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Mark your Calendars!  
The Carousel of Colors Egg Hunt is coming soon!

Saturday, March 28, Union Park

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Happens rain or shine!

Easter Bunny & friends
Meet us by the Heritage Carousel and take a ride, Avon has makeup stations painting nails and brightening faces.  SCHEELS offers Bike and Fishing education, sign up to win boys and girls bikes!  Ocean Dental has surprise giveaways.  Walgreens and Des Moines Parks and Recreation ad sweets to the hidden eggs for the hunts.  Say hi to the police departments K-9 unit dog Emir and get your police badge.  The Iowa Egg Council lets you color, solve puzzles, and try an "Egg Chalupa" treat.  

Carousel rides are FREE during this event!  We look forward to seeing you there!


Sweet Surprise at the Carousel!

Valentine's Day was a little sweeter at the Carousel this year!  We had the pleasure to be in on a little secret...a romantic marriage proposal!  Congratulations to Tyler and Angie who braved the cold to visit The Heritage Carousel to celebrate!  Tyler surprised Angie by treating her to one of their favorite locations for the holiday...and then surprised her yet again by getting down on one knee!  It was a beautiful moment and we are so pleased to have been a part of it! 

Congratulations to Tyler & Angie!

Many congratulations to Tyler and Angie!
  The Heritage Carousel wishes you all the best for your future!


Heritage Carousel - Des Moines, Iowa

Get ready for the 2015 season and get your 2015 season passes now!!
(Family, Grandparent, or Childcare Provider season passes available.)  Family and Grandparent Season Passes are only $35!*  Check prices for Childcare passes here.
*Shipping and Handling of $0.50 will be added to your online season pass order.

To purchase your Season Passes, merchandise, and/or donate:

Click Here

Please consider giving a donation to The Heritage Carousel and 
keep the Carousel going 'round!  

The Heritage Carousel is a non-profit organization overseen by The Des Moines Carousel Foundation.  All donations go towards maintenance, upkeep of the Carousel and grounds, operational costs, and community events so that we can keep the rides at
50 cents/child.


There were thousands of smiles as the Carousel went around and around this season!  
Please join us on Facebook or sign up for our e-mails to stay informed of any
special events or offers that may occur during the off season!  
We look forward to seeing you all again in the Spring!!


Congratulations to Wren, our First Rider of the Year!!
Wren - 2014 First Rider of the Year!

Many thanks to all of the children and families who participated in the First Rider of the Year Event!!
  We had a lovely Saturday morning to kick things off
and a wonderful turnout!  
Many smiles and happiness on the
Carousel that morning!

A huge round of applause to our winner...Wren!!!

Wren (4) was chosen as our 2014 First Rider of the Year!!  She chose the Pirate Cat as her first ride on our official kickoff of the 2014 season!  Many congratulations to Wren!!

For more photos of our event, please click here


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Wow – over 42,000 rides were taken on the
Heritage Carousel in 2014!!


Adopt-An-Animal on the Heritage Carousel

Keep the Carousel going 'round and affordable to many!!  For a minimum donation of $150, you can adopt one of the animals or chariots on the Carousel!  Perfect for those who love to ride the Carousel, a unique way to honor someone, and a great way to help the Carousel remain available for all to enjoy!  Included in your adoption donation is:

  • Season naming rights and/or personalized message for your animal or chariot which will be displayed at the Heritage Carousel as well as on the website.
  • A Family OR Grandparent season pass offering unlimited rides for the 2015 season.*
  • A voucher for a t-shirt of your choice.*
  • A 10% discount on any private rentals during the 2015 season.

*For tax purposes, the value of the pass and shirt ($45) must be deducted from the total amount of your donation.  One or both of these items may be eliminated if you so choose.

Click here to view the animals still available for adoption!


Party at the Carousel!
Reserve the Carousel for your party or gathering now!

Dates are filling up!  The Carousel is an ideal location for both small and large group usage.  
Private & Open Hours Rentals available.
Ideal for small & large group usage. Private & Open Hours Rentals available.
Click for more details

Adopt an Animal
Party at the Carousel
Keep the Carousel going round –
Adopt-an-Animal today!

A special way to support the Carousel, honor a friend, remember a  loved one  or recognize your business.
Click here for more details!
The Carousel offers fun for groups of any size – big or small!
Private Rentals, Open Hours Rentals, Tokens, Carousel Kid Cards!
Perfect for parties, schools, organizations, reunions!
Available through November!
Click here for more details!


Friends Of The Carousel

Help support the goal of the Des Moines Carousel Foundation to maintain and operate this beautiful and authentic Carousel and provide a wholesome, nostalgic and affordable form of entertainment for all to enjoy. Donations received will help with on-going maintenance needs such as the band organ, the building, and painting of both the animals and the Carousel. Click here for more information.


Special Thanks To:
Eric J. Hermann Design & Photography - many, many photos and website design
JTM MultiMedia, Inc. - website hosting, maintenance & happy-to-help attitude


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