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Purchase Your 2015 Season Passes Now!

Heritage Carousel - Des Moines, Iowa

Get ready for the 2015 season and get your 2015 season passes now!! (Family, Grandparent, or Childcare Provider season passes available.)  Family and Grandparent Season Passes are only $35!*  Check prices for Childcare passes here.
*Shipping and Handling of $0.50 will be added to your online season pass order.


Celebrate the holiday season with a Heritage Carousel ornament!
Only $5/ornament!  (plus S&H)

Heritage Carousel 2014 Ornament

A wonderful gift to help celebrate the Holidays and help support The Heritage Carousel.  The ornament is approximately 2-1/2" wide by 2-1/4" tall acrylic with mirrored backing.  Red, elastic ribbon included. There is also an option to gift wrap.  (Ornaments will be available for shipping approximately 12/1/14.)

**Consider combining an ornament with a season pass for some of your
holiday gifts this year!** 

Purchase your season passes, holiday ornaments and/or donate:

Order Online

Please consider giving a donation to The Heritage Carousel and keep the Carousel going 'round!  The Heritage Carousel is a non-profit organization overseen by The Des Moines Carousel Foundation.  All donations go towards maintenance, upkeep of the Carousel and grounds, operational costs, and community events so that we can keep the rides at
50 cents/child.


There were thousands of smiles as the Carousel went around and around this season!  
Please join us on Facebook or sign up for our e-mails to stay informed of any
special events or offers that may occur during the off season!  
We look forward to seeing you all again in the Spring!!


The 14th Annual Cruise to the Carousel Car Show was
a Huge Success!!

Congratulations to the winner of the
Carousel Choice Award, Gale Gregg!!

Carousel Choice Award Winner Gale Gregg & Mater
Gale and his 1958 Chevy Tow Truck ("Mater!")

This year the Cruise to the Carousel Car Show had 160 registered cars as well as numerous cars in attendance from The Rollin Relics.  It was a lovely day for all in the park!  Great food, amazing cars, smiles and Carousel rides for everyone!  The Rollin Relics sponsorship of the Carousel provided 1,100 FREE RIDES during the event.  WOW!  To view more photos from this year's event, click here.

The Cruise to the Carousel Car Show is put on by a lot of hard work, love, and dedication by the many volunteers from The Rollin Relics Car Club.  They put in a lot of work all year round to make this wonderful event happen and to help support The Heritage Carousel.  We can't thank them enough!  Many thanks to everyone who supported the show by organizing, entering, attending or donating to the event.

The Rollin Relics is the largest annual contributor to The Heritage Carousel.  They help to keep the Carousel going 'round and keep the rides at 50 cents for children.

Clowns at the Carousel 2014

Clowns at the Carousel 2014 was a huge success!!

Thanks to the Korn Patch Klowns and the many sponsors, volunteers, and patrons who made this event come together!
A great time was had by all!

A special shout out to Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines, Children's Hospital & Clinics for sponsoring free rides during the event!! They sponsored 986 free rides in 2-1/2 hours!! WOW!


Congratulations to Wren, our First Rider of the Year!!
Wren - 2014 First Rider of the Year!

Many thanks to all of the children and families who participated in the First Rider of the Year Event!!
  We had a lovely Saturday morning to kick things off
and a wonderful turnout!  
Many smiles and happiness on the
Carousel that morning!

A huge round of applause to our winner...Wren!!!

Wren (4) was chosen as our 2014 First Rider of the Year!!  She chose the Pirate Cat as her first ride on our official kickoff of the 2014 season!  Many congratulations to Wren!!

For more photos of our event, please click here


Collage photo

Wow – over 44,000 rides were taken on the
Heritage Carousel in 2013!!

Season Passes Now Available!!

Unlimited rides for the 2014 season!!
Individual and Family Pass (for immediate family members) - $35
Grandparents Pass (for all Grandkids) - $35
Childcare Provider Passes:
1-5 kids - $40
6-15 kids - $50
16-30 kids - $60
31+ kids - $70
Click for more details or to sign up!


Carousel Kid Cards Available at the Carousel!!

With Spring right around the corner, these will go quickly with thoughts of Carousel rides ahead!  Great for multiple rides in one day!  
Each Kid Card offers 7 rides for $3!  
Buy 6 rides, get your 7th free!!
Click for details!


Adopt-An-Animal on the Heritage Carousel

Keep the Carousel going 'round and affordable to many!!  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 remain available for all to enjoy!  Included in your adoption donation is:

  • Season naming rights and/or personalized message for your animal or chariot which will be displayed at the Heritage Carousel as well as on the website.
  • A Family OR Grandparent season pass offering unlimited rides for the 2014 season.*
  • A voucher for a t-shirt of your choice.*
  • A 10% discount on any private rentals during the 2014 season.
*For tax purposes, the value of the pass and shirt ($45) must be deducted from the total amount of your donation.  One or both of these items may be eliminated if you so choose.

Click here to view the animals still available for adoption!


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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