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Carousel of Happiness

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Experience the magic! Take a spin on a 1910 carousel, lovingly restored with 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer band organ. Located in the historic mountain town of Nederland, just one hour from Denver on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Rides are only $1.

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Green Practices
General
  • Hours: Oct-Dec Thur-Mon: 11am-6pm Tues-Wed: Closed See website for more details.
  • Miles to airport: 65 miles
  • Indoor Fire Code: 175
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 175
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 50
  • Motor Coach Parking:
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  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Activities Description: The Carousel will open for groups during the winter off season. Must reserve a week in advance and includes a guided tour and complete story of the Carousel and its creator Scott Harrison. Mr. Harrison will also speak to groups about his experiences and motivation to create and finish the Carousel project. For Mr. Harrison you need to reserve a month in advance and is subject to his availability.
Accommodations
  • Facility & Décor Description: The Carousel of Happiness is an enclosed restored 1910 carousel. Space includes the area around the carousel, a small meeting room and a gift shop area that can be rearranged.
Restaurant
  • Allow Buy Out:
Green Practices
  • Additional Green Practices/Awards: Compost paper towel waste and supporter of NedCompost.
  • Green Practice Desc: Solar Panels help power the Carousel, carpet is made from corn, and wood trim is salvaged beetle kill pine. Uses passive solar heat and radiant floor heating (93% efficient.) The Carousel composts its paper towel waste supporting the local non-profit NedCompost.

Meeting Facilities

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Meeting Rooms
  • Description The Carousel of Happiness is an enclosed restored 1910 carousel. Space includes the area around the carousel, a small meeting room and a gift shop area that can be rearranged.
  • Catering Any licensed caterer
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception
  • Number of Rooms 1
Full Buy Out
  • Reception Capacity: 175

Events

Dec 17, 2017

Moms Ride Free!
May 13, 2018

  • Image Dec 17, 2017
  • Image 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, CO 80466
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Image Free Rides for Moms; everyone else is $1

Moms ride free at the Carousel of Happiness on Mothers Day.

Moms Ride Free! <p>Moms ride free at the Carousel of Happiness on Mothers Day.</p> 20 Lakeview Drive Nederland, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2017

Memorial Day Ceremony
May 28, 2018

  • Image Dec 17, 2017
  • Image 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, CO 80466
  • Image From: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • Image Free for veterans, everyone else is $1

The first official ride at the Carousel of Happiness, 8 years ago, was a silent ride in memory of two U.S. Marines and a Vietnam War experience that would inspire Scott Harrison, U.S.M.C. ('66–'72) to create a menagerie of whimsical...

Memorial Day Ceremony <p>The first official ride at the Carousel of Happiness, 8 years ago, was a silent ride in memory of two U.S. Marines and a Vietnam War experience that would inspire Scott Harrison, U.S.M.C. ('66&#8211;'72) to create a menagerie of whimsical animals and restore a carousel for others to enjoy. Every Memorial Day the community of Nederland gathers, with Mr. Harrison, at the Carousel to remember those who died serving in the armed forces around the world, in a place of peace and joy.</p> <p>Everyone is invited! Kids games all day.</p> 20 Lakeview Drive Nederland, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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