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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

180 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-5420
+1 716-693-1885
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Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate Herschell carousels in the original factory building. New exhibit for 2015 is "100 Years of the Allan Herschell Company". Our band organs play every day. Enjoy 3 Wurlitzer organs and an Artizan grand organ. Special events for a family audience are presented each month.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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180 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-5420
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+1 716-693-1885
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"factory museum"
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"amusement park"
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"carousel animals"
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"band organ"
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"hidden gem"
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"young children"
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"whistle pig"
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"old fashioned"
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"admission includes"
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"on display"
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"kiddie land"
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"full size"
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"niagara falls"
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"fun outing"
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We were met by our tour guide who is also a wood carver. This is a restored factory that built past and modern carrousel animals. Currently there are many in different stages of life. Buffalo's Cancalside has contracted to have some done here. A kids...More

Thank Pam B
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to learn about the past... historic carving and painting of wooden horses for the amusement carasoul In the nicer weather, outdoor kiddie amusement rides.

Thank D M
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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope you can come again.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Awesome place to take the grandkids, lots to see and do. Plus, hands on activities too. Indoor carousel was amazing

Thank Sue W
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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope you can come again.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I grew up a few miles from here and never went till last year...We took our 4 year old grandson and we all enjoyed it. There was more there than I thought including a few rides outside. There is an indoor carousel too. I was...More

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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Happy you did finally visit, and that you enjoyed the museum. Please help spread the word, and come back next year. You may also want to check out our "Santa on the Carrousel" days for 4 Saturdays in Nov-Dec. Perfect for your grandchild.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We took my 91 year old mother here today. It brought back wonderful memories. Even got her on the 1915 Carrousel. Small museum but well worth a visit. Very happy we went,

Thank Jonmun
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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

I remember your visit with your mother. I am happy you enjoyed the museum. Thanks you for this review

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My girlfriend and I stopped by here on Labor Day as a fun outing. We both had a wonderful time. The collection of historic carousel animals charmed and delighted us. As we're both grad students studying history, we found the informational plaques next to each...More

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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks so much for this review. It is encouraging to see that the museum appeals to younger adults, not just to seniors and to families with young children. I am happy that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This place has been on my bucket list for a long time, so I convince my friend on our road trip to go with me. It is an awesome museum and you get to ride the original carrousel. The carved animals are beautiful, and if...More

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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for this positive review. I am happy we met your expectations. Thanks for visiting.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The place is just wonderful. The history and tech is amazing. Kids loved the many rides. The people there put so much love in this place to maintain it. A good place to visit in between and to get away from more busy tourist attractions.

Thank Sebastian E
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were here for a working tour and the place is so incredibly awesome!!! The music that constantly plays wherever you are on the site is so nostalgic and magical - feels like a Disney experience that recreates turn of the century charm and sense...More

Thank Heidi Z
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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you so much for this review. It captures the magic we hope to bring to our visitors. Happy you had a good time.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This museum is very interesting and fun!! The entrance fee is pretty small and then we happened on a day when it was free. The history of the carousel was very interesting and there is a kids area and even adults can ride a carousel....More

Thank ChrisLW
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letsast
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Response from Darcy F | Reviewed this property |
Maybe to the outside rides, but I don't think inside.
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