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Idaho Centennial Carousel

2nd West and 2nd South
208-359-3020

The Idaho Centennial Carousel is Idaho's only antique wooden carousel. It is one of 170 antique wooden carousels still existing in the United States. It has authentic carousel music from an organ run on paper rolls, providing old-fashioned original sounds. The carousel is housed in a new building at Porter Park.

This beautiful antique wooden carousel was built by Spillman Engineering Company of New York in about 1926. It began life as a traveling carnival machine. In 1947 it was moved to Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, Utah and then to Ogden, Utah. In 1952, a public spirited group in Rexburg were disappointed by a cancellation of their expected 4th of July carnival. They heard of the merry-go-round for sale in Ogden, Utah, raised $5,500 in cash and pledges and went down and got it. It was set up with 2 days to spare and the community had a wonderful celebration. Two years later a dome was built on it to protect it from the weather. In 1976 the Teton Dam flood waters damaged it severely and several horses were lost. In 1988 the carousel was dismantled and skilled craftsmen restored it. It was renovated by 1990 in time to commemorate Idaho's 100th birthday. It has 12 newly carved horses and 26 repaired horses along with repaired chariots. Music is by Stinson Band Organ Company in Ohio. The organ runs on a paper roll, providing the old-fashioned original sounds.



Reviews

Lacee Lynn Jones

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Cheap carousel rides for kids but near the splash park. Do not let your kids get wet at the splash park if you want to ride this carousel because there is a rule about wet riders. Do the carousel rides before enjoying the water.

Sarah Wood

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Saturday, July 14, 2018
Super cute little carousel ride for the kids and for families. Not very expensive and right next to an awesome splash pad and park.

Kyle Miller

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Great little carousel, kids love it, good prices compared to other carousels I've been to.

Nathan Tice

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Saturday, July 7, 2018
Antiques are great. This is one of Idaho's best.

Kaylee Washburn

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Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Only open during the summer. Fun for the whole family and it brings on the nostalgia. It has a free splash pad 20 feet away that is very popular with the locals. Bring a swim suit to change into. Great for kids. The carousel is is a park that is great for picnics. There are pavilions, tennis courts, restrooms, a large field, trees (popular for hammocks), play ground equipment (large swings,slides,monkey-bars, etc.), and a jogging path. There are even places to buy food or icecream just across the block. It is the perfect place to spend a summers evening. I'll deffinently be going back.

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