Southern Carousel Road Trip

Nothings screams nostalgia like a carousel ride. Carousels are what summer days are made for. There are many beautiful carousels around the country including some beautiful historic carousels all around the South. Some of your favorite cities or destinations will have a carousel or two right in the area of your next vacation. Here is a list of carousels in some cities worth the visit on your next vacation.

Prince Charming Regal Carousel, Disney World

One of the most beautiful carousels to ride is located in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. If a trip to the greatest place on Earth is on your list, a ride on the Regal Carousel built in 1917 is sure to bring you magical joy and great picture opportunities too.


Pavilion Nostalgia Park, Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a family favorite for many reasons. The beach, the amusement park, the boardwalk and more. You won't want to miss a ride on 1912 built carousel. If the time is right, you might just get to ride on the elk figure. It's the only surviving one left on any historic carousel in the country.


Coolidge Park, Tennessee

Chattanooga is another fun family vacation destination. The frame of the carousel at Coolidge Park was built in 1895. The horses on the carousel have been replaced but there is still a sense of history with every ride.


Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, Tennessee

This amusement park is also located in Chattanooga which means you may just get to ride two historic carousels on your trip. The carousel was built in 1916 and features beautiful chariots and details.


New Orleans City Park

It's not just about Mardi Gras in New Orleans. One could plan a trip around food, music and more to New Orleans. For a family friendly experience take a ride on the carousel in New Orleans City Park. This Carousel was built in 1906 but some of the figures can be dated back to 1885. Now that's historic.


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