C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Leavenworth

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The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, also known as the Leavenworth Carousel Museum, is located in Leavenworth, Kansas and is one of several museums sponsored by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association. Opened in 2005, the building houses carousels that are historically registered, as well as a C.W. Parker cylinder piano, an Artizan A-X-1 band organ, and a Wurlitzer 153 Band Organ. It also has several reproduced or repaired carousel horses.

Charles Wallace Parker (C. W. Parker) manufactured the first Carry-Us-All amusement ride in 1898. This invention was such a success that his quickly growing company in Abilene was moved to Leavenworth, Kansas.

The Carousel Museum is a non-profit organization that operates through community donations and volunteer efforts.
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  • My wife had phoned ahead to see if they could open the museum for us since we weren’t driving through the area when it was open. They not only scheduled an appointment for us, but Jerry Reinhardt...  more »
  • I took my niece to the Small Mall at the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum and we had a great time. She loved shopping for her family, and riding the carousel. We will definitely visit again!  more »
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  • This is such a cute little museum! I stopped in with my kids one day. They enjoyed looking around the gift shop. The carousel ride was a blast! It goes twice as fast as a typical carousel, with cute music playing the entire time. Everyone there was very sweet and informative and the bathrooms were spotless. We will definitely be back for another ride!
  • The sound of a carousel brings Joy to me! Feeling like the inner child whom lives deep in my heart. Can't wait to go back to take a tour, visit the gift shop and definitely ride the carousel!

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