Top 11 Carousels You Haven't Heard Of in Chicago - Kid 101

Top 11 Carousels You Haven’t Heard Of in Chicago

Carousels are usually the main attraction of any theme park. While other theme park attractions may see their popularity fade with time, carousels remain a favorite among the visitors.

Fortunately, the city of Chicago offers plenty of these amazing rides to kids and to adults who are still young at heart.

Six Flags Great America

If you are looking for a magnificent ride than this double-decker beauty in Gurnee is just right for you. The 100-foot-tall, Columbia Carousel at Six Flags America is one of the biggest and most beautiful carousels of the country. Glowing with more than 1000 lights, this 10-story behemoth features 88 jumping horses, including 3 chariots and some other animals. Some of them move slowly while others remain stationary as the carousel takes laps.

The carousel features 16 beautiful oil paintings that depict scenes of the American history. The intricately designed creatures and paintings are an example of amazing artistry.

The Columbia Carousel is nestled among lush trees and a huge, reflective pool, so it gives you an amazing view while you enjoy the breezy spin.

Kids must be taller than 42″ to ride the carousel alone. The price for kids under 48″ is $44.9 and for adults, it is $64.99.

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