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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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Address: 180 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-5420
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+1 716-693-1885
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate...

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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History and fun

You can see how they made carousel horses back in the day. And get a ride. Fun stop for kids and history buffs.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darcy F
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North Tonawanda, New York
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North Tonawanda, New York
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can see how they made carousel horses back in the day. And get a ride. Fun stop for kids and history buffs.

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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

North Tonawanda, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wednesday is so inexpensive for the rides or the little ones-crafts fun things to see & do - just a great place for families with young children

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Clearwater, Florida
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152 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum. Learned a lot about the history of the carrousel and the connection with North Tonawanda. Saw master carvers hand-carving carrousel horses -- incredible! Enjoyed the exhibit about the Wurlitzer and how music rolls are made. They had the kiddie car ride on display which brought back memories. The best part was getting to ride the carrousel. A fun... More 

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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

Niagara Falls, New York
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to spend an hour or two. This museum is run by dedicated volunteers and kept very nicely. They have several carousels, the biggest one being over 100 years old with an original (80 ish years old) Wurlitzer organ to send you on a trip back in time. You can almost hear the laughing of little kids... More 

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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for this very positive review. Ia m pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you return. More 

North Tonawanda, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our children have been enjoying the Carrousel in North Tonawanda since they were little. Now the grandchildren look forward to riding and visiting the museum as well. It is the first place they want to go once they arrive. In the last few years they have also added rides from the now closed Whistle Pig Hot dog stand in Niagara... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Carrousel Museum is a great afternoon with the family! The best time to go would be a summer day when the kiddie ride park is open. Reasonable prices for the rides as well as reasonable admission to the museum. (Admission includes a ride on their antique Carrousel). The museum has a great gift shop as well -- all in... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our granddaughter loved the carousel--we rode 3 times ,Also the smores were a hit and Santa was so non-scary and made her smile. She loved singing Jingle Bells. A delightful visit and so age appropriate for all.

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West Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have been in Buffalo for a long time now and just never made it to the museum. A friend is a member and told me about the Santa on the Carousel days. We got there as it opened at 12 and had a great time. Santa took his time with all the kids while the carousel went around. We... More 

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Rae P, Front Office Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. I am happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit often. You may want to consider coming in the summer when our kiddie rides are open outdoors. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Who doesn't love a carrousel? Carrousels create smiles, joy and happy children. So, I was so happy to find this hidden gem in our hotel room list of things to do. The museum takes you back to the past when life was simple and everything was handmade. After touring the museum, my appreciation for self-playing organs and the beautiful art... More 

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Hamilton
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum where you can see how Herschell made carousels, carousel figures, the shops and much more. There is also a Wurlitzer organ/factory display, a childrens room with an operating children's carousel, and an operational adult carousel. You can ride the carousels. Altogether a very enjoyable visit.

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Rae P, General Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for this very positive review. I am happy you enjoyed the museum and hope you will spread the word. More 

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