Nederland, Colorado: Carousel of Happiness

Built by artist Scott Harrison, the indoor Carousel of Happiness features 56 hand-carved animals; it's part carnival ride and part folk art exhibit. You can ride it for a dollar.
Address:
20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, CO
Directions:
South side of downtown. From Hwy 119/N. Bridge St. turn east onto Lakeview Drive, then right into the shopping center parking lot. You'll see the carousel building next to the coffee shop in the railroad car.
Hours:
Varies by season (Call to verify)
Phone:
303-258-3457
Admission:
$1 to ride
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Carousel of Happiness. Carousel of Happiness

The Carousel of Happiness features 56 hand-carved animals lovingly created by a man named Scott Harrison. Each of the animals has a unique story. The carousel is part carnival ride and part folk art exhibit, and has a gift shop that includes a penny smasher. Nederland isn't very big, so this place is pretty easy to find. My friend and I went there on a road trip last summer and decided it was fun for big kids, too!

[Emily A., 08/23/2012]

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