The Historic Carousel and Museum, Albany

4.9
#1 of 13 in Things to do in Albany
We are making a new carousel for downtown Albany, OR. Our animals and decorations are completely new designs, hand carved, and hand painted. The carousel will run on a restored 1909 mechanism.

The Dentzel family has lent us many items from their personal collection to display in our museum.

We welcome visitors to our studios and museum.
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  • Carousel is a work of art for sure. For me I feel that the ride for 2 minutes is a little expensive along with they plan on raising the fee.  more »
  • Not just a carousel, a small museum, a very nice gift shop and an amazing basement workshop where they carve the animals. Its all done with volunteer help. You can visit the basement for free and...  more »
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  • The History & artistry of the Carousel is very well displayed with several artifacts. There is a workshop area where other animals are being prepared to add to replace the sleighs now on the actual unit. The working Carousel has three rows of animals, with the outer row stationary, & inner two rows active. The details are fantastically painted in brilliant colors, highlighted with lights. There is a mechanically operated calliope type music unit that adds both charm & ambiance to the scene. A store where souvenirs are available, with many stuffed replicas of several animals displayed on the Carousel.
  • Volunteers have done a wonderful job restoring this indoor carousel. Currently rides are $2 each. It’s a nice children’s activity. Parents/guardians ride for free when accompanying a child. The animals range from traditional horses to more fantastic dragons or other unusual choices like a buffalo. Inside you’ll find a concession stand, gift shop and carving/painting room where you can preview new animals coming soon. bathrooms are clean. There is a rental room available parties. Unless there is a planned music event, a automatic music machine accompanies each ride.

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