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Happenings

Feeling the Magic…

In May, we welcomed a few Emmy-award-winning filmmakers into our doors.  It all started the winter prior, when Atlas Obscura found the Carousel of Happiness, and decided to explore the intriguing story of our organization.  Andy and Farhod of Studio Koa are excellent documentary filmmakers, and were excited for the chance to learn about us.  Even so, nobody could have prepared them for the depth of the experience they would have.  And it was all beautifully captured on film.   …

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A Celebration in the Mountains

If you stopped by the carousel house on August 8, 9, or 10, you noticed we were closed for special maintenance.  We received a consultation from Carousels and Carvings so that we can make sure to keep this thing spinning for another million rides.  Stay tuned for updates on maintenance and closures this winter ~ following us on Instagram or Facebook is the best way to stay up-to-date on our hours. On August 13 and 14, we celebrated with free …

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One Million Rides and Counting!

Olive and James – Our 1,000,000 and 1,000,001 carousel riders! On Wednesday July 20, the Carousel of Happiness saw it’s one-millionth rider! Since opening in 2010, over 1 million tickets have been sold or given away.  And we have seen at least that many smiles.  This week we saw visitors from the Netherlands, France, Louisiana, Kansas, Texas, and all over, some who came just to see the carousel, and some who never knew we existed, but were ecstatic to find …

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Fourth Friday Art Walk

4th Fridays at Caribou Shopping Center May through September, join our amazing local businesses for music, specials, artist demonstrations, snacks, treats for the kids, special vendors, and Carousel Rides until 7pm! Date, Time, Location: May 27 June 24 July 22 August 26 September 23   4:00pm – 7:00pm Caribou Village Shopping Center                    20 Lakeview Drive                                Nederland, …

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Join our Family!

You can now become a member of the Carousel of Happiness and enjoy some awesome perks. See our Membership Plans & Pricing page to sign up!

Watch the Film, Carving Joy

Film About the Carousel Now Available for Streaming! Carving Joy is an award-winning, short documentary film about the origins of the Carousel of Happiness and its founder, Scott Harrison. Produced by Reel Inspired Media, the film debuted at the 2020 Mountainfilm festival and is now available for streaming on Vimeo for $10 per view. Fifty percent of the proceeds, after taxes and fees, will go to support the Carousel, the inspiration for this touching film. The free trailer is posted …

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HOURS

Monday:

11am to 5pm

Tuesday:

CLOSED

Wednesday:

CLOSED

Thursday:

11am to 5pm

Friday:

10am to 5pm

Saturday:

10am to 5pm

Sunday:

10am to 5pm

Last ride of the day at 4:45pm

Call (303) 258-3457 for more information

** SPECIAL THANKSGIVING BREAK HOURS **

11/21 Monday:

11am to 5pm

11/22 Tuesday:

11am to 5pm

11/23 Wednesday:

11am to 5pm

11/24 Thursday:

CLOSED

11/25 Friday:

10am to 5pm