Upcoming Events at the Carousel!
The Heritage Carousel is pleased to announce we are a recipient of a Principal Financial Group Community Challenge Grant of $5,000!!
Please consider a gift of any size to help us achieve our goal of raising $5,000 in matching funds by December 1, 2015. We express our thanks to The Principal Financial Group for their generosity and look forward to keeping our riders and families updated on our progress towards achieving our goal. All raised funds will go directly to painting and maintenance of The Heritage Carousel to keep it at a high level of quality and grandeur for our community.
Donations may be mailed to:
The Heritage Carousel
P.O. Box 8352
Des Moines, IA 50301-8352
15th Annual Cruise to the Carousel Car Show!!
Presented by the Rollin Relics Car Club!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
(rain or shine)
Heritage Carousel, Union Park
Car Registration: 9:00am-12:00pm
Voting: 12:00pm-1:30 pm
Awards: 3:30 pm
There will be food, door prizes, an auction, a 50/50 drawing,
and a "Special Guest Appearance!"
Also, there will be FREE Carousel rides from11:00 am-4:00 pm
sponsored by The Rollin Relics Car Club!!
|Last full day of the Season is Tuesday, August 25th.
Open Wednesday, August 26th from 2pm - 7pm to celebrate back to school! The carousel will continue to be open for weekends through September 20th. Reduced weekend hours in September of 12pm-6pm.
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Clowns at the Carousel 2015 another success!
This year we served 1700 glasses of lemonade and water, 2500 pieces of pizza, 900 bags of popcorn, 324 cups of yogurt, and 384 granola bars! There was also 979 free carousel rides given and 400 free bike helmets given away! Many thanks to The Korn Patch Klowns, all of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who helped to make this event such a success!
Looking for a fun, affordable venue to host a birthday party, anniversary, family reunion, employee appreciation day, and more?! Consider The Heritage Carousel! For more information on renting the Carousel, click here.
Keep riding the Carousel all season long!
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.
To purchase your Season Passes, merchandise, and/or donate:
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
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!!
Wow – over 42,000 rides were taken on the
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 2015 season.*
- A voucher for a t-shirt of your choice.*
- A 10% discount on any private rentals during the 2015 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!
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
|Keep the Carousel going round –
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
Special Thanks To:
Eric J. Hermann Design & Photography - many, many photos and website design
JTM MultiMedia, Inc. - website hosting, maintenance & happy-to-help attitude