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In the News


Shoutout Colorado – Meet Scott Harrison: Sculptor, Writer

Mountain Ear – Carousel to Launch New Butterfly Ride

Voyage Denver – Hidden Gems: Meet Scott Harrison

Bldrfly – Ned’s Carousel of Happiness: A Gateway to Somewhere Else

Travel Boulder – The Carousel of Happiness

Mountain Ear – Carousel Presents Animals After Dark Gala

Travel Awaits – 9 Beautiful Old Carousels You Can Still Ride Today

Eyes on Longmont: Story of the Carousel, by William Decker

Daily Camera – Lafayette Seniors Living in Memory Care Unit Take Carousel Ride in Nederland

Mountain Ear – Riding the Carousel of Life

Colorado Springs Gazette – How a Vietnam Veteran’s Carousel Dream Came True

Colorado Life – Magical Menagerie

Mountain Ear – Celebrating All Carousels

9 News – Vietnam Vet Builds Carousel of Happiness

Reader responses to Spirit Magazine article

Spirit Magazine – The Carousel of Happiness

Denver Post – Still Happy, Still Only a Buck

Daily Camera – Carousel Finally Nears Opening Day

CBS Denver – Carousel in Nederland a Hit with Visitors

Huffington Post – New York to LA, A Road Trip in Less than Six Minutes

Longmont Times-Call – Carousel Celebrates Three Years with Free Rides for Veterans on Memorial Day

Barrow Journal – Carousel of Happiness


Atlas Obscura


Travel Lemming

Trying to Unwind

Aboud Dweck – Path to Happiness

Only In Your State

Uncover Colorado

Interview: Shane Matthews on Film, Carving Joy

A Travel for Taste

Joe Gierlach


Mile High Mamas

Bead and Needle

Pam Grout


Beanstalk on Safari (children’s programming)

Atlas Obscura Short Film

Atlas Obscura Podcast

Trip Advisor


YouTube (First Ride)

National Carousel Association

Mountain Towns Near Denver (You Tube: 1:24 min)

Boulder:Create Podcast

Carousel YouTube Channel

Facebook Page


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Last ride of the day at 4:45pm

Call (303) 258-3457 for more information

Join us for the 2nd Annual


$1 Carnival Games

Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Festival Fare

Two Circus Shows at 1pm and 4pm

Show Tickets $45-$55 per person

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