(Daniel Case ) Crescent Park Carousel, Providence, Rhode Island
Most Magical Carousels in the US
AUGUST 19, 2013Laura Kelly, Fox NewsThere are now hundreds of operating carousels in the U.S., but only a few are classic works of art that warrant a visit. Take a step back in time, relive your childhood and hop aboard some of the best carousels in the country.
San Francisco Carousel, California
While strolling along the famous waterfront complex, PIER 39, stop by the striking San Francisco Carousel. The carousel is said to be the only carousel in the U.S. that features hand paintings of its home city. Passerbys will see murals of San Francisco landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Coit Tower. The double deck carousel also features 18,000 LED lights, swings, spinning chariots and 32 animal figures.
Price: $3 per ride
Crescent Park Carousel, Providence, Rhode Island
Built more than a century ago by top-notch carousel sculptor, Charles I.D. Looff, the Crescent Park Carousel features electric lights, glass jewels and mirrors as well as an elaborate band organ and 66 hand-carved figures. The carousel is Looff’s largest and most detailed piece of work and became a national historic landmark in 1987.
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