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

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 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 than just donating — your generosity will allow us to promote happiness, well-being, and service to others through the stories and experiences had here at the Carousel of Happiness.  We surpassed our one-millionth ride ticket sold on July 20, 2022, and see an average of 75,000 visitors each year. The animals and staff couldn’t spin ’round and ’round without supporters like you!

Of the thousands of carousels built in the United States around the turn of the century, only a little over 200 of them remain, including our creation that is a blending of old and new.  Each dollar you give let’s us know that you care about preserving this fun little bit of history.  And please share with us why you give to the Carousel!  We love to hear the personal stories that make your experience magical.

I hope you can join us this giving season to raise funds to preserve and maintain the Carousel of Happiness — let’s keep it spinning for another million rides!




Melody Baumhover


The Carousel of Happiness

Each gift made through coloradogives.org is boosted by the Community First Foundation!

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11am to 5pm


11 am to 5pm


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

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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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!