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The Heritage Carousel is Closed due to COVID 19.
we will keep you posted on our opening!

In light of the COVID 19 crisis, we are doing everything we can to keep our Carousel community safe.  With this in mind, we are delaying our opening for the 2020 season indefinitely.  As a not for profit, we rely on visitors to keep our doors open. Now more than ever we need your support.  Please consider adopting an animal, making a purchase from our online gift shop, or simply making a tax deductible donation to the Heritage Carousel.  Thank you and be well!
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The Carousel will be available for private rentals - weather & social distancing permitting.  For more information go to Rent the Carousel

 

The 21st Season a Success!!

The 21st season of the Heritage Carousel in Union Park was another great one! We kicked off the season with our annual first rider contest followed by the dedication of our beautiful new customer service counter.   The end of the season saw the traditional Cruise to the Carousel Car Show sponsored by the Des Moines Rollin’ Relics, a glow party on the last night, and our first ever Thank You reception for donors and volunteers.  We also celebrated the 125th Anniversary of Union Park and held our first ever holiday event with the Union Park Neighborhood Association as we Lit the Carousel in celebration of the season.


Thank you to everyone who attended our events, hosted a party, purchased our merchandise, helped with a generous donation, and came to ride and enjoy the Carousel.  We had over 50,000 riders this season resulting in countless smiles and happy memories! 


Please continue to support the Heritage Carousel so that we can continue to keep the cost of a ride at just 50 cents for children.  The Heritage Carousel is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed.  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please send a check to:

Heritage Carousel
PO Box 8352
Des Moines, IA 50301-8352

 


Donate to Heritage Carousel Today

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Adopt-An-Animal on the Heritage Carousel

Keep the Carousel going 'round!!  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 keep our ride cost affordable for all!  Included in your adoption donation is:

      • Season naming rights.
      • A personalized message for your animal or chariot which will be displayed at the Heritage Carousel as well as on the website.

    And your choice of:

    • A Family OR Grandparent season pass offering unlimited rides for the 2019 season.*
    • A voucher for a t-shirt of your choice.*
    • A 10% discount on any private rentals during the 2019 season

*For tax purposes, the value of and goods must be deducted from the total amount of your donation. You can also choose to have your entire donation go to the Carousel rather than receive the items.

 


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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