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Heritage Carousel of Des Moines


category : Carousels
Thirty animals and two wheelchair-accessible chariots turn to the music of a Stinson band organ on this colorful wooden carousel. Located in a city park near the Des Moines River, the carousel features handpainted scenes of Des Moines landmarks.


Admission: Fee
Hours: Noon-7 Tue.-Thu., 11-8 Fri.-Sun., Memorial Day to Labor Day; additional weekends May, Sep. and by appointment
Address: Union Park
Phone: 515-323-8200
Our Email: information@heritagecarousel.org
Our Website:www.heritagecarousel.org

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