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The Heritage Carousel is closed for the season


The Heritage Carousel is pleased to announce we are a recipient of a Principal Financial Group Community Challenge Grant of $5,000!! 

Please consider a gift of any size to help us achieve our goal of raising $5,000 in matching funds by December 1, 2015.  We express our thanks to The Principal Financial Group for their generosity and look forward to keeping our riders and families updated on our progress towards achieving our goal.  All raised funds will go directly to painting and maintenance of The Heritage Carousel to keep it at a high level of quality and grandeur for our community.

Donations may be mailed to:
The Heritage Carousel
P.O. Box 8352
Des Moines, IA 50301-8352

or donate online Click Here

Heritage Carousel Goal $5,000


Thank you for a wonderful 2015 season!!

We gave nearly 54,000 rides this year...WOW!  That is a lot of smiles!! 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 again in the Spring!!

Give a gift of the Carousel this Holiday Season!Heritage Carousel Ornament

Purchase your 2016 Season Pass now!!
Great stocking stuffers for your friends and family!

Family and Grandparent Season Passes are only $35 (plus S&H)
Wrap them up with a lovely Heritage Carousel ornament
for only $5 each (plus S&H).

How about a childcare season pass for your favorite childcare providers?!!
A gift they can use with the children all summer long!

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

Click Here


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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.

Contact us to be put onto a waiting list to adopt an animal for the 2016 season!


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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