View Carousel's History
Hear The Band Organ

We will open for the 2023 season on May 27 and close on September 4


Kit Carson County Fairgrounds | Burlington, CO 80807

Open May 27th - September 4th | 11am - 6pm
Rides: 25cents | Museum Admission: $1 (children 9 & under are free)

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.


View Carousel's History

Carousel and Museum Open Extended Hours During the 2023 Fair

Though ordinary summer operating hours for the world- famous Kit Carson County Carousel and the Carousel Museum are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. …the carousel and the Carousel Museum will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. during the Fair (Monday through Saturday) July 24--July 29.

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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. Includes US shipping and handling. Cannot ship internationally.