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Support The Heritage Carousel

Keep the Carousel Going Around!

The Heritage Carousel is owned and operated by the Des Moines Carousel Foundation, a 501 c 3 not for profit.  The main mission of the Foundation is to keep the Heritage Carousel affordable for and accessible to all.  In order to do that, daily ride admissions must be supplemented with other fundraising initiatives.  Thanks to our generous supporters, we have not had to raise the cost of rides and the cost of a child’s ride remains at just 50 cents.  If you would like to help keep the Carousel going around for everyone, please consider a donation.  Online donations can be made at our online store or you can mail a check to:

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

Check out our 2021 Annual Report for more information!

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Donate to Heritage Carousel Today

Our riders come in all ages!The Heritage Carousel is a non-profit organization overseen by the Des Moines Carousel Foundation.  Patron and donor support is used to:

  • Maintain & operate this authentic Carousel so that many can enjoy this nostalgic and affordable form of entertainment.

  • Support the on-going maintenance of the band organ, pavilion and painting of both the animals and the Carousel.

  • Continue to play an active role in activities such as “Clowns at the Carousel” (all free family event),  Cruise to the Carousel car show, art education activities with other non-profit programs serving children (in conjunction with the Iowa Arts Council), providing discounted usage fees to school groups and non-profit organizations.


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


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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