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Albany, Oregon: Carousel With Mythical Creatures

Volunteers in Albany labored since 2005 to carve and build their own carousel. Opened in 2017, along with a carousel museum. The carvings include a unicorn, a hippocampus, a giant poodle, Pegasus, dragons, horses, whales, and more.

Albany Historic Carousel and Museum

503 1st Ave. W., Albany, OR
Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. Downtown, on the north side of W. 1st Ave. just west of its intersection with NW Washington St.
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$2 per ride
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Carousel entrance.

Carousel Museum

Great place to visit for young and old! You can find out how the carousel has been put together, and all the other details.

[JoAnne Herman, 12/06/2019]

Carousel entrance door handles.

Albany Carousel

Volunteer-built carousel and carousel museum. $2 to ride.

[Marcia, 11/06/2019]
Albany Carousel

The carousel is open! The new building is built, and as of August 2017, you can ride fantasy, extinct or endangered animals, or wonderfully carved horses.

[Nan, 02/18/2018]

Carousel dragon in progress.

The Almost Carousel

The historic carousel of Albany is currently a massive collection of parts, including finished and unfinished hand-carved and hand-painted carousel animals, all done by local volunteers. You can go in and see first-hand how these works of art come to life from their first design on paper, to roughed-out form, to the delicately carved, hand-painted final forms.

This project has been going on since 2005, and the volunteers hope to have the carousel all assembled and running in a new building (that they still have to build) in about three years.

[Phrank Phester, 09/26/2015]

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