Last Friday Zeb and Eider Duck and two humans went to Nederland, Colorado. We wanted to see where the Frozen Dead Guy Days events would occur and look around this quaint mountain town.
There is a Carousel of Happiness in Nederland and we want to tell you about it.
This carousel is open year round. The enclosed pavilion contains the carousel, a fully restored 1913 Wurlitzer Band Organ, a puppet theater and a gift shop.
There are a variety of animals on the Carousel of Happiness.
All 58 of these animals were hand carved by Scott Harrison. Zeb and Eider rode on several.
The carousel is a restored 1910 Looff carousel.
There are also paintings of animals on the walls.
You have to see this!
When Scott Harrison was a Marine serving in Viet Nam, he envisioned building a carousel in the mountains.
And he really did it!! He is still carving and each new addition is wonderful. This is one of the recent additions to the pavilion.
We don’t know what will be next.
We talked to a nice man named John that explained everything to us and then started the carousel so we could ride.
The rides cost just $1 per person. If you can, give them a little extra to help meet expenses.
The Carousel of Happiness is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to spreading joy to those who visit the carousel. Profits go to charities that benefit children and people with special needs. For more information and more photos visit www.carouselofhappiness.org This place is fantastic and fun!