The World’s Most Famous Carousels

painters in Floyds Knobs

Ah summer, the time of year when the sun is out and staying inside just makes you feel guilty. One of the most obvious summer traditions is heading to the closest amusement park where there will inevitably be a carousel and a bunch of kids waving from it. While the ride may not be particularly exciting for anyone over the age of five, these musical favorites with their white lights, and detailed faces painted in the most colorful designs are true masterpieces.

Phantasialand

painters in Georgetown

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Location: Germany

Creator: Preston & Barbieri

Claim to Fame: Largest carousel in the world.

Highland Park Dentzel Carousel

painters in Clarksville

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Location: Mississippi

Creator: Gustav Dentzel

Claim to Fame: The only surviving two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie.

Carousel at Solar Living Institute

painters in NULU

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Location: California

Creator: William Henry Dentzel III

Claim to Fame: The world’s first solar powered carousel.

Over the Jumps Carousel

painters in Phoenix Hill neighborhood

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Location: Arkansas

Creator: Herschell & Spillman Company

Claim to Fame: Only carousel that rides in a waving motions, ” over the jumps.”

Carousel at Eldridge Park

painters in Clifton

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Location: New York

Creator: Unknown

Claim to Fame: Fastest carousel in the world, and every animal has a name.

Next time you go to a park and decide to partake in the merry-go-round, be sure to really pay attention to the different elements and beautiful design.