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Carousel

Conneaut Lake Park

Historic century old traditional carousel, originally installed in the 1910s.

Theme ParkConneaut Lake Park
Ride TypeFlat Ride
AudienceChildren and Young Families
ManufacturerTM Harton
FiguresDC Muller (original carver)
The Carousel Works, Inc. (reproductions)
Openedaround 1913/1914 or earlier
Wooden carousel horses, with the Artizan XA organ behind

Wooden carousel horses, with the Artizan XA organ behind

Conneaut Lake Park's carousel sits under the protection of its Pavilion, giving children and grown ups of all ages rides on its traditional wooden figures.

It is hard to find the exact date the carousel was installed in the park. A sign next to the ride itself suggests it arrived in approximately 1914, with other sources say 1913 or even 1905. Whichever of these dates is true, the carousel is now over a century old.

The ride's frame is original as built by TM Harton of Pittsburgh. Riders can choose between 36 horses, 12 other animals and 2 chariots. Five of the wooden figures are original and were carved by Daniel Carl Muller. In 1989, 19 original horses were auctioned to raise money to pay for restoration work on the carousel, and were replaced with reproductions created by The Carousel Works, Inc. of Mansfield, Ohio.

The Carousel's music is provided by an Artisan XA band organ nicknamed "Artie", which was originally built in 1924 and has recently been restored.

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Carousel, Conneaut Lake Park

The Carousel Pavilion

Carousel, Conneaut Lake Park

Riders can choose to ride on one of the carousel's varied wooden horses

Carousel, Conneaut Lake Park

One of the ornate carved horses

Carousel, Conneaut Lake Park

One of the carousel's two horse-drawn chariots

Carousel, Conneaut Lake Park

Today's guests get a ride on the century old carousel

Carousel, Conneaut Lake Park

The centre of the carousel features scenes from Conneaut Lake Park's past

Carousel, Conneaut Lake Park

Close up of some of the paintings depicting scenes of the park

Carousel, Conneaut Lake Park

The Carousel sits on the corner of Park Avenue and Comstock Street