Dentzel Carousel

Address: 1802 Carousel Drive, Meridian, MS 39301
Phone: 601-485-1802
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DESCRIPTION

In operation since 1909, this National Historic Landmark is one of few two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie carousels. This national treasure, a delightful tourism draw as well as a local favorite, was manufactured around 1895 by Gustav Dentzel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Seven original oil paintings, of museum quality, adorn the top crown. All the animals are meticulously hand-carved of bass and poplar wood and have been professionally restored to their original beauty. Both the Carousel and the Carousel House are National Historic Landmarks.

Schedule:
April - May: Open Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
June - July: Open Daily, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Aug. - Oct.: Open Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Nov. - March: Open Saturday only, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

The cost to ride is $.50. Private tours are available throughout the year, and the cost is $1 a person. For more information or to schedule a private tour, contact the City of Meridian Parks and Recreation Department.

Directions: 1802 Carousel Dr. From I-20/59 take 22nd Avenue exit; turn left on Eighth Street. Follow signs to Highland Park.