A nonprofit arts & culture organization  •  Nederland, CO  •  303.258.3457


Free Rides March 23!

FREE RIDES Thurs, March 23 Open at 10am, last ride at 4:45pm. In Honor of Tom & Glenna Carline Tom and Glenna both grew up in Nevada and were high-school sweethearts. Their love of the outdoors, and especially the high country, led them to the mountains here in Colorado. They formed a real-estate agency and worked as brokers in the area for over 40 years, including developing the Sunnyside subdivision and helping to build ‘The Lodge,’ a large wood cabin in […]

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The Beehive

“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.” – St. John Chrysostom “The lovely flowers embarass me, they make me regret I am not a bee.” – Emily Dickinson Bees are so wonderful!  This happy little beehive arrived at the Carousel of Happiness in October 2023. Spiritually, bees are linked with rejuvenation, divinity, and the mysteries of the natural world. They’re viewed as divine messengers in folklore, navigating between the

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The Three-Toed Sloth & Her Two Butterflies

The sluggish sloth moves slowly inch by inch, yet it reaches our hearts. Found in the tropicalforests of Central and South America, sloths are tree dwellers. They can teach us to slow downand appreciate life if we have the patience to listen to their silence.  This beautiful creation arrived at the Carousel of Happiness in November 2023.  Some of the ornamental carved animals are available to permanently adopt.  Check out current adoption opportunites. A Bradypus, or Sloth, am II live

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The Carousel Needs Your Help!

“Love the carousel ride and the story behind the man who carved all of the animals. It is a gem that lives up to its name: bringing happiness to every visitor.” – Samson DONATE Donate to our year-end campaing and support carousel maintenance Our Goal this year is to raise $15,000 — Are you able to help? You can help us provide joy and connection to the Nederland community and our world of visitors by donating to our Colorado Gives Day Campaign. You’ll be doing more

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11am to 5pm






11am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm

Last ride of the day at 4:45pm

Call (303) 258-3457 for more information

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We are a 501c3 Arts and Culture organization on a mission to promote happiness, well-being, and service to others through stories and experiences.  Your donation today will keep us spinning for another year!