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

Address:
503 1st Ave. W., Albany, OR
Directions:
Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. Downtown, on the north side of W. 1st Ave. just west of its intersection with NW Washington St.
Hours:
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
541-497-2934
Admission:
$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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