Here are links to carousels in the northwest area. Click on their names for a visit to their websites:
The Coeur d'Alene Carousel
This website has information about the 1922 Spillman Engineering carousel that once operated at Playland Pier in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The carousel will be returning to Coeur d'Alene, check out this website for more information.
A Carousel for Missoula
The carousel in Missoula, Montana features 38 hand carved ponies, three
replacement ponies, two chariots, 14 gargoyles and the largest band
organ in continuous use in the United States.
Spokane and Missoula are official carousel sister cities, as proclaimed
by the mayors of both cities!
Great Northern Carousel
Ever ridden a carousel fish? How about a leaping carousel frog or rabbit?
The Great Northern Carousel in
Helena, Montana offers these as well as rides on some more traditional carousel animals!
(Each time you view this page, a different picture will be displayed, so be sure to
click your browser's refresh button while you're there!)
Ferry County Carousel
The Ferry County Fair carousel is located in Republic, Washington. This wooden carousel was made
by the Armitage-Herschell Company between 1895 and 1900.
The Albany, Oregon Carousel Project
Here is another hand-carved carousel in the works. The website features a number of pictures
of their carousel figures in the creation stage. Check back often to see their progress!
Bickleton, Washington is the home to a 1905 Herschell-Spillman carousel, said to be one of
only three of its type still in operation.