Kit Carson Carousel


Of the nearly 4000 wooden carousels carved in America between 1885 and the 1930s, fewer than 150 are still in existence. One of the finest of these survivors, however, can be found on the county fairgrounds in Burlington, CO. See Map.

The Carousel is open daily from 11am-6pm through Labor Day

The sixth of 74 carousels manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) between 1904 and 1933, the Kit Carson County Carousel is a three-row, stationary (the animals do not move up and down) machine housed in a 12-sided frame building. It is the only antique carousel in America still having original paint on both the scenery panels and on the animals, and PTC No.6 is the only surviving menagerie (having other animals in addition to horses) carousel made by PTC. And it's fully operational!

The Kit Carson County Carousel Museum is now open! The museum interprets the Carousel, its restoration, the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and the Wurltizer Monster Military Band Organ.

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Carrie Saldo from KUNC public radio featured the Uncanny Tale of PTC No. 6, Kit Carson's Carousel.  Click below for the story.

      Carousel Radio Story


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