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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.

20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, CO
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.
Daily Memorial Day-Labor Day, last ride 4:45 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$3 per ride ticket or 10 tickets for $25
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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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