Carousel of Happiness in Nederland, Colorado

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.

Carousel of Happiness in Nederland Colorado

Carousel of Happiness in Nederland Colorado

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.

Riding on a peacock

Riding on a peacock

All 58 of these animals were hand carved by Scott Harrison.  Zeb and Eider rode on several.

Riding on an ostrich in Colorado

Riding on an ostrich in Colorado

The carousel is a restored 1910 Looff carousel.

We can sit anywhere

We can sit anywhere

There are also paintings of animals on the walls.

Painted pandas on the walls

Painted pandas 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.

Zeb and Eider with a new friend

Zeb and Eider with a new friend

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.

Polar bear and others on wall

Polar bear and others on and through wall

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.

Riding on a bear followed by a zebra

Riding on a bear followed by a zebra and dog

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!

Carousel of Happiness serves smiles

Carousel of Happiness serves smiles

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