13-Jul-2015 Thomas A. Marabello (Spokane Valley, Washington U.S.A.)
I have ridden the Loof Nat Park -Riverfront Park carrousel all of my 62 years, and also rode the one at Latton's Kiddie Land on division. There was also a small carrousel at the corner of Welesely and Division for a few years, and I rode that one too. It was different than Latton's, and they were there at the same time. Lots of fond memories, plus I have a couple of original Nat Park steel rings, and a very old cardboard sign advertising the "Plunge" swimming pool at "the Nat". T.A Marabello, Spokane Valley, Wa.
03-May-2015 George Andrews (Mableton (Atlanta), Georgia U.S.A.)
Hello, I never got a chance to visit you when I lived in Spokane. I've been a carousel band organ nutt all my life. Now that I'm retired, disabled. I'm hoping to budget a little cash for the arts. HOPE I'LL BE IN TOUCH SOON.
03-Nov-2013 Bette Largent (Spokane, Wa)
The Spokane Carrousel will be closed through November 28 for some emergency repairs. Yes, at our age, most repairs are tragic but these are from being a popular spot to visit with your family. We will be open for the holiday season and many special family Christmas memories! Bring your family down for a merry ride on our lovely carousel.
05-Jul-2013 Bette Largent (Spokane, WA US of A)
In honor of its 104th year and National Carousel Day, the Spokane 1909 Looff Carrousel will have a special birthday party including cake on July 19th. Come join us at the No.1 Tourist Attraction in Spokane!
01-Mar-2013 Bette Largent (Spokane, WA USA)
The carousel opened today for the 2013 season. It was a great day, everything shiny with fresh paint - from the floor to the ponies! Missoula Lilac and Billy Bob will be spinning along with the rest of the horses for a while as we give some TLC to Athena and Corbin. Come on it and join us for a historical ride!
02-Aug-2012 Bette (Spokane)
Have you visited the carousel lately? It might look a tad different. We are restoring the upper crown in the middle so it is not on the carousel. It has only been painted twice before, when new and in l974 in preparation for its coming to Riverfront Park.
AND we are operating on the old motor-belt-drive system. You can watch the attendants handle the drive stick just like they did in 1909.
18-Jul-2011 Mindy Leach-Kirchmann (Aloha, Oregon Washington)
I have loved this carrousel all my life! I have even brought my children up to Spokane just to ride it! ... What's an eight hour drive anyway?
31-Jan-2011 Esther Hillary (Lebanon, Oregon USA)
I vividly remember the carousel at Wellesly & Division from my childhood in the 50's & 60's. It was our favorite place! Rides were .10 each or 12 for $1. They also had a mini Ferris Wheel (baskets), roller coaster and car ride that my little brother liked. It was a real treat for us kids when we visited our Grandmother in Spokane every summer!
There was another one (on a hill) that didn't have as many rides - it may have been the Latton's Kiddie Land on your web page. We also went to Nat Park, but not as often as the carousel was .25 a ride. We were so disappointed when it was sold. Nice to see it up & running again last time we were in Spokane! I'm working on Family History project & hope to get my Dad to locate & loan me his old photo albums. If I find anything, I'll send it on to you. Have fun with this project!
12-Nov-2010 Guy Gendreaux (WHITTIER, Ca. USA)
As a child growing up in Spokane back in the 50's one of my best memories is visiting Nat Park. The roller coaster was my favorite ride with the carrousel being a close second. Got the brass ring several times which, when you're a young child was a big thrill. Returned "back home" to Spokane for a visit in 2005 and my kids got to ride the carrousel at Riverfront. Spokane will always be "my brass-ring". Wonderfull memories, wonder town, wonderful people, great website.
10-Nov-2010 kim davison (miami, florida USA)
We were there for the 100th anniversary last year and what a fabulous time we had. Debbie, you treated us like royalty! You are in our thoughts and we look forward to taking a spin with you again!! Best to all in lovely Spokane!
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