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Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Hours: 11am - 6pm


A Carousel & Museum

Of the nearly 2,500 wooden carousels carved in America between 1885 and the 1930s, fewer than 150 are still in existence. One of the finest survivors, however, can be found on the county fairgrounds in Burlington, Colorado.

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#6 is the only surviving menagerie (having other animals in addition to horses) carousel made by PTC. And it's fully operational!

​For a full list of the remaining carousels, visit the National Carousel Association.


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The Carousel Closes for the Season Soon!

Remember that the Kit Carson County Carousel closes for the season soon. The last day the carousel will be open during regular hours to the public will be Labor Day. That being said, there is still a full week left of carousel fun, so make sure to get your last visits to the carousel in soon!

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The Carousel Book

The 144 page full-color “coffee table” book on the carousel is now complete and available for sale. These often forgotten images combine to depict the nation’s most famous antique carousel in all its glory. Additional $5 for US shipping and handling. Cannot ship internationally.