, the wife had to make... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The story behind this carousel is so interesting and amazing! The fact that everything is about 90% original is just WOW!! It could use a little more signing as it wouldn't be hard to miss. But it was wonderful and staff is well-versed on the history. Beautiful! And a fun ride!

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